Lactose 101

Learn the Basic Facts About Lactose,
Lactose Free Cheese, and Lactose Intolerance.

What is Lactose?

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar present in milk, and is therefore present in all dairy products. Milk contains three components:


Milk Protein

Lactose (Sugar)

Our bodies use an enzyme called lactase to break down the lactose in dairy products. However, some people’s bodies don’t produce enough of this enzyme, leading to digestive discomfort when they consume dairy. This is called lactose intolerance.

Nurishh Lactose Free* Cream Cheese Alternative is naturally free of lactose because we only add milk protein to our Cream Cheese spread substitute. But, it’s every bit as delicious and creamy as traditional dairy cream cheese spreads.

Lactose Intolerance
vs. Dairy Allergy

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE occurs when your body has difficulty digesting the lactose sugar in dairy. It can lead to uncomfortable tummies, bloating and general discomfort, but is not life-threatening. 36% of Americans** are lactose intolerant and are looking for cheese and cream cheese replacements.

A DAIRY ALLERGY is more serious and involves the body’s immune system reacting to dairy proteins. It can lead to severe symptoms, including anaphylaxis. For some people a dairy allergy can be lifelong. Others develop an allergy as an adult. About 1.9% of Americans** are allergic to dairy.

**National Institute of Health, Feb 2018

Nurishh Cream Cheese Alternative Can Help!

Our Nurishh Lactose Free* Cream Cheese Alternative is free of lactose, but is every bit as rich, creamy and spreadable as traditional dairy cream cheese. And, it’s unbelievably delicious too!

Nurishh Cream Cheese Alternative is a great choice for those with lactose intolerance who are looking for a cheese that doesn’t have lactose. Our soft cheese substitute is perfect for anyone looking for cheese alternative that matches the taste and texture of traditional cream cheese. So why compromise?

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