Lactofree: enjoy the taste of milk without lactose

It is currently estimated that up to 15% of the UK population suffer from lactose intolerance.1 Many more sufferers are not even aware of their intolerance.
It is caused by a deficiency of lactase, an enzyme present in the lining of the small intestine which is needed to absorb and digest lactose (milk sugar). Lactase breaks down lactose into simpler forms of sugar called glucose and galactose (which is metabolised in the liver to glucose) which can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The body needs sugar as a source of fuel, but the only sugar the body is able to use is glucose. Therefore all sugars entering our system have to be converted into glucose.
Undigested lactose remains in the large intestine and is fermented by bacteria creating very uncomfortable abdominal symptoms. Symptoms of lactose intolerance, such as wind and flatulence, stomach cramps, nausea, bloating of the abdomen and diarrhoea usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after eating a meal containing
lactose. The symptoms vary from person to person, depending on how much lactose they tolerate.
Treatment involves following a low-lactose diet or trying to minimise the intake of lactose. There are a number of ways to reduce lactose in your diet, such as sticking to hard cheese, drinking smaller amounts of milk more often, drinking milk and eating other dairy foods with meals and snacks, or simply trying lactose-free milk, such as Lactofree, which provides an excellent alternative to milk.
Lactose-free Lactofree
Lactofree enables you and your family to enjoy all the benefits of milk but without worrying about discomfort. Lactofree is not a substitute or an alternative. Lactofree is a real, semi-skimmed cow’s milk that has been gently filtered
so that virtually all (99.5%) of the lactose has been removed.
The benefits of Lactofree
Because nothing is added or taken out, Lactofree has the same nutritional values as regular cow’s milk and contains the same valuable proteins, vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium. Also, as Lactofree is made from cow’s milk, it is excellent for cooking. The gentle filtering ensures that it tastes as good as fresh cow’s milk, unlike soya and formula milk. That is why Lactofree is especially beneficial for people who have developed lactose intolerance but enjoy drinking milk on its own or use it in cooking.
Is Lactofree suitable for small children?
Yes, but check with your doctor first as lactose intolerance
is unusual in babies unless caused by a temporary
illness. Otherwise, the same guidelines apply to Lactofree as for ordinary cow’s milk, ie, it is not advisable
for babies under one year, apart from in small amounts in cereals, puddings and sauces from the age of six months.

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