Shakeology Ingredient Education of the Day
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Lactase persistence is the continued activity of the enzyme lactase in adulthood. Since lactase’s only function is the digestion of lactose in milk, in most mammal species the activity of the enzyme is dramatically reduced after weaning. However in some human populations lactase persistence has recently evolve as an adaptation to the consumption of non-human milk and dairy products beyond infancy.
In the US and many other countries, we’ve certainly “got milk,” but not everyone can enjoy it. For around 10% of Americans, 10% of Africa’s Tutsi tribe, 50% of Spanish and French people, and 99% of Chinese, a tall cold glass of milk means an upset stomach and other unpleasant digestive side effects. In fact, most adults in the world are lactose intolerant and cannot digest lactose, the primary sugar in milk. And yet, regardless of our ancestry, most of us began our lives happily drinking milk from a bottle or breast. Lactose is broken down by a protein called lactase, which acts as a pair of molecular scissors, snipping the lactose molecule in two. Anyone who drank milk as a baby carries a working version of the gene that codes for lactase.
But in people who are lactose intolerant, that lactase gene is switched off after weaning. This site is a interesting read and I suggest spending time do so. With so many Lactose intolerant people in the US and world, we all can use a little extra Lactase.
- Fights Lactose Intolerance
- Fights Cramps
- Decrease diarrhea and gas
- Decreaase Indigestion
- Prevent heartburn
- Helps decrease dyspepsia
- Decrease ulcers
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