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Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

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

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Probably not: Amylase and amyloglucosidase (a type of amylase) break starches into sugars. Fructose itself is already a sugar. So, these two enzymes should not affect fructose intolerance. ...Read more

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Will taking pancreatic enzyme supplements help absorb other supplements like zinc?

Will taking pancreatic enzyme supplements help absorb other supplements like zinc?

Scam: If your pancreas is normal, i.e., you do not have cystic fibrosis and have not totally ruined it by drinking, there is no reason to take these pancreatic enzymes. They are a health fraud. So is almost all of what you have read about taking zinc; it will just upset your stomach. ...Read more

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Can i drink lactaid milk before/during/after taking azithromycin?

Can i drink lactaid milk before/during/after taking azithromycin?

Yes: Dairy products, calcium supplements can interfere with activity or absorption of some antibiotics, such as tetracyclines and some quinolones like cipro (ciprofloxacin). Macrolides like Azithromycin should be ok. ...Read more

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Can i take lactase enzymes with prosac?

Can i take lactase enzymes with prosac?

YES: There should be no interactions between lactase tablets and prozac (fluoxetine). They can be safely taken in the same day. ...Read more

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Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone. ...Read more

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Do lactaid pills (for lactose intolerants) work well?

Do lactaid pills (for lactose intolerants) work well?

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

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Is it healthy to take lactose (enzyme) pills daily?

Is it healthy to take lactose (enzyme)  pills daily?

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

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Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Can lactose intolerance pills work?

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 more

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Can coconut milk, lactase pills or lactose free milk cause excessive urination?

Can coconut milk, lactase pills or lactose free milk cause excessive urination?

Polyuria: ...I guess it depends on how much volume you consumed, assuming this is a new phenomenon for you and both diabetes and UTI are not present. ...Read more

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Can I take papaya enzyme tablets to ease digestion while pregnant?

Can I take papaya enzyme tablets to ease digestion while pregnant?

Most Definitely: In fact, before we could synthetically produce such enzymes, papaya was a source of digestive enzymes. You may have noticed that when consumed after a heavy meal it seems to facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when i was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

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Will supplementing lactase help me to digest casein? Or is there an OTC enzyme to help digest casein?

No: Supplementing lactase helps you digest lactose, the sugar that is in milk and dairy. Casein is the protein that is in milk and dairy, and has no connection with the lactase enzyme for digesting it. Different enzyme systems digest your proteins, fats and carbohydrates (sugars). ...Read more

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Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

No, but: The Amino Acid formula is worthless. It is not indicated or helpful for any known medical condition. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

Does simethicone interfere with calcium supplement absorption?

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

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Are calcium tablets taken with milk?

Are calcium tablets taken with milk?

Calcium: Calcium supplements should be taken with food for better absorption. The best way to get calcium is with a good diet of vegetables, especially dark green vegetables. ...Read more

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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

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

Lactaid (Definition)

Lactaid is a dietary supplement used by people with lactose intolerance to help digest lactose better. Lactaid contains lactase which is the enzyme ...Read more