What is the lactose ?

Lactose is the sugar in milkLactose is found in the milk of both mothers and animals (cow's milk, goat's milk, sheep's milk, etc.). Lactose is formed from the combination of 2 "simple" sugars (glucose and galactose). Lactose cannot be assimilated directly by the intestine. It is an enzyme, lactase, which is the only one capable of transforming the compound sugar into simple sugars.

Some people do not make enough lactase in their gut. Lactose is therefore incompletely or not at all digested, the lactose remains in the intestine where it tends to retain water and ferment. This results in intestinal pain, diarrhoea and bloating, which are typical symptoms of lactose intolerance.

But milk and dairy products are so present in our diet, often in a hidden way, that it is sometimes difficult to make the link between such symptoms and milk consumption. It is also often used as a preservative, for example in cold cuts. Lactose is also present in 21% of medicines as an excipient.

What is lactose used for?

Lactose is a carbohydrate, so it has nutritional and energy benefits by providing calories to our body.

In addition, lactose and other milk sugars are beneficial for the growth of bifidobacteria in the intestine. They are also involved in the fight against the ageing of certain immune functions.

Lactose intolerance

If you are lactose intolerant, Lactolérance will help you in your daily life. In fact, our natural supplement will provide you with the lactase you need to consume milk and its derivatives in complete peace of mind.

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