Perhaps you are like many of your fellow sufferers who, after enjoying a cappuccino, healthy yoghurt with fruit or other dairy products, always struggle with digestive problems, lack of energy and laziness? Perhaps you have already taken the first step and switched to a lactose-free diet on your own initiative – after all, the supermarket around the corner now offers all popular dairy products in lactose-free form. But if the symptoms don’t improve despite not consuming lactose, helplessness and desperation are often the result. Does that sound familiar to you?
The easiest way to find out whether you really tolerate milk or not is a quick test that you can easily do at home. After this test you will be sure what you are not tolerating well and you can finally change your diet so that you no longer have any discomfort such as flatulence, diarrhoea or stomach ache. Click here to go directly to the test that you can perform at home.
With this simple method you will not only be sure whether you have an intolerance to milk, gluten, eggs and much more, but you will also receive valuable tips and information on how best to deal with your intolerance. All of this, of course, safely and easily from home, without an uncomfortable and possibly expensive visit to the doctor.
Why do I have complaints despite not using lactose?
What most people do not know: You can not only react to the widely known lactose, i.e. the milk sugar in foods with intolerance symptoms, but also to other ingredients in milk and dairy products.
Because: there are three different components in milk to which one can be intolerant: lactose, whey protein and casein. We have clearly explained the differences between the various forms of intolerance to milk for you here.
What does casein intolerance mean?
With casein intolerance, the body cannot utilise protein components in animal milk products, which consist of 80% casein. As with whey protein intolerance, if you are intolerant to casein, the immune system reacts to the protein components in the milk. The reason for this is often a permeable intestinal mucosa (see Leaky Gut Syndrome).
A casein intolerance can be detected quickly and safely with the kiweno intolerance test, which can be carried out easily and safely at home. In addition to casein, 70 other main foods such as wheat, gluten or nuts are tested for tolerance.
Casein intolerance – the most important facts
Casein intolerance is often mistakenly equated with lactose intolerance. Casein intolerance, however, is an intolerance to the milk protein casein, whereas lactose intolerance is a disorder in the utilization of milk sugar (=lactose).
The equation of a casein intolerance and a lactose intolerance is dangerous for those affected for one reason in particular: in the case of a lactose intolerance, lactose-free milk products can be consumed; in the case of a casein intolerance, all milk products should be avoided. Because even lactose-free milk products contain milk protein (=casein), which is problematic for people with casein intolerance.
What casein intolerance and lactose intolerance have in common, however, are the typical gastrointestinal complaints with diarrhoea, stomach ache, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and listlessness.
Casein intolerance – what to do?