What does it mean to be lactose intolerant?
Have you ever heard that old familiar rumbling after eating dairy? You might suffer from what is known as lactose intolerance. What exactly is this puzzling disorder? Lactose intolerance is not a food allergy but is rather a deficiency caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase. Lactase is the enzyme that helps to completely digest milk sugar called lactose. While there are true milk allergies, they are a rarer occurrence and appear in only about 4% of the population. It is estimated that 60% of adults suffer from some form of lactose intolerance. If you are lactose intolerant, the most common lactose intolerant symptoms are abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhea, flatulence and vomiting. Some or all of these symptoms may occur 30 minutes to two hours after ingesting milk products. The severity of the symptoms is usually linked to the amount of lactose that has been ingested and also how much lactase your body makes.
So does this mean you can never enjoy milk again?
What about a bowl of ice cream or even a slice of heavenly cheesecake? Luckily there is a solution. Lactase pills or sometimes better known as lactase enzyme pills can help to offset these uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms. These enzyme pills are convenient, discreet and taken before meals. However depending on their potency and delivery system may only have limited effect. LactasePro from scimera.com is a lactose intolerant formulation that can help to support these lactase symptoms effectively so you can enjoy dairy again. LactasePro is formulated in a delayed release capsule that allows the capsule contents to survive the stomach acid and reach the intestinal microvilli. This formulation allows for lactose to be digested properly. In addition to lactose digestive issues approximately 20% of lactose intolerant individuals also have difficulty digesting the complex dairy proteins also found in milk and dairy products.