from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme occurring in certain yeasts and in the intestinal juices of mammals and catalyzing the hydrolysis of lactose into glucose and galactose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A β-galactosidase enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of the disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and glucose monomers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which inverts lactose to dextrose and galactose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
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Those with celiac disease often become lactose intolerant because the disease affects the inner lining of the intestine where lactase is made.
Usually lactose intolerant means that the enzyme lactase is missing or in small quantities.
[I] f babies aren't given milk after weaning, their intestines think lactase is no longer needed and intolerance is the result.
The loss of lactase is genetically regulated only.
But since I had years of being lactose intolerant before lactase pills came on the market, I can safely say that lactase is the closest equivalent to a wonder drug ever marketed.
(Lactose intolerance has proven intractable because the lack of lactase is not reversible.)
Has anyone done any research on how much lactase is needed to balance out 1 gram of lactose?
And the easiest way to make lactase is to harvest it from a fungus that naturally makes its own lactase.
The best time to take your lactase is just before you start eating.
The lactase is designed to go quickly through the stomach and enter the small intestine.
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