About Lacteeze

What is Lacteeze & how does it work?

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not have enough lactase digestive enzymes to break down the lactose in dairy during digestion.

Lacteeze tackles this problem in 2 ways – either by increasing the levels of lactase enzymes in the digestive system, OR by reducing the levels of lactose in milk and other liquid dairy products before you consume them.

Increasing your body’s levels of lactase enzymes

Lacteeze tablets and caplets contain a form of lactase enzymes (Tilactase) which can be taken orally. Taking Lacteeze immediately before consuming dairy temporarily increases the levels of lactase enzymes in the small intestine. Dairy can then be digested normally, eliminating the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

The Lacteeze remains in the small intestine for about an hour in adults and approximately 45 minutes in children. If you want to continue to eat dairy after this time we recommended you take another dose of Lacteeze to “top up” your enzyme levels.

Lacteeze tablets and caplets come in 3 strengths:

Pre-treating baby’s feeds to reduce the lactose content

Lacteeze Infant Drops are a safe and natural approach to infant colic associated with lactose intolerance. It is not a drug but a natural enzyme that can be added to baby’s milk or formula to reduce the level of lactose in baby’s feed.

The Lacteeze Infant Drops can be used for both breast and bottle feeding, so babies can continue to be breast fed even when they are lactose intolerant.

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Reducing the lactose content of liquid dairy products

Lacteeze Drops contain a form of Tilactase which is derived from yeast. This type of lactase enzyme has been used for many years to hydrolise the lactose in milk to make lactose-free products. Once Lacteeze Drops are added to milk (or any other liquid dairy product) a conversion process takes place where the lactose is broken down into more simple glucose and galactose milk sugars which can be more easily digested.

Lacteeze Drops should not be taken orally as the pH of the drops will render them less effective as they travel through the stomach.

Lacteeze Drops can be used to convert the lactose in milk, flavoured milk, cream, infant formula and breastmilk. By making your own lactose-free milk with Lacteeze Drops you can decide how much lactose you want to convert. The more drops you add or the longer you leave the mixture before consumption, the more lactose is converted and the sweeter the final product is. It is also cheaper to convert your own milk with Lacteeze Drops than to buy store-bought lactose-free products.

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Unsure about anything? Check out our FAQs for the most common questions we get asked about Lacteeze.