People have varying levels of lactase enzyme
production, which causes varying levels of LI, and certain foods are better tolerated by some than others.
Some people will need to take a lactase enzyme
supplement to manage symptoms of LI (NIDDK, 2014).
Researchers theorize that enzymes from bacteria in kefir and yogurt are active in the digestive system, breaking down lactose to more digestible glucose and galactose--similar to the effects of a lactase enzyme
Some people find it hard to digest milk because they dont produce enough lactase enzyme
, used to digest lactose in milk.
The patent relates to a lactase enzyme
, which is free from arylsulfatase.
To mitigate this problem, researchers in Europe have developed an advanced lactase enzyme
formulation that targets the underlying cause of the problem--and helps restore the ability to digest lactose
The company is introducing a lactose-free sour cream made from organic pasteurized cream, lactase enzyme
and live active cultures.
Or, when you do, take lactase enzyme
pills with your meal or snack.
Your doctor also may suggest over-the-counter lactase enzyme
tablets or liquid, although not everyone finds that these work.
In the absence of the lactase enzyme
, colonic bacteria act to digest the ingested lactose, which creates gas and causes bloating, abdominal pain and sometimes diarrhea.
Then a lactase enzyme
is added and this breaks down the remaining lactose into simpler forms your body can absorb.
Those who fall into that category--and who need to take a drug that contains lactose--might consider using over-the-counter lactase enzyme
to help prevent gastrointestinal side effects due to lactose intolerance.