Is Lactose Intolerance Interrupting Your Life?
July 2, 2012 | By Anita Jackson

Foods made with dairy or ingredients derived from milk are often seen as the most delicious to eat.

Millions of people experience uncomfortable or embarrassing digestive episodes when they consume dairy products.

If you suffer from bouts of constipation, diarrhea, or indigestion, you probably have lactose intolerance. It's important to find a lactose intolerance remedy quickly, so that you can alleviate the discomfort and restore balance to your digestive system.

Understanding Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Most people don't connect their digestive troubles with dairy. The majority of people around the world battle symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance makes it difficult for the body to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. Healthy digestive systems contain a sufficient amount of lactase, an enzyme that lives in the small intestine. People who have lactose intolerance lack a sufficient amount of lactase, and so their body struggles to break down lactose sugars into forms of glucose that can be absorbed by the body.

Spotting Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Many people are born with a sufficient amount of lactase enzyme in their system, but a poor diet and aging can cause loss of lactase. Because the severity of your lactose intolerance can change over time, it can be difficult to know when to start looking for a lactose intolerance remedy. For additional support, speak to your doctor.

Symptoms may include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn

Where to Look for a Lactose Intolerance Remedy

Most people with lactose intolerance choose to continue eating dairy, even though their bodies clearly warn against it. The simplest, healthiest way to avoid symptoms from dairy intolerance is to stop consuming milk-based products.

As an alternative, or in addition to a reduction in the amount of dairy products eaten, probiotic supplements can help restore the production of lactase in the gut.* In addition to balancing out the natural enzymes and bacteria of the digestive system, probiotics can also be used to support the colon and intestine, allowing smooth transfer to the rest of the body and soothing lactose intolerance symptoms.*

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