The World Allergy Organization estimates that almost 5 percent of people can suffer from cow’s milk allergies and children react more often than adults.
People with lactose intolerance can enjoy camel milk as a healthy alternative. This is because they lack sufficient lactase enzyme to break down the main sugar in cow’s milk (as well as many other zoonotic milk) – lactose. Milk intolerance leads to gases, bloating and diarrhoea because bacteria in human intestines ferment lactic sugar.
One recent study looked at a group of 500 people and their reactions to different types of milk. Interestingly, some people have even reacted to almond, soy or coconut milk!
In the same study, the scientists created an excellent alternative: camel milk, which was the second least allergenic milk in the 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 so many undesirable reactions.