If you are suffering from a lactose intolerance, you are having problems with the digestion of milk and milk products. This digestive problem is caused by a shortage of the properly functioning enzyme lactase. This intestinal protein is produced in the small intestine and is responsible for the digestion of lactose, a milk sugar that is present in milk. If there is insufficient lactase, the lactose will not be digested properly and complaints of lactose intolerance will occur.
The most common symptoms of lactose intolerance are abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, bloating, diarrhoea and excessive flatulence. The more lactose you eat or drink, the more of these symptoms you will have. It is possible that with a limited intake of products that are rich in lactose, you will not experience any complaints.
A diet that is low in lactose is the best cure for a lactose intolerance. It is usually not necessary to cut out all lactose products from your diet, since smaller amounts often do not cause any complaints. A dietary supplement can help you to alleviate the symptoms of lactose intolerance and to stimulate the digestion of lactose. At Optiphar you can find supplements from different brands such as Solgar, Metagenics and Deba.