Lactose Intolerance FAQ

What is lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance can affect all age groups. It is the inability of the body to break down lactose, the naturally occurring sugar in cow’s milk.

Lactose intolerant people are unable to produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to break down the lactose in dairy products into simple sugars the body can use.

What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, gas, vomiting.

These symptoms usually occur between 30 minutes to two hours after consuming dairy products, but can occur straight away.

Lactose intolerance is different to having an allergy to cow’s milk, as dairy allergies generally relate to the protein found in cow’s milk. If you are unsure if Zero Lacto is right for you, consult your doctor for individual confirmation and advice.

How can Zero Lacto Milk help?

There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but it can be managed as part of a healthy eating plan by limiting lactose consumption.

The lactose in Zero Lacto is broken down by the enzyme lactase, which is added to the milk during production. The enzyme breaks the lactose down into two naturally occurring sugars – glucose and galactose – which the body is able to use.

Although this process changes the structure of the sugar in the milk, it does not change the nutritional value, leaving you with a tummy-friendly fresh milk full of calcium and protein, required for maintaining bones and lean muscle^. And being 99% fat free, Zero Lacto Trim can be enjoyed by the calorie conscious too.

What other dairy products might be suitable if I’m lactose intolerant?

Everyone is different, so depending on your level of lactose sensitivity there are some dairy products that are naturally low in lactose which may be suitable to incorporate into a healthy eating plan with limited lactose consumption.

Yoghurt and hard cheeses are both lower in lactose and may be tolerated by most individuals. If you have any concerns regarding lactose intolerance we recommend you talk with your healthcare practitioner.