Lacto-Relief Milk & Cheese Digestion
The Difficulties of Dairy
Milk is a great source of essential nutrients such as protein and calcium, yet many people struggle with proper digestion of milk and dairy products.
If your digestive system works as it should, the enzyme lactase breaks down the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose, two simpler forms of sugar. Glucose and galactose are then absorbed into the bloodstream. In people with lactose intolerance, when the lactase produced is insufficient to digest the amount of lactose consumed, the bowel retains water. Undigested lactose then passes from the small intestine into the colon where it is fermented by bacteria. The resulting symptoms can include cramping, bloating, gas, nausea and diarrhea.
Lactose intolerance, characterized by the inability to break down lactase (the sugar found in milk), affects 10 to 16 percent of the entire American population. Lactase deficiency can develop over time, as early as childhood, or later in life due to a variety of conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health, specific populations show higher levels of intolerance: 95 percent of Asians; 60 to 80 percent of African Americans and Ashkenazi Jews; 80 to 100 percent of American Indians; and 50 to 80 percent of Hispanics. For many, milk proteins are an added problem and can cause milk protein intolerance in dairy-sensitive individuals.
Digestive enzyme supplementation supports dairy digestion.*
Lacto-Relief for Dairy Digestion
Lacto-Relief is specifically designed to aid in the digestion of dairy products. Lactase in Lacto-Relief hydrolyzes lactose, thereby relieving the discomfort of lactose intolerance.*
Sources of Hidden Lactose You May Not Have Known
Bread and other baked goods; waffles, pancakes, biscuits, cookies and mixes to make them; processed breakfast foods such as doughnuts, frozen waffles and pancakes, toaster pastries, and sweet rolls; processed breakfast cereals; instant potatoes, soups, and breakfast drinks; potato chips, corn chips and other processed snacks; processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and lunch meats; margarine; salad dressings; liquid and powdered milk-based meal replacements; protein powders and bars; candies; non-dairy liquid and powdered coffee creamers; and non-dairy whipped toppings.
Take 1 or more capsules with each meal, as needed, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.