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Camel Milk:  A Solution for The Lactose Intolerant Consumer

   It’s probable you or someone you know struggles with an allergic reaction to dairy products. In fact, around thirty percent of the world’s population struggles with lactose related intolerances. Most of those who experience these reactions obviously remove milk products from their diet all together. Despite the potential dietary restriction, there’s an alternative to the traditional dairy making people sick, and that’s camel milk. It has been usedhe UAE. Camel milk was used medicinally during this time and often given to children to boost their immune systems. Recently, researchers have come to find camel milk does show medicinal properties, especially as a safe alternative to cow’s milk for those with lactose intolerance and dairy allergies.

   Due to the various components, camel milk has become known as the healthiest dairy among the wellness community. Scientists suggest camel milk is an incredible source of vitamin - C and maintains up to five times more minerals than traditional cow’s milk. Findings also show camel milk demonstrated positive benefits for children, especially those who suffer from severe food allergies. Consumption didn’t onset any negative reaction, and actually improved recovery from allergic reactions.

   Camel milk is by far, the healthiest choice if you’re suffering from dairy related allergies. The reason behind this is the lack of beta-lactoglobin, a protein found in cow, goat and other dairies, which cause most allergic reactions. Secondly, camel milk contains a minscule amount of lactose, making it difficult to cause negative reactions. Similar to mother’s milk, camel milk contains immunoglobulins which strengthens the body’s protection from viruses, bacteria and other externals. In a recent study, twenty five lactose intolerant patients were administered 250 mL of cow’s milk and subsequently the same amount of camel’s milk. The results were interesting. Of all recipients, twenty-three experienced no reaction. It’s also important to note, the camel and cow’s milk were both pasteurized; the study stated that pasteurization reduces no nutritional properties. After all, it was concluded that camel milk can be considered a safe option for those intolerant to lactose or cow’s milk. This is yet another revelation in the study of camel milk. Not only does it make a substantial impact on diabetes and those with autism, but it also proves camel milk as safe alternative for those with lactose intolerance and food allergies.

   Overall camel milk has brought light to yet another end of the health and wellness spectrum. Evidence has shown that the talk behind these studies is greatly justified. The primary complaint I tend to hear about the industry is the lack of accessibility. There are about twelve-thousand cows for every camel, so there is a small amount of camel milk on the market comparatively. Despite this, there are a few great international companies that can promptly fulfill orders of any size. The best dairy around is undoubtedly DromeDairy Naturals®. They provide the most premium camel milk powder available, at a true bargain. Pureness and quality are of the utmost importance to their operation. Camel milk is the next medical marvel, don’t miss out.


Cardoso, R R, et al. “Consumption of camel's milk by patients intolerant to lactose. A preliminary study.” Revista alergia Mexico (Tecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico : 1993)., U.S. National Library of Medicine

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