A high potency lactase along with eight additional enzymes. Formulated for individuals who have difficulty digesting foods that contain Lactose and dairy protein.

Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase. Certain ethnic and racial populations are more widely affected than others. As many as 75 percent of all African Americans and American Indians and 90 percent of Asian Americans are lactose intolerant. The condition is least common among persons of northern European descent.

Lactase is the enzyme in the small intestine that digests lactose (a dairy protein). Normally, lactase breaks lactose down into a form that can be easily absorbed by the blood. When there is not enough lactase to digest the amount of lactose consumed, water is retained in the bowel, which, results in bloating and diarrhea. Lactose that passes into the large intestine is fermented by bacteria. This produces carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. This may lead to bloating, cramping and gas.

Symptoms of lactose intolerance include cramps, gas and diarrhea. They usually occur 30 minutes to two hours after ingesting lactose containing foods. The severity of symptoms usually depends on the amount of lactose ingested and how much of the enzyme, lactase, remains in the intestinal tract. Supplementation of lactase allows for lactose to be more readily digestible and absorbed. By taking Lacto with meals that contain lactose, you are providing your body with the enzymes needed for proper digestion of not only dairy protein (lactose) but fats, carbohydrates, meat protein and fiber.

Suggested Use: One capsule at the beginning of each meal that contains dairy. More may be taken as needed.

Serving Size: 1 capsule. Capsules Per Container: 30

Amount Per Capsule: Lactase 9,500 ALU, Amylase Thera-blend 7,500 DU, Protease Thera-blend 25,000 HUT, Glucoamylase 25 AG, Lipase Thera-blend 600 FCCFIP, Maltase 350 DP, Cellulase Thera-blend 300 CU, Alpha-Galactosidase 50 GALU, Invertase 25 INVU

100% Vegetarian/Vegan. This product contains no fillers.