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LactoseSTOP for dairy digestion: ǂ

  • Helps thoroughly digest foods that contain dairy ǂ
  • Helps relieve the gas, indigestion, and bloating issues related to lactose ǂ
  • Digestive enzymes including lactase plus probiotics for complete support ǂ
  • NO added inactive ingredients, easy one-capsule serving

Digestive Care—For Dairy Digestion

If you have trouble with dairy digestion, you may have lactose intolerance, an impaired ability to break down the natural sugar (lactose) in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is not the same as a dairy allergy, which is the result of an immune response to a component in dairy such as milk protein (casein).

Lactose intolerance is a product of poor lactose (milk sugar) digestion and not an immune response to a component of milk. The signs of lactose intolerance are unpleasant and include these symptoms some 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating dairy products:

  • Gas and bloating
  • Diarrhea, abdominal cramps
  • Nausea/headaches
  • Acne

That’s right, even acne is a sign of lactose intolerance. More surprising is that many people with lactose intolerance do not know they have this condition.

Dairy Digestion in America Today

Dairy digestion—or rather dairy indigestion—is an issue with approximately 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant. What does it mean to be lactose intolerant?

In a person with lactose intolerance, the enzyme lactase (which breaks down lactose) is missing or deficient. This enzyme is normally manufactured in the lining of the small intestine where it goes to work on the sugar (lactase) in dairy products, breaking it down into simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose that can then be absorbed. The body cannot absorb lactose in its intact state, and if the lactose isn’t broken down in the small intestine it passes to the large intestine, or colon, intact.

Intact lactose in the colon is bad news. Here the undigested milk sugar forms a rich food for the bacteria in the colon. These bacteria produce gasses and acids as a byproduct of feeding on the lactose and presto! You have lactose intolerance symptoms such as acne (likely a result of toxins produced by the lactose-feeding bacteria) and digestive issues such as foul gas, unsightly bloating, nausea, and possible stomach cramps.

What Can I Do About Lactose Intolerance?

In addition to the digestive and skin issues that poor dairy digestion can cause, this condition can also impair your body’s ability to absorb calcium from dairy products. Dairy is a prime source of vital calcium needed to maintain bone mass as you age.

The simplest way to find out if you have lactose intolerance is to eliminate all dairy products and foods that contain dairy for a few weeks to see if your digestive and skin symptoms subside. Other tests for lactose intolerance include doctor administered:

  • Lactose tolerance blood test that measures blood sugar levels to see if they are elevated (they should be if you are able to digest lactose properly) after consuming dairy
  • Hydrogen breath test, which measures the amount of hydrogen (a byproduct of lactose-fermenting bacteria in the colon) present in the breath
  • Stool acidity test (usually used for infants and small children) to determine the amount of lactic acid and other acids produced by fermenting bacteria in the stool

The degree of lactose intolerance varies from person to person. Many people do very well by cutting down the amount of lactose they consume and supplementing with lactase, the diary digesting enzyme that helps break down milk sugar in the small intestine.

Supplements such as LactoseSTOP help digest dairy using several natural enzymes and ingredients that address the whole digestive tract to reduce dairy digestion symptoms. The active milk-sugar busting ingredients in LactoseSTOP include:

  • Plant-derived lactase, the enzyme that targets milk sugar (lactose) and helps break it down so it does not arrive intact in the colon and feed bacteria there ǂ
  • Plant-derived papain and lipase, two further enzymes that help digest the protein and fat in dairy, promoting more thorough dairy digestion ǂ
  • LactoWise®, a combination of probiotics and prebiotics that support the production of lactic acid needed to digest dairy products ǂ

Take LactoseSTOP as you start eating a meal or snack that contains dairy. Each capsule contains enough lactase to break down a 24oz glass of milk and enough papain to break down the protein in a 32oz glass of milk.

Know Your Dairy Digestion—Hidden Sources of Dairy
The components of dairy show up in far more foods than obvious dairy products such as milk, cheese, and ice cream. Anything that contains casein, lactose, caseinate, curds, milk solids, powder, or byproducts, whey, or sodium caseinate contains dairy. These ingredients are hidden in:

  • Up to 20% of prescription medications, including birth control medications
  • Hot dogs and lunch meats (unless it’s kosher)
  • Pancake and cookie mixes
  • Most protein shakes
  • Cereals, soups, instant potatoes
  • Pasta, sauces
  • Candy, puddings, snacks

It’s important to read the complete list of ingredients for all foods when you’re looking to cut down on your dairy intake or manage your lactose intolerance with supplements. Knowing how much dairy you eat and when will go a long way to offsetting the digestive symptoms of lactose intolerance.