Lactose intolerance

Do you often have trouble with tummy discomfortsuch as bloating, cramps, flatulence and diarrhoea? If so, you may not be digesting lactose properly. Eliminate lactose from your diet by going dairy free. Provamel products can help with this. All our products are completely dairy and lactose-free, giving you a huge choice if you want a varied and balanced diet without lactose. At the same time, you can discover the delicious flavours that Provamel has to offer. Enjoy them without worries!

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What exactly is lactose intolerance?

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in animal milks (e.g cow's milk , goat’s milk buffalo milk and sheep’s milk) and the dairy products made from these – cheese, cream, yogurt etc Before the body can use lactose, it needs to be broken down by the enzyme lactase, found in the gut. Some people lack or simply do not produce enough lactase, and undigested lactose remains in the gut causing tummy discomfort. For anyone experiencing intolerance to lactose, it’s generally recommended that they eliminate it completely from their diet to begin with by following a dairy free diet. Once the tummy settles, small amounts of lactose can be reintroduced to check tolerance levels.

Any exclusion diet that lasts longer than a couple of weeks is best done with the advice of a dietitian, who can ensure that it still contains all the nutrients needed.

Lactose intolerance is completely different to dairy allergy as it does not involve the immune system in any way.