How much lactose is there in whey protein?

There is no sugar added to any Tigerwhey whey protein powder. The Unflavored Whey contains 6.1 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams of powder. One serving size of 30 grams Unflavored Whey contains 1.8 grams of carbohydrate, while the flavored wheys contain a few percent less. The carbohydrate in this product is the natural milk sugar from the source milk, meaning that the carbohydrate is lactose. People with lactose intolerance should consider whether this product is suitable for them.

It can be noted that the 1.8 grams of lactose per serving is very low, so people with lactose intolerance may not notice any inconvenience at all. As a comparison, one cup of milk (250 milliliters) contains 12 grams of lactose and one 30 gram serving of Tigerwhey whey protein powder contains 1.8 grams of lactose. This means that one serving of Tigerwhey whey protein powder contains only 15% of the amount of lactose in one cup of milk. Or in other words, one serving of Tigerwhey whey protein powder contains the same amount of lactose as what you get in 38 milliliters of milk. This is the same amount as in two and a half US tablespoons of milk. Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate up to 2 cups (500 milliliters) of milk a day, when divided into smaller quantities.

Summing it up - Tigerwhey whey protein powder contains lactose, but it is not much. If you have questions about lactose intolerance and the use of protein powder, please send us your questions in an email and we will get back to you.

While whey protein is the most popular protein supplement, then casein is probably the second most useful supplement for achieving flexibility in your protein intake. Continue to learn more about what casein is.

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