By now we've all heard about Lactose Intolerance. Chances are you or someone you know suffers from this condition. In fact, approximately 30-50 million Americans, or 15-20% of our population are afflicted to one degree or another. Unfortunately, more than half of all Americans who are Lactose intolerant are unaware of their condition. The other half experiences unnecessary discomfort that could be easily diagnosed and treated.
So, what is lactose intolerance anyway? Lactose is the predominant sugar in milk products. An enzyme called lactase is produced in the small intestine and breaks down lactose so it can be absorbed into the bloodstream. People whose bodies do not make enough lactase to fully digest lactose are unable to break down lactose and may experience mild to severe side effects within 30 minutes to two hours of eating dairy. This condition, called lactose intolerance, is not usually serious, but its symptoms can be bothersome bloating, gas, cramps and diarrhea. The severity of symptoms varies by individual, depending on how much lactose is consumed and whether it is consumed with other foods. Symptoms are most likely to begin during adolescence or early adulthood.
While lactose intolerance is not curable, it can be easily managed with Lactaid brand products. By preventing symptoms before they occur, Lactaid products allow to enjoy dairy favorites. Eliminating dairy completely is not only rash, it's unhealthy. Dairy is an excellent source of natural calcium, protein, vitamins, and other nutrients.
Try out Lactaid dietary supplements to make dairy foods easier to digest. Supplements can be used anytime, anywhere, allowing people with lactose intolerance to enjoy the flavor of dairy products without having to limit their intake. Now, Lactaid offers Fast Act, a supplement that works twice as fast as other ultra strength products to help prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
If you prefer, try Lactaid milk real, farm fresh milk with all the taste and none of the associated discomfort. Lactaid milk is just like any other brand of milk but with the added bonus of a lactase enzyme that breaks down the difficult to digest lactose into easily digested simple sugars. Lactaid milk contains all the nutrients found in regular milk such as calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A and D, and protein. Lactaid milk is perfect for drinking, cooking and baking, and is available in whole, 1%, 2%, fat-free and calcium fortified varieties.
Lactaid products are available at grocery, health, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.