In the age when everyone seems to have food allergies, it’s always good to
come across a product with decent food value that the lactose intolerant
individuals can consume. Vi-Shapes from ViSalus Sciences offers such a
product that is a lactose free protein shake. This product is actually a high protein
shake that has only 90 calories, so it provides incredible energy while only a
There are actually many categories of people that have milk allergies. New
born babies that are born prematurely commonly lack the ability to process
milk. They typically develop this ability in a few months. Teenagers often
have this condition progressive as they mature and the lactase enzyme
production in the small intestine is not sufficient to keep up with the vast
quantities of food that they tend to consume. As people approach their
golden years, there is also a tendency to product much lactase and
experience the blotting, cramp, nausea, and possibly vomiting that is
associated with this condition.
It is interesting to note that in the animal kingdom, most animals lose their ability to process milk as they reach adulthood. Some lineages or cultures of people tend to have greater problems digesting milk products than others. The asians, africans, south americans, and native american indians are all predisposed to lactose intolerance.
Then there are medication conditions that interfer with the production of
lactase and results in lactose intolerance. Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten. This sensitivity may lead to irrable bowel syndrome as the intestines react to the allergy to gluten. As a result of the irrated bowels, the milk products can not be processed either. So the intolerance to lactose may actually be a result of wheat allergies.