LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

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.​