July 05, 2013



This stuff is really tasty. Safeway included a free bottle of it with my delivery a couple of weeks ago, and I ordered 4 bottles of it in the Tuesday delivery and they gave me another free one.

But I was a little afraid of it the first time. I stopped drinking milk entirely about ten years ago, until I tried it once again maybe a year ago -- and for several days it gave me the most awful gas. I could barely stand to be around myself. I guess I'm lactose intolerant now. So I was afraid the milk in this might do the same, but it didn't. I guess there isn't very much in it. (Or my liver has gotten back in gear and is producing lactase again.)

I was also afraid of the caffeine content. The first time I only drank about a third of the bottle, because it tasted like a quadruple espresso and I feared it would buzz me. It doesn't say anywhere on the bottle how much caffeine is in it.

Well, I now drink entire bottles of it, and I can't hardly feel any buzz at all. I think this has about as much caffeine as Coke, which is to say "not very damned much". (A can of Coke has 34 mg.)

But it does really taste good when cold, so it's a pleasant treat in the afternoon. I think I'll order a lot more of it next time.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 04:46 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 It's always enjoyable find something new by chance.

Posted by: sqa at July 05, 2013 05:59 PM (ehYGU)

2 Liver problems cause lactose intolerance? The more you know...

Posted by: Jaked at July 05, 2013 08:22 PM (qSJoi)


It's not a "problem" as such. Historically, most humans lose the enzyme needed to process fresh milk when they're young adults.

After humans began to herd, however, it became a survival advantage to be able to process milk throughout your life (because it was a major source of nutrition for herders that didn't require slaughtering animals), and a mutation that permitted that became widespread. But I think what the mutation does is make it so the liver keeps making that enzyme if it is challenged with lactose constantly. Which was the case for me up to about age 50. But then I stopped drinking fresh milk, and I think my liver stopped making the critical enzyme.

By the way, this doesn't affect my ability to eat cheese, and cheese is a major part of my diet.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 05, 2013 08:26 PM (+rSRq)

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