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FAQ about Lactose Intolerance

The naturally occurring sugar found in cow's milk and milk products.  When lactose is digested, it is broken down into two simple sugars, galactose and glucose.
Lactase is a digestive enzyme that breaks lactose down into two simple sugars (galactose and glucose), allowing the body to process dairy effectively.
Having a lactose intolerance means that your body is unable to produce enough of the lactase enzyme, which breaks down lactose- a sugar found in dairy products.   People with a lactose intolerance cannot digest the lactose sugar properly and may have digestive problems with symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, flatulence, gas and vomiting depending on the severity of the condition.  Symptoms can occur up to 2 hours after consuming dairy products that contain lactose.
Remember, being lactose intolerant is different from having a dairy allergy.  Lactose free milk is made of cow's milk, and will not be suitable for those with a dairy allergy.  Be sure to consult your healthcare professional for any medical advice about dietary issues or health concerns.




Dairy is an important part of a healthy diet, as it is a great source of vitamins A and D, calcium and protein which help keep bones and teeth strong, as well as reducing the risk of osteoporosis and keeping the nervous system, skin and eyes healthy!

Being Lactose intolerant and still being able to enjoy milk products is easy with Harvey Fresh Lactose Free products. We test every batch of Harvey Fresh Lactose Free products to ensure it is truly lactose free and safe for you to enjoy.

Harvey Fresh offers a range of Lactose Free dairy products, which are creamy and delicious, full of nutrients and all the goodness of milk.  The Lactose has been broken down by the lactase enzyme, which is added to the milk during the production process.  This does not affect the nutritional value of our milk or dairy products. Lactose free products have the same nutrition as regular dairy products.

Our range includes:
Harvey Fresh Lactose Free Milk
Harvey Fresh Lactose Free Long Life Milk