Lactose intolerance is a painful and socially difficult condition suffered by between 6 and 10 million people in the UK. Nausea, stomach cramps, bloating, wind and diarrhoea are all commonly associated with this condition.
Lactose and dairy intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose (the major sugar found in milk). It occurs when there is an absence or shortage of the enzyme lactase produced by the cells lining the small intestine. It has been estimated that up to 70% of adults are lactose intolerant.
Low levels of digestive enzymes are often related to age and lifestyle. The delicate enzymes in food are destroyed by cooking and high heat processing, so the typical “modern” diet of processed foods puts extra strain on the pancreas and other digestive organs to produce the necessary digestive enzymes. We also tend to produce less digestive enzymes in the pancreas as we age. Because of the importance of your digestive health to your immune function, supplementing with digestive enzymes and improving absorption helps promote overall good health.
Each bottle contains 120 vegetarian caplets and contains no yeast, corn, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, sugar, salt, nuts or starch.
Symbion™ is manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), using only the purist, pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Each batch is DNA tested for ingredient purity, quality, and CFU concentration to ensure uniformity.
Without lactase, lactose cannot pass through the gut wall into the bloodstream. Lactase breaks the milk sugar into two simpler forms of sugar called glucose and galactose. These are then absorbed into the bloodstream.