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Casein Intolerance

Casein is a protein in milk that makes up about 80% of a cow’s milk. Presence of this chemical makes the immune system stronger and trigger muscle growths. It also has an amazing amino acid structure. However, the same chemical is known as a slow-digesting protein which leads to allergies and sensitivities generalized as Casein Intolerance.
Casein Intolerance is a severe negative reaction of the immune system to the protein which may lead t illness and even death. Upon reaction, the body releases Immunoglobulin E or IgE, according to livestrong.com. Moreover, chemicals including histamine are included in the production of antibodies which is pointed out as the main reason for the allergic reaction. This Casein Intolerance is common to children and adult, either consuming a commercial dairy product or even breastfed. Symptoms include itching, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, fainting or even anaphylaxis.

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Casein Allergy

Before we discuss the symptoms and the causes of casein allergy, we must first understand just what casein is.  Casein is a derivative of the Latin word for cheese, ‘caseus.’  It has a wide range of uses from that of being found in matches where it is used as a binder, to additives in our food, and being a large factor within the composites of cheese.  It forms the greatest percentage of the total proteins found in cow milk, (80%) and within human production of milk it comprises anywhere between 60 to 65 percent of total proteins produced.  Broken down further, casein provides crucial elements to the body such as carbohydrates, amino acids, phosphorus and calcium.

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