Natural Factors Lactase Enzyme helps prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance and assists in the digestion of dairy products. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose (milk sugar), caused by the lack of lactase, the enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose in the digestive tract.
- Reduces the symptoms associated with lactose intolerance
- Minimizes gas and bloating
- Reduces cramps and abdominal pain
- Helps digest foods with dairy
Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest milk sugar (lactose), is caused by the lack of or deficiency of lactase, an enzyme manufactured in the small intestine that breaks down lactose. Lactase enzyme assists in the digestion of dairy products. Supplemental lactase replaces the body’s missing enzyme, thereby effectively relieving the uncomfortable symptoms of diarrhea, gas, and bloating that result from lactose intolerance.
Natural Factors Lactase Enzyme helps prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance. As it is an enzyme that works directly on lactose present in food being ingested, the capsules must be taken each time lactose-containing foods are consumed as the enzyme only works on the food just consumed. Lactase has no lasting effect beyond the meal with which it is taken.
Each capsule contains:
Lactase (Aspergillus oryzae) (whole) 250 mg (9000 FCC ALU*)
*FCC: Food Chemical Codex, ALU: Acid Lactase Unit
Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Assists in the digestion of dairy products. Lactase converts lactose into an easily digestible form by replacing the body’s missing enzyme, thereby effectively relieving the uncomfortable symptoms of diarrhea, gas and bloating that result from lactose intolerance.
Recommended adult dose: 1–2 capsules just before consuming any food containing lactose or as directed by a health care practitioner. Lactase Enzyme must be taken each time you consume a lactose-containing food, as the enzyme will only work on the food just consumed. Lactase Enzyme has no lasting effect beyond the meal with which it is taken. Depending on the amount of lactose in the food you eat, or for severe lactose intolerance, you may need to adjust the dosage to 2 capsules, but no more than 2. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes. Headaches, heartburn, bloating and hypersensitivity (e.g., allergy) have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, or GMOs.
9000 FCC ALU