Lactase is a digestive enzyme required for the breakdown of the milk sugar Lactose. Lactase should be produced by the body in the small intestines, however if little or no lactase is produced or if production is impaired, undigested lactose moves into the colon where it is fermented. This leads to the production of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and organic acids resulting in cramps, wind and diarrhoea. Intolerance to lactose is not life threatening, however it can make patients feel very unwell and although eliminating milk based products is one solution, it can prove impractical as well as resulting in dietary restrictions. The enzyme activity is measured and expressed in Food Chemical Codex (FCC) units, a standard for plant enzymes that is a better description than weight in milligrams, as it describes the level of enzyme activity. This is a high potency product and can only be compared with other manufacturers’ products if they supply units of activity (not weight). This product can be used on a long term basis to reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Daily intake: 1 to 3 tablets
A white coated round tablet. Each tablet delivers: Lactase Complex 200mg (Equivalent to 4000 FCC) Tableted With: DiCalcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate. Disintegration Time Less than 30 minutes. Suitable for vegetarians.
Take 1 tablet before a meal containing milk products (lactose). 2 tablets can be taken if the meal contains significant dairy content. This product can be used on a long term basis to reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Do not exceed 3 tablets daily dose.
Allergen Advice The following list of allergens is excluded: Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast. Cautions None known at the recommended usage. Storage instructions To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light. Legal category Food supplement.