Fructose Malabsorption is a common food intolerance that affects up to one third of the population, according to some estimates. Fructose malabsorption is not the same as Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI), which is caused by a rare genetic disorder. Rather, fructose malabsorption develops over time in response to our diet, lifestyle, and wellness status.
Fructose malabsorption can cause uncomfortable gastrointestinal disturbances including:
Fructose malabsorption can even interfere with the absorption of other nutrients like iron. Long term, fructose malabsorption can lead to increases in blood lipid levels and inflammatory markers while challenging metabolic health and contributing to weight gain, cardiovascular risk, and other advanced health concerns.