While some health professionals call the inability to digest dairy "lactose intolerance," others call the ability to digest it "lactase persistence." Either way you look at it, lactose intolerance affects 25 percent of adults in the U.S.Wikipedia: Lactase
Simply put, lactose is a simple sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactase is an enzyme in the body that breaks down lactose to make it digestible.
Research has found that the inability to produce lactase is common in up to 15 percent of persons of northern European descent. Up to 80 percent of African Americans and Latinos are lactose intolerant, as are up to 100 percent of American Indians and Asians.
Losing the ability to digest dairy products can be temporary or permanent. It can be mild or severe. And it isn't pretty.
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LACTASE is an enzyme that aids in the digestion of lactose. Lactose is in dairy foods like ice cream, cheese, and milk. This supplement is used to break down lactose and prevent bloating, diarrhea, and gas of lactose intolerance.Planet Lactose
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How can Finlandia be lactose free?
Finlandia Swiss cheese is manufactured from milk which is coagulated by heat and microbial rennet. After coagulation the cheese is fermented with a souring agent containing lactobacilli, Streptococcus thermophilus and propionic acid bacteria. Within 24 hours, these bacteria break down the lactose into galactose and glucose. These are fermented further to lactic acid. Lactic acid is then fermented to acetic acid, propionic acid and carbon dioxide so that Finlandia Swiss does not contain lactose or any other carbohydrates.The World Allergy Organization is an international organization of 77 regional and national allergy and clinical immunology societies.