Lactase is a nonprescription enzyme used by people who have an impaired ability to digest lactose (milk sugar) because their bodies make insufficient lactase.
Dairy products are rich in calcium. Lactase-deficient people may not consume milk and therefore have fewer dietary sources of calcium available to them. Lactase products allow lactase-deficient people to digest milk products, increasing their sources and intake of dietary calcium.
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