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Dairy Intolerance – Not just Lactose

Lactose is the type of sugar in milk and dairy foods. To digest lactose, people have
a specific enzyme in the small intestines called lactase. If you have trouble
digesting lactose, because you are lacking the enzyme, you may experience
stomach pain, gas, bloating or diarrhea. With dairy products, Lactose Intolerance
isn’t the only cause of digestive discomfort. Many individuals who struggle with
dairy may also have an intolerance to casein, a protein found in dairy and can also
contribute to digestive discomfort. Casein content is greater in high protein dairy
products, such as milk, cheese, and ice cream, and lower in butter and cream.
That is why people may be able to eat yogurt but not drink milk.
Adding both lactase and protease enzymes when eating dairy and milk foods is
dual protection against unwanted digestive symptoms when consuming dairy.

This information is for educational purposes only. Millers of Wycoff does not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease.
Please check with your health care practitioner, especially if you have a medical condition, before starting or making changes to
any diet, exercise, or lifestyle program

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