Lactose can be found in almost all foods, but primarily dairy foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, veal, yogurt, ice cream, margarine, etc. Additionally, 20% of prescription drugs also contain lactose, like antibiotics and oral contraceptives for example, but it doesn't end there! 6% of over-the-counter medicines also contain some form of lactose.
Lactose intolerance is a dietary problem that occurs from a lack of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced by cells located in the small intestine. When the production of this enzyme is low, the common sugar known as lactose cannot be broken down within the intestine, thus resulting in multiple unpleasant symptoms such as upset stomach, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, and/or nauseousness.
Lactose intolerance is an intermittent yet recurring global issue that affects people from all walks of life. It can develop randomly or be acquired through genetic means by way of cell adaptation, typically as we grow older and our bodies decrease lactase enzyme production. Lactose intolerance can also commonly occur in patients pre-diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, and/or inflammatory bowel disease.
Yes, DairyCare contains zero gluten, the protein that effects celiac patients. Celiac disease associates with lactose intolerance. A high prevalence of celiac disease was observed in patients with a positive H2-lactose breath test (diagnostic test for lactose intolerance) compared to healthy controls. In these subjects, lactase deficiency seems to be the only manifestation of Celiac Disease. We suggest serologic screening for celiac disease in all patients with a positive H2-lactose breath test before beginning a milk-exclusion diet.
DairyCare is safe for children. We recommend one capsule per day for children 12 years old and younger. For children under six years of age, swallowing a capsule can be a problem, so we recommend opening one capsule and empty its contents into applesauce or pudding.
First and foremost, DairyCare is a probiotic consisting of Lactobacillus gg probiotic. It is this probiotic (found naturally in the body) which is capable of producing all of the benefits discussed here. So, improvement in bowel habits, tolerance of dairy foods and liquids, immune system improvement, etc. all stem from the properties contained within the probiotic of DairyCare. The additional benefits of this probiotic came from the proprietary formulation of DairyCare, itself, whereby it has a two-year shelf life, works immediately with one dosage daily and does not require refrigeration, to name just a few.