Gas and bloating can be an indication of a decrease or lack of some digestive enzyme activity. For the digestion process to work effectively, digestive enzymes are necessary. The body generally produces these enzymes on its own. If the enzymes are insufficient, the nutrients from food may pass through the digestive system without being fully digested.
The most common enzyme deficiency is Lactose Intolerance. Between 50 and 75 million North Americans may be lactose intolerant. Lactose Intolerance is the inability to digest the milk sugar lactose and is commonly characterized by bloating, gas, abdominal distress and even diarrhea. If you suffer from lactose intolerance, tablets containing the enzyme lactase are available to take when consuming dairy foods. Because many people affected by lactose intolerance avoid milk/dairy, it only makes sense to take a daily calcium supplement