Do you suffer from lactose intolerance? Put dairy back on the menu and enjoy its healthy properties with the help of Milkaid
For approximately four million people in the UK, milk, ice cream and other dairy products are off the menu due to lactose intolerance.
This is unfortunate because milk and products like cheese and yogurt are packed with nutrients that are beneficial to our health. In particular, they are excellent sources of protein and calcium. They also provide many other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin D, phosphorus, and potassium.
Together, these nutrients help keep our muscles, bones, teeth, skin, vision, and nervous system healthy. They are especially helpful as we get older to prevent age-related conditions such as osteoporosis. This is of particular concern for postmenopausal women, when hormonal changes lead to reduced bone density. Calcium is especially important in helping us maintain strong bones. And vitamin D is useful because it helps us absorb calcium from our food.
What is lactose intolerance?
It’s worth noting that lactose intolerance is not the same as a milk or dairy allergy. It is a digestive problem caused by the body’s inability to break down lactose.
Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products, and to break it down, we need an enzyme called lactase. Most of us can make all the lactase we need in the small intestine. For those who can’t, that’s when lactose intolerance becomes a problem.
The result can be unpleasant symptoms including bloating, stomach cramps, gas, and diarrhea. You can avoid these effects by eliminating dairy products from your diet, but that can be very restrictive, especially if you like to eat out. It also means that summer treats such as ice cream are strictly prohibited.
You can enjoy dairy again
The good news? It’s easy to reload the lactase in your system with Milkaid. Each raspberry flavored tablet contains a 3000 ALU dose of lactase. This means that chewing just one or two tablets immediately before consuming any lactose-containing food should be enough to help you break it down.
Being so easy to take, Milkaid is ideal when eating out. And because many children develop lactose intolerance before the age of 10, there is also Milkaid Junior, strawberry-flavored tablets suitable for children from 3 years of age.
Alternatively, try Milkaid Drops – add three drops to 500ml of milk and refrigerate for 24 hours. It breaks down lactose by up to 70%, so you can enjoy milk in your cup of tea or on your cereal without fear of unpleasant consequences. Or add 10 drops for up to 99% lactose reduction.
Milkaid does not contain artificial flavors, gluten or yeast.
Find Milkaid in Holland & Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com. And learn more about the range at milkaid.com