What is whey protein?
In our previous blog (LINK), we talked about how whey is the liquid that is drained from milk during the process of making cheese. When you hear about ‘curds and whey, the curds are the solid and sticky fat globules, and the whey is the fluid that the curds float in. The whey is separated from the fat (curd) and sugar (lactose) and dried. This is how you get whey protein powder.
Whey protein powder is a popular supplement used for health and fitness. It is used by bodybuilders and athletes to increase their strength and muscle mass. It is also a popular choice for people who want to lose weight because it is thought to reduce their appetite and give their metabolism a boost.
While it has health benefits, whey protein can be harmful to people with allergies. Whey protein is also not digested well by some people, and not everyone’s body agrees with it.
The symptoms of lactose intolerance, whey intolerance, and whey allergy are quite similar. Each of them can cause bloating and digestive upset. So it’s important to find out for certain what the issue is. With our intolerance test, you can determine whether you are intolerant to lactose, whey, or both!
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Having an allergy or intolerance to dairy is very common in children and adults. Today we looked at the different parts of cow’s milk that you can react to and discovered an addition to lactose intolerance. That is whey protein intolerance.
We learnt that whey protein intolerance occurs when you don’t digest the protein properly and that it can cause bloating and digestive upset. We compared this to whey allergies, which have slightly different symptoms and are caused by an immune reaction to whey. Then looked at how you can test for whey intolerance with our hair test that you can do from your home. The test results are quick and can easily tell you what part of dairy you’re reacting to! This is a fast and effective way of finding out what’s causing your bloating.