What's Lactase?!


Lactase Enzyme Are you dying to know what the lactase enzyme is?  Have you been wondering if it was:
  1. Magic?
  2. Too sciency sounding to seem natural?
  3. Something from the future?
  4. WTF is an enzyme?

Well, if you have been left wondering, we are going to tell you all you need to know about the lactase enzyme – our secret, yet not so secret, ingredient.  To us it kind of feels like magic, but magic provided to us by none other than mother nature herself.

First thing you need to know is that the sugar found in milk is called lactose.  Lactose is a “double sugar”, meaning that two single sugar molecules are bound together by a common bond.  People who are lactose intolerant can’t break that bond apart because their body does not produce enough or any lactase.  Lactase is an enzyme, and enzymes are essentially the scissors of the body.  Enzymes are responsible for breaking apart the things we eat so we can digest them and utilize those nutrients for energy.  Our “guts” are responsible for producing these enzymes to allow us to break things down into digestible sizes.  So when you hear “gut health” that really just translates to helping our body get what it needs in order to keep our insides top notch and able to digest the foods we eat in the very best way!  Keeping your gut stress-free is the best way to rest easy and digest easy.  What better way to do that than to not have to worry about lactose at all?

The lactase we use is cultivated in the wild!  It is not something that is manufactured.  When yeast digests sugar the product it gives off as a result is none other than our magical ingredient - lactase!  Thankfully for those of us who can’t produce lactase, mother nature came up with an alternative solution for us to be able to bottle up this magic and make our favorite foods lactose free!  When the lactase enzyme is added to our rBST hormone free milk & cream, it breaks apart the lactose that lactose intolerant consumers can’t digest, so the ice cream becomes lactose free and easier for everyone to enjoy!  With gut health being something on the forefront of my mind, I cannot think of anything that makes my tummy happier than REAL ice cream, lactose free.

-Katy


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