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does goat milk contain lactose?

Goat milk does have lactose.


Goat milk does have lactose just like cow milk. Almost as much as cow milk but just a bit less (91 percent). Same goes for goat cheese and goat milk yogurt. If you have lactose intolerance and considering consuming goat milk products keep this mind. As usual the best thing to do is to stay away from soft cheeses like feta and mozzarella and go instead for aged hard cheeses like cheddar and Parmesan.

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how much lactase can I take?

I just read a whole bunch of articles on how much lactase you can take. The answer is “nobody knows”. The good thing is you can’t overdose on lactase and it doesn’t have any side effects. So take some lactase pills and if it doesn’t seem to work then take some more. If that doesn’t work maybe you don’t have lactose intolerance. You could have a milk allergy.

What people tend to agree on is when you should take lactase pills. The best time to take lactase pills is when you start eating your meal. If you take lactase pills on an empty stomach they will be destroyed by the acid in your stomach. If you take it after your meal lactase will reach the intestines after your meal which defeats the purpose. I prefer to take one pill when I start eating and another near the end of my meal.

To summarize:

  • Take as much lactase as you need. You’ll have to experiment.
  • Take lactase when you start eating your meal.
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