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What is the difference between lactose and lactaid?

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Lactose is a type of sugar contained in milk and milk products only. Its constitution is less than 8% of the total milk solids. On the other hand, Lactaid is a trade name for food products that is meant for people whose body cannot take up lactose. Read through the details on http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lactose.htm and http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lactaid.htm.

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Lactaid is a supplemental enzyme to help people whose enzyme, lactase is missing or otherwise deficient. Lactase breaks down Lactose.

http://www.lactaid.ca/en/whats-lactaid.asp

Lactose is a sugar made from the monosaccharide units glucose and galactose.

http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/546lactose.html

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