Digestive Advantage Daily Lactose Defense Formula Capsules, 32-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)

For Daily Dietary Management of Lactose Intolerance. Only one per day! Fast acting. 24-Hour relief. Feel the advantage! Feel amazing results! Eat as much dairy as you want, anytime you want! For the daily dietary management of lactose intolerance. Helps P

Schiff Digestive Advantage Lactose Defense Formula contains lactase enzyme and BC30 probiotics to help break down lactose and other complex carbohydrates found in dairy products and other foods. Just one to two capsules per day can help prevent the digestive upset that lactose intolerant people often experience after eating dairy. Simple and convenient to use, Lactose Defense Formula lets you enjoy your favorite foods without unpleasant side effects. For best results, take with a meal.

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Digestive Advantage
Lactose Defense Formula
(32 Capsules)
At a Glance:
  • Lactose enzyme and BC30 probiotics help break down lactose
  • Helps prevent gas, bloating, and occasional diarrhea
  • Contains 500 million viable cells of BC30
  • Best results when taken with a meal
  • Guaranteed for purity, freshness, and label potency

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Daily intake can help prevent the digestive upset that lactose intolerant people often experience after
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Dual-Action System: Enzyme Plus Probiotics

This Schiff supplement combines lactose enzymes and probiotics in a dual-action formula that can help break down lactose to aid in the digestion of milk protein. This formula helps prevent gas, bloating, and occasional diarrhea that many people with lactose intolerance experience after eating dairy.

BC30: The Probiotic that Survives

Schiff Digestive Advantage contains a unique strain of probiotic called BC30. BC30 is protected by an outer layer protein which ensures its survival in significant numbers to reach the digestive tract where it can have the greatest health benefit. It then can take its place in both the small and large intestine where it promotes digestive and immune health. BC30 cells have much higher survival rates than some other probiotic capsules, pills, and yogurts and are also prolific colonizers.

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Guaranteed Quality

Schiff supplements are guaranteed for purity, freshness, and label potency.

About Schiff

Schiff, a leader in the natural supplement industry for more than 70 years, is one of the most trusted and respected nutrition brands due to its focus on research, innovation, and the delivery of high-quality dietary supplements. One of Schiff’s major breakthroughs was its discovery that rose hips provided a more concentrated source of Vitamin C than orange juice. Schiff was also the first to introduce this Vitamin C source to America and to produce the first natural source multivitamin, Schiff V-Complette.

Schiff emphasizes the use of the finest ingredients to ensure every product meets strict standards for identity, purity, and stability. The Schiff brand is owned by Schiff Nutrition Group, which develops, manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label vitamins and nutritional supplements in the United States and throughout the world.

What’s in the Box

Digestive Advantage Lactose Defense Formula, 32-count boxes (Pack of 4)

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  1. 108 of 109 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great little bacteria stops the stink, May 9, 2009
    Mr. Nobody (USA) –

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    This review is from: Digestive Advantage Daily Lactose Defense Formula Capsules, 32-Count Boxes (Pack of 3) (Health and Beauty)

    I’ve been lactose intolerant for a dozen years and started using Digestive Advantage two months ago. Following the instructions, I took two pills the first two days and one pill daily thereafter. The first week it cleaned me out such that I was “dropping the kids off at the pool” a few times a day. In a week my movements returned to normal and the testing began.

    Test one, 1 week in: Chocolate ice cream – that delicious treat the used to leave me releasing military grade stink bombs. Result: Complete success. No bloating, no diarrhea, no stink bombs.

    Test two, 1 month in: Annie’s white cheddar mac and cheese prepared with real milk. The dish that made me realize I was lactose intolerant. Result: Fair success. A little bloating, but no diarrhea or effluvium.

    Test three, 2 months in: Indian buffet – a WMD for the lactose intolerant. Chicken in cream sauce, spinach paneer, rice pudding. Result: Complete success. I enjoyed a peaceful night air all evening long.

    Test four, 2.1 months in: Creme Brulee. Result: Failure. GanedenBC30 meets its match … and I suffer through a night of a malodorous funk that would make a dung beetle ask for a courtesy flush.

    The small green pill you need to take each day contains lactase enzyme and GanedenBC30. The lactase is probably in there just for show since anyone who has taken lactase knows you need to take it with the offending food. You take the Digestive Advantage pill just once a day at an unspecified time. The action is from the GanedenBC30, which is the brand name for Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, a bacteria that breaks down lactose and complex sugars. With these little bacteria living in my intestines, I can eat a lot more dairy than I could before, but I still have my limits.

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  2. David Humphries says
    96 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    An Honest Caution, September 7, 2010
    David Humphries

    This review is from: Digestive Advantage Daily Lactose Defense Formula Capsules, 32-Count Boxes (Pack of 3) (Health and Beauty)

    On August 19, 2010, I went to the doctor. My complaint: constant low-grade abdominal discomfort, six to eight months of continuous steatorrhea, diarrhea about once a week, pronounced weakness and getting worse, fatigue, low dips in blood sugar, seventeen pounds of weight loss, insomnia. The doctor gave me a physical exam and requested several batteries of blood tests. They found nothing.

    On the day I went to the doctor, I stopped taking Digestive Advantage (DA) since it was the only variable I had to eliminate. I had been using it for at least two years, and initially, I was as impressed as all the reviews are here. However, within twenty-four hours of stopping it, I noticed an improvement in my steatorrhea. I remained off of DA and continually improved. Now, on September 7, 2010, I am gaining weight, my strength is back, I have no abdominal discomfort, and everything is improving. I feel like a new man. I have normal poops again!

    For me, long-term use of DA became a health liability. If you are using DA or planning on trying it, please keep my symptoms in the back of your mind. Maybe DA will only affect me in this manner, but I feel obligated to warn others.

    I will no longer use it.

    UPDATE: OCTOBER 4, 2010: It has been 46 days since I quit taking DA. There has been no return of symptoms, and my health is great. Consequently, there is absolutely, positively no doubt that long-term use of DA interfered with my ability to properly digest food. Also, it is only now that I recognize just how sick I was. The digestion problems came on so gradually that it took me months to notice the full extent of the sickness and several more months to finally suspect DA.

    I will be writing a letter to the manufacturer and to the FDA. In my experience, long-term use of DA will inhibit your digestion and make you very sick.

    UPDATE: OCTOBER 8, 2010: So I just learned that there actually is a condition called Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). It is a condition in which too much bacteria forms in the small intestine, and it interferes with digestion. The symptoms? Everything I listed in the beginning of this review.

    DA is a bacteria (bacillus coagulans). You take it everyday. I’m no doctor, but it is no stretch of the imagination that DA caused me SIBO. You can read about SIBO here: […]

    By the way, I emailed the company on October 4. They have not responded. As for the FDA, I forgot: they do not regulate dietary supplements. It is a buyer-beware market.

    Please beware.

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  3. 20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Works great for a while but then loses effectiveness, January 10, 2009
    Danny (Green Bay, WI USA) –

    This review is from: Digestive Advantage Daily Lactose Defense Formula Capsules, 32-Count Boxes (Pack of 3) (Health and Beauty)

    I used this product for about two years and it worked great. I took two pills for the first two weeks then one every day after that. I really was able to eat all the dairy that I wanted with no ill effects.

    However, after the first two years, I slowly started having some gas and diarrhea from dairy. I was able to deal with those symptoms by taking two of these pills every day instead of just one. I am wondering now whether I will have to eventually take even more or whether they will stop working altogether some day.

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