EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Lactose Sensor

The Lactose Sensor provides information on whether lactose intolerance exists due to a genetic defect.

Many people suffer from lactose intolerance

Milk is considered healthy and is particularly recommended as a source of calcium for healthy bones. In principle, there is nothing wrong with this. However, many people suffer from lactose intolerance and, therefore, cannot tolerate dairy products.

It is estimated that every fourth to sixth person in Europe is affected by this particular form of food intolerance.

Causes of lactose intolerance

The lactose contained in milk is broken down in the intestine by the enzyme lactase before it can enter the bloodstream. In newborns, this enzyme is naturally formed to be able to use breast milk.

Over time, however, production decreases more and more. For some people, a genetic defect can even cause them to eventually no longer tolerate the lactose contained in milk at all and to have severe digestive problems after consuming lactose.

How our Lactose Sensor works

For our Lactose Sensor, our laboratory analyses the sample sent in. In this context, we test whether genetic variation can lead to lactose intolerance. We also check whether a sufficient intake of calcium is guaranteed.
In this way, we can assess the patient’s individual risk and, if necessary, make recommendations for a change in diet.

Once the analysis is complete, we prepare a written report in which we summarise our results in a clear form.

Thus, our Lactose Sensor can make a valuable contribution to the early detection of possible lactose intolerance and help to avoid complaints by a meaningful adaptation of the diet in those affected.

The Lactose Sensor at a glance:

  • Analysis of the relevant genetic variation
  • Assessment of the individual risk for lactose intolerance
  • Reliable test procedure in our laboratory
  • A clear summary of the results
  • Individual nutritional recommendations based on the results

← Download the sample report

After a successful analysis, we summarize the individual results in a detailed result report – similar to the one shown in this demo.

You will also find information on the analyzed genes and the underlying science in this demo.

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