Amul Lactose Free Milk
|Product Name||Amul Lactose Free Milk|
|Description||Amul Lactose Free Milk with less than 0.01% lactose content, this milk has all the goodness of protein, calcium and vitamins without lactose that helps in easy digestion of milk for lactose intolerant people.|
|Ingredients and composition||Toned Milk, Milk Solids, Enzyme (beta galactosidase)|
|Shelf Life||180 days from date of manufacturing|
|Storage condition||Cool and dry condition with ambient temperature|
Amul Lactose Free Milk is manufactured in state-of-art manufacturing facility of AmulFed Dairy, Gandhinagar. Enzyme Lactase is added to normal ultra heat treated milk at very high precision so that the natural lactose present in milk is broken down in to glucose and galacatose. Following which the lactase treated milk is packed aseptically to given Amul Lactose Free Milk. Hence Amul Lactose Free Milk is any normal milk devoid of lactose.
Amul Lactose Free Milk is first of its kind in India. It is milk without lactose so that lactose intolerant can enjoy milk. It has all the goodness of milk like protein, vitamins, calcium and other minerals. A lactose intolerant person who has not been consuming milk and hence has not been getting nutrition from milk may now get nourishment from Milk. Other salient features of Amul Lactose Free Milk are:
What is Lactose?
Lactose is a sugar (carbohydrate) present in the milk and is the primary source of energy that comes from milk. Lactose is basically made up of two smaller sugars called Glucose and Galactose. Lactose makes up around 2-8% of the milk (by weight) and is the major constituent of SNF (solid not fat) in milk.
Infants nurse on their mothers to drink milk, which is rich in lactose. The intestine secretes the enzyme called lactase to digest it. This enzyme cleaves the lactose molecule into its two subunits, the simple sugars glucose and galactose, which can be readily absorbed. Since lactose occurs mostly in milk, in most mammals, the production of lactase gradually decreases with maturity due to a lack of constant consumption.
What is Lactose Intolerance?
Lactose intolerance, also called lactase deficiency and hypolactasia, is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and to a lesser extent dairy products.
Lactose intolerant individuals have insufficient levels of lactase, the enzyme that helps in breaking down of lactose into glucose and galactose, in their digestive system. In most cases this causes symptoms which may include abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, rumbling stomach, or vomiting after consuming significant amounts of lactose. Some studies have produced evidence that milk consumption by lactose intolerant individuals may be a significant cause of inflammatory bowel disease.
How do I know if I have lactose intolerance?
Common symptoms of Lactose intolerance are abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, rumbling stomach, or vomiting. If you feel sick after drinking a glass of milk one time, you probably do not have lactose intolerance. But if you feel sick every time you have milk, ice cream, or another dairy product, you may have lactose intolerance. Sometimes people who have never had problems with milk or dairy products suddenly have lactose intolerance. This is more common as you get older. Symptoms of the most common type of lactose intolerance—adult lactose intolerance—often starts during the teen or adult years and continue for life. If you think you might have lactose intolerance, talk it over with your doctor. Your doctor can make sure that your symptoms are caused by lactose intolerance and not by another problem.
Diagnosis of Lactose Intolerance:
To assess lactose intolerance, intestinal function is challenged by ingesting more dairy products than can be readily digested. Clinical symptoms typically appear within 30 minutes, but may take up to two hours, depending on other foods and activities. Hydrogen Breath Test is the most common and accurate test to detect lactose intolerance.
How can you prevent lactose intolerance?
Lactose Intolerance is a condition rather a disease and there is no treatment in strict sense. However it can be prevented by measures like lactose reduced / free food as well as modification in your diet in consultation with your physician.
Why is Lactose Free Milk sweeter than the normal Milk?
During processing of milk, lactose in the milk is broken down into glucose and galactose. Hence the content of glucose in the milk becomes high. Since sweetening index of glucose is five times that of lactose, the milk tastes sweeter without adding any sweetening substance.
How is lactose intolerance different from milk allergy?
Lactose intolerance is not an allergy, because it is not an immune response, but rather a problem with digestion caused by lactase deficiency. Milk allergy is a separate condition, with distinct symptoms that occur when the presence of milk proteins trigger an immune reaction.