Is lactase considered to be a protein

Why is lactase added to JayLab Pro Protein?

Lactase is the enzyme that helps your body digest lactose, the sugar found in all dairy products. Since whey protein comes from cow’s dairy, it inherently has the potential to also contain some lactose. Even though most whey protein products are low in lactose due to their filtering processes, some people may still have problems consuming them. So this enzyme is added to help prevent any discomfort.

There are some people that cannot properly digest dairy products, like cheese, yogurt and milk. Most of the time, this is because their body has a hard time breaking down the unique carbohydrate sugar found in dairy called lactose. As such, these people categorize themselves as “lactose-intolerant”  and either take pills that help them digest this sugar, or stay away. With whey protein, they usually have no problems since the lactose content is much, much lower, but it still may be problematic for some.

As mentioned, whey protein is one of the proteins found within dairy products; the other protein is casein. Whey protein actually is a bi-product of cheese manufacturing and used to be thrown away as waste. Now, it’s a valuable protein source for many people. Most ‘protein’ products on the market are whey protein powders, and some of these products are easier to digest that others.


Whey protein isolate is filtered many times so that it usually contains the lowest lactose content (and as such, the lowest carbohydrate content) thus making it one of the most popular whey protein products available. Whey protein concentrates are slightly less filtered, but their processing prevents any damage to the protein (known as denaturation) because of a less stringent filtering regimen, that can occur with other processes.

In order to ensure nobody has any problems with any potential lactose found in JayLab Pro Protein, the enzyme lactase is added. This way no one will complain of unnecessary gas or bloating, and can enjoy their JayLab Pro protein without any uncomfortable side effects.










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