What is lactose intolerance?

  What is lactose? Lactose is the sugar (or carbohydrate) in milk. It is a complex sugar (disaccharide), which is only digestible if it is converted into simple sugars (glucose + galactose). This transformation is carried out by the enzyme lactase (in the small intestine) and makes the lactose (broken down into lactic acid) available to the body.

Lactose content of dairy products

How much lactose does this food contain? That's a question that's on your mind! In this article, find a table of the main dairy products or those containing milk: you'll discover its lactose content. Are you fed up of reading labels to...

Consuming lactose-free milk

  Lactose-free milk allows people with lactose intolerance to maintain a healthy diet without depriving themselves of the flavours of milk. Some dairy groups produce a lactose-free milk that has a slightly milder taste, but is very similar to milk with milk. To be precise, lactose-free milk is...

Lactose intolerance test: blood test

  Measuring blood glucose levels can be used in cases of lactose intolerance. This syndrome is defined as the inability of intestinal cells to break down lactose (milk sugar) into simple sugars (glucose and galactose) due to a lactase deficiency. The lactose intolerance test consists of measuring the level of glucose...

What is the purpose of lactose in charcuterie?

Lactose in charcuterie... but what for!? ­čĄö We're often surprised to find lactose in charcuterie... or even frankly annoyed to discover it after the fact - when the digestive problems have already started. Whether you find milk in a pastry, biscuit, sauce, ice cream,...

Treatments for lactose intolerance

  Lactose intolerance is not a disease, but it is irreversible, so there is no cure. So don't panic! Lactolerance's mission is to help you identify this widespread intolerance and to make your daily digestive comfort easier, thanks to our supplements...

Bloating and lactose intolerance

  You may be one of those people who do not digest milk and its derivatives (intestinal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, ...) because of lactose intolerance, like 40 % of the French. This poses problems in your daily life, as most of the products you eat are lactose intolerant.

The enzyme lactase and lactose intolerance

What is lactase? Lactase or "lactase-phloridzin hydrolase" is an enzyme that belongs to the family of Beta galactosidases: it is a group of enzymes whose main function is to break down complex sugars into simple sugars. Lactase is composed of more than 1900 amino acids and is excreted by the liver.

Lactose intolerance test: the genetic test

  The genetic test (DNA test) for lactose intolerance is a biological test that looks for the genotype of a person with suspected lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is the inability of the intestinal cells to break down lactose (milk sugar) into simple sugars (glucose and galactose)...

Lactose

What is lactose? Lactose is the sugar in milk, whether it is breast milk or animal milk (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...

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