1 – lactofriend has a palatable, slightly sweet taste. How many calories does lactofriend contain?
One lactofriend contains under 5 calories.
2 – I’m not sure if I’m lactose intolerant, but I’m often bloated after meals; can I try lactofriend without risk?
Yes, there are no risks associated with trying Lactofriend unless you are suffering from galactosaemia, an inherited metabolic disorder.
If you’re lactose sensitive or intolerant, you will feel more contented after your meal.
3 – Is there any risk of overdosing on the lactase enzyme contained in lactofriend if you eat more than 3 lactofriend per meal?
No, there is no risk of overdose because the enzyme is digested in any case. The recommended dose is 1 to 2 lactofriend before or during each meal depending on your degree of lactose intolerance.
4 – When is the ideal time to take these soft lactofriend?
For optimal effectiveness, take your soft lactofriend 10 to 15 minutes before meals containing lactose or while eating dishes that contain lactose.
Please note, lactofriend will be ineffective if taken after consuming dishes containing lactose.
5 – How do you know if you are lactose intolerant?
Over time, you will begin to notice that you have trouble digesting foods containing lactose. Bloating, wind and abdominal cramps are all signs of lactose intolerance. In cases of severe intolerance, diarrhoea is frequent.
Often, people stop consuming lactose for a while to see if their symptoms disappear.
There are also various diagnostic tests for lactose intolerance:
– The hydrogen breath test (HBT) measures the hydrogen exhaled before and after consuming lactose. It detects any additional hydrogen formed by the fermentation of lactose that has not been absorbed by the body.
– Blood tests measure the glucose content before and after consuming a known quantity of lactose. If the lactose is poorly digested, the quantity of glucose in the blood will not increase.
–A genetic test can also be conducted to detect primary lactose intolerance (an inherited intolerance).
6 – Are lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance similar?
No, they’re very different:
Gluten intolerance is an illness, also known as coeliac disease.
For people suffering from this disease, consuming gluten triggers an abnormal immune system response that results in the destruction of the small intestine’s lining. This prevents certain nutrients from being absorbed, which may lead to serious nutritional deficiencies.
People suffering from this intolerance should not consume gluten.
Lactose intolerance, however, is due to a lack of the lactase enzyme which, in turn, prevents lactose digestion.
This intolerance is very common in adults and is not an illness. In order to digest lactose more efficiently, a lactase supplement such as lactofriend is the answer!
7 – Can lactofriend be eaten with any dish?
Yes, lactofriend has a refined, unique, slightly sweet taste that goes will with all sweet dishes and some savoury dishes.
You can also take one or two lactofriend before eating savoury dishes.
8 – How long is the lactase in lactofriend active?
To be active, the lactase must be in contact with the lactose.
Once you have eaten one or two lactofriend, you will be able to digest lactose effectively for less than an hour.
9 – Can the soft lactofriend withstand cooking?
No, the lactase enzyme contained in lactofriend is heat sensitive above 40°C.
10 – Are lactose allergies and intolerance different?
Yes, they are very different:
a food allergy to milk is an immune system response caused by a food allergen (milk, cow’s milk protein, lactose) that causes vomiting, diarrhoea, eczema, asthma, and even anaphylactic shock, which is very serious.
Lactose intolerance is an enzymatic deficit that prevents lactose (the sugar in milk) from being digested. This results in abdominal pain, diarrhoea, wind, bloating, and even fatigue after meals. Lactose intolerance is a very widespread problem that affects most adult populations around the world.