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Lactaid Enzyme Tablets
YesButWhyLactoseFree: No clear safety issue: lactose, a sugar (-ose means sugar), the principal sugar in mammalian milk, including human, & derived products. Food processing for extra cost is a big industry, but that does not mean necessary/safer/healthy. Some do not make as much lactase, a digestive enzyme for lactose, as adults; more common in people of asian heritage. However many other reasons some don’t like milk. ...Read more
Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?
No: Ice cream is not the answer if health is in question. ...Read more
ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone. ...Read more
Usually yes: Must be taken right before first ingestion of the milk product. Depending upon the severity of the intolerance, several tabs may be needed. ...Read more
It's fine to do: Lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose milk sugar) is something that all mammals have, because we are born milk-drinkers. As time goes by (it is genetic, familial) many people make less and less lactase, so can't digest lactose. Presuming the lactase pills have good purity, it should be fine to use every day, because it is just replacing something we naturally had in our bodies. ...Read more
Yes: When taken with meals containing milk sugar lactose, the enzyme lactase found in those pills helps to digest the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose. The pills need to be taken at the time of the meal, not before and not after- in order to work. Take in the directed amount based on the amount of milk in the food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, they can: they should be taken 4 hours apart. ...Read more
Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?
Probably not: There are no known interactions between simethicone and calcium supplements.Calcium, on the other hand, does interact with a number of drugs. Always check with your pharmacist before taking any medications with calcium supplements. (hope you're taking vitamin d with your calcium). ...Read more
Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?
No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...Read more