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Intestinal gas, bloating, and stomach cramps—oh my! This can be a common concern for a majority of the world’s population who lack the enzyme to digest certain foods. Milk and dairy products, for example, cause problems for many people who lack the enzyme required to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate found in milk. This demonstration illustrates the use of a commercial enzyme product called Lactaid™ as an aid in milk digestion.

Concepts

  • Physiology
  • Enzymes
  • Disaccharides
  • Monosaccharides