The World Allergy Organization estimates that nearly 5 percent of people may be allergic to cow's milk, with children reacting more often than adults.
People with lactose intolerance can enjoy camel milk as a healthy alternative. This is because they lack enough of the enzyme lactase to break down the main sugar in cow's milk (and many other animal milks) - lactose. Milk intolerance leads to gas, bloating and diarrhea because the bacteria in the human gut ferment the milk sugar.
One recent study looked at a group of 500 people and their reactions to different types of milk. Interestingly, some people even reacted to almond, soy or coconut milk!
In the same study, researchers found an excellent alternative: camel milk, which was the second least allergenic milk in this study (after human milk).
Camel milk does not contain β-lactoglobulin, the main allergen in milk proteins. People with lactose intolerance can digest camel milk more easily than cow's milk and, above all, it does not cause as many adverse reactions.