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"Lactose" in ReStructure

ReStructure is a rice protein, pea protein and whey protein blend that is casein-free and only has 0.625 mgs of lactose in each serving.
 
Because we don’t over process our whey – there is some lactose milk sugar remaining - one-tenth of one teaspoon (0.625mg) in each serving of ReStructure. The present labeling laws say that a food with 0.5 grams of sugar can be listed as having zero sugar. One cup of milk contains 12,000-13,000 milligrams of lactose, which is 20,000 times the amount in ReStructure. It’s an infinitesimal amount, which does not trigger lactose intolerance, which is based on the breakdown of lactose by lactase enzymes.
     
Lactose intolerance occurs when the amount of lactose milk sugars you ingest overwhelms the ability of your lactase enzymes to break down the milk sugar. Undigested milk sugar becomes food for intestinal bacteria and yeast causing symptoms of abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea.

It’s actually a good idea to have a little lactose in your diet to keep your lactase enzymes active. Otherwise, if you have zero lactose in your diet, then your lactase enzymes wither away and if you are exposed to a small amount of lactose, you can have a more severe reaction. Along those lines, Dr. Dean recommends that you strive for 80 percent compliance with your yeast-free diet, which means you have a “get out of jail free card” that allows you to at least have that smidgeon of lactose that’s found in ReStructure – even if you take two servings a day, which she often does.

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