Seeking Health Lactase Drops, 0.5 oz/15mL
Seeking Health Lactase Drops are a liquid lactase enzyme supplement to prevent symptoms of lactose-interolerance. Add the drops to milk, ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, or any product containing lactose. Make your own lactose-free dairy products at home. Safe for infants and children. 0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL amber glass bottle with dropper top.
Seeking Health Lactase Drops
Lactose intolerance occurs when there is a defficiency of the lactase enzyme, normally produced by the cells lining the small intestine. Lactase breaks down lactose into simpler forms of sugar, which are absorbed into the blood stream. Those with lactose intolerance are unable to sufficiently digest lactose, resulting in uncomfortable symptoms after consuming milk products.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance usually occur between 30 minutes and 2 hours after the consumption of milk or milk products, and can range from mild to sever.
Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance include:
- • Abdominal Pain
- • Abdominal Bloating
- • Gas
- • Diarrhea
- • Nausea
Lactose Intolerance can develop over time, beginning around age 2 when the body naturally begins to produce less lactase. Research shows a possible genetic link to this sort of intolerance. Lactose Intolerance can also develop as a side effect of illness such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease, or chemotherapy. Lactose intolerance in children under the age of 2 may be attributed to illness more so than genetic predisposition.
Commercial milk products are sold with the lactase enzyme added for easier digestion, but are often much more expensive than their non-enzymated counterparts.
One bottle of Lactase Drops allows you to make your own lactose-free dairy products at home; makes up to 10 gallons of lactose-free milk!
To use Lactase Drops to make your own lactose-free dairy products, simply drop the liquid directly into your milk carton, or any liquid lactose-containing product, and shake to combine. A typical dose is 5 drops per pint.
Lactase Drops can also be placed into water or juice, directly on the food, or dropped onto the tongue just prior to, during, or immediately after eating lactose containing products to assist digestibility.
Enjoy milk, cream, ice cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, butter, whipped cream, sour cream, or powdered milk again.
Many processed foods contain milk and milk products; often added as a preservative or to increase the flavor of foods that you typically would not think contain milk.
Foods that often contain milk or milk products:
- • Bread and baked goods
- • Waffles, pancakes, doughnuts, toaster pastries, and other breakfast rolls
- • Processes breakfast cereals
- • Instant soups, instant potatoes, instant breakfast drinks
- • Potato chips or corn chips
- • Processed meats such as bacon, sausage, lunch meats or hot dogs
- • Salad dressings
- • Protein powders and protein bars
- • Candies
- • Liquid coffee creamers
- • French fries from fast food restaurants
Lactose can even be found in prescription medications, birth control pills, and over the counter medications to treat stomach acid or gas. The very medications you take to treat your lactose intolerance can lead to more lactose intolerance!
Seeking Health Lactase Drops allow the entire family to safely enjoy milk products again, and can prevent lactose intolerance symptoms immediately if lactose is inadvertantly consumed.
Lactase Drops are safe for all ages, and the sweet-tasting liquid is easy to administer to infants and children with its easy dropper delivery system.
Helpful Tips to administer Lactase Drops to infants:
- • Add 3-5 drops to one pint of formula for infants with lactose intolerance
- • Place one drop directly into the mouth of your infant before breast feeding
- • Add 3-5 drops of bottled breast milk for infants
If you are freezing breast milk for later use, add Lactase Drops to the milk and allow 24 hours for the enzyme to digest the lactose in the milk before freezing.
The digestive enzymes in Lactase Drops will not work in freezing temperatures. Always allow 24 hours for the drops to work in the milk product before freezing.
The lactase enzyme in Lactase Drops is suspended in a sweet glycerin base that does require refrigeration after being opened. Unopened bottles of Lactase Drops do not require refrigeration, but doing so will extend the shelf life.
.5 fl oz/ 15 mL
About Seeking Health, the company
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
- • Without water, we die.
- • Without food, we die.
- • Without probiotics, we get digestive disorders.
- • Without multivitamins, we become depressed, fatigued and sick.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
- • Once digestion is restored and optimized with the best probiotics, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and intestinal repair nutrients, one is able to absorb nutrients from foods and high quality multivitamins.
- • Once environmental exposures are reduced, one is able to reduce toxic burden which then frees up nutrients to work in promoting health and preventing disease.
- • Once diet is optimized, nutrients flood in, energy increases, blood sugar stabilizes and the immune system balances.
- • Creating a social outlet and inlet allows the parasympathetic nervous system to regain control over the reactive sympathetic nervous system, allowing countless nutrients to be used proactively and in a protective manner instead of being wasted on producing stress hormones.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.
- Add 5 drops of Lactase Drops per pint or per liter of milk (depends on your level of lactose intolerance),
- Add 1 to 2 dropperfuls of Lactase Drops per gallon of milk,
- Reduced fat milk contains more lactose than raw milk so one may add less Lactase Drops to whole milk or raw milk.
To use fewer Lactase Drops per pint or per gallon, allow up to 30 hrs before consumption occurs. There is no benefit to wait longer than 30 hours as the lactase enzyme already consumed all the lactose it can.
Experiment with the number of drops. The recommended amount of 5 drops is enough to digest 70% of the lactose in one pint of milk after 24 hours. Some people may need less and some need more. We are currently undergoing testing to see if we can digest 70% of lactose in 1 liter of milk.
To consume other lactose-containing products, mix the necessary amount of Lactase Drops in 3 ounces of water or juice prior to eating, or as recommended by a health professional.
One may add the necessary amount of Lactase Drops directly to milk, whey protein concentrate, cottage cheese, half and half, cream, ice cream, cheese, breast milk, sour cream and kefir.
Breast milk: Add 1 drop per 100 mL of breast milk and after 12 hours, most of the lactose will be gone. Again, each individual is different. One infant may need more and another infant less.
If symptoms of diarrhea, gas and bloating remain after increasing the amount of Lactase Drops, consult your physician.
Refrigeration is not needed after opening, but the shelf life of Lactase Drops will be increased by 6 months if refrigerated.