LACTOSE - 1 lb
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Lactose - The First Carbohydrate You Consumed
Lactose is a sugar found in milk and is actually the first carbohydrate you and every other mammal on Earth consumes. Extracted from whey, NOW Real Food® Lactose is about 20% the sweetness of sugar and is used in unique food applications and as a sweet addition to children’s milk. Here's a look at this essential sugar.
What is Lactose?
Lactose is a sugar molecule that's composed of two simple sugars - glucose and galactose. It's found naturally in milk and other dairy products, and it's the only sugar that mammals consume during their first few months of life. Infants lack the enzyme lactase, which helps to break down lactose, so they rely on their mothers' milk for nutrition.
Once we're no longer reliant on mother's milk, many of us continue to consume dairy products on a regular basis. For those who are lactose-intolerant, however, consuming lactose can cause gastrointestinal distress. That's because their bodies don't produce enough of the enzyme lactase to properly digest lactose.
The Benefits of Lactose
Despite the fact that some people have trouble digesting it, lactose does offer some benefits. For example, it's used as a food additive in many processed foods because it adds sweetness and creaminess while also helping to prevent spoilage. Additionally, research has shown that consuming moderate amounts of lactose can actually help boost gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Lactose is also sometimes used as a laxative since it can help draw water into the intestines, which can soften stool and make bowel movements easier to pass. And since it's a source of carbohydrates, lactose can be used as an energy source by athletes or others who need an extra boost.
Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Although some people are intolerant to it, lactose does offer some benefits, such as acting as a food additive or promoting gut health. If you're looking for an energy boost, moderate amounts of lactose can also be used as a source of carbohydrates.
Suggested Usage: Perfect for wholesome beverages and an excellent addition to recipes.
Serving Size: 2 tsp (8g)
Servings Per Container: About 57
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%*
Saturated Fat 0g 0%*
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%*
Sodium 0mg 0%*
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%*
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%*
Total Sugars 8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%*
Calcium 2mg 0%*
Iron 0mg 0%*
Potassium 2mg 0%*
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Ingredients: Lactose (Milk).
If symptoms of lactose intolerance occur, such as abdominal gas or diarrhea, discontinue use.
Packaged in a peanut-free facility that processes tree nuts.
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