Lactose Intolerance Facts
- Lactose intolerance occurs when you have a lactase deficiency. It is not the same as an allergy to dairy. Learn more in this blog post: Lactose Intolerance vs. Dairy Allergy: What’s the Difference?
- Many people self-diagnose themselves with lactose intolerance. A misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessarily avoiding dairy and result in unintentional health consequences. It is important to make sure your symptoms are not from another problem with the help of your doctor.
- Lactose intolerance is an individualized condition. Most people can still enjoy dairy foods by drinking lactose-free cow’s milk and choosing natural cheeses and yogurts.
- Lactose-free cow’s milk contains the same 13 essential nutrients, including calcium, protein, and vitamin D, as regular cow’s milk, just without the lactose.