Lactase

How does Lactase work?

People who are lactose intolerant have trouble digesting the milk sugar lactose. Lactase is an enzyme that splits the milk sugar lactose, to produce the sugars glucose and galactose.

Are there safety concerns?

Lactase seems to be safe for most people. There are no reported side effects.

Do not use lactase if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Lactase.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For lactose intolerance: the typical dose of lactase is 6000-9000 IU tablets chewed and swallowed at the start of a meal that contains lactose. 2000 IU of the solution added to 500 mL of milk immediately before drinking it has also been used.

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