Beltsville, MD, August 2011 – According to the Ohio State University Medical Center, 30 – 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant (or lactose deficient)1. This tends to occur in late childhood or adulthood when the body stops producing enough of the enzyme lactase to digest a sugar called lactose found in milk and other dairy products. Once diagnosed, those with lactose intolerance must alter their diets to avoid milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc. Great strides have been made to create non-dairy alternatives to these products, including Vidazorb chewable probiotics, a more effective substitute for the probiotics many people receive from yogurt and safer for the lactose intolerant.
Probiotics are one of the latest trends in digestive health management. They are live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate amounts, provide a health benefit to the host. Everyone naturally has trillions of microorganisms in their gastrointestinal tract and probiotics, affectionately known as “good bugs,” help maintain a healthy balance of beneficial, as opposed to harmful, bacteria. One of the active ingredients in Vidazorb, and other probiotic formulations, is lactobacillus, which might lead some consumers to think that this means lactose is present. In actuality, it is a specific probiotic that will not cause a problem for those who are lactose intolerant.
“Yogurt is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of probiotics, but this method is problematic for those who are lactose intolerant. Also, the amount of yogurt needed to deliver a therapeutic dose of probiotics means consuming a lot of additional calories,” said Frank Hodal, creator of Vidazorb. “When we set out to create an effective chewable probiotic we made sure it was calorie-free, lactose-free, gluten-free and could be kept at room temperature, making it very convenient.”
Most Vidazorb probiotic products have up to 10 billion colony forming units (CFU’s) per tablet. A consumer would have to eat approximately 26 cups of yogurts in order to ingest the same number of CFU’s found in the recommended three Vidazorb tablets per day. The creators of Vidazorb undertook in-depth research and development for over seven years in order to come up with a product that is suitable for and helpful to just about everyone. Most importantly, they developed a delivery system that keeps the bugs alive for maximum effectiveness.