Well, since time immemorial, people with diabetes have been consuming camel milk to keep their blood sugar levels in check and reduce their intake of insulin! Can you believe that?
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic health condition in which one’s blood glucose level gets too high, higher than normal blood sugar levels required in the human body. It can occur to anyone usually it strikes the age group of 20-44 years.
A recent study suggested that in 2019, approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes; by 2035 this might rise to 592 million. Also, it has been said that by the next decade, the total number of diabetes-affected deaths will increase by more than 50%.
Diabetes is a very common disease that we must have heard about once in our lives. There are mainly 3 types of diabetes that are known as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when our immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs when our body becomes resistant to insulin that leads to the building up of sugar in our blood. Gestational is high blood sugar that occurs during pregnancy. Type 2 diabetes is the most common diabetes among all.
In diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the cells don’t respond to insulin. There have been recent clinical tests, which show that camel milk has beneficial effects on diabetes by helping improve glycemic controls and the intake of insulin.
What are the benefits of Camel Milk for Diabetes?
Researchers conducted tests on both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetics. Among the type-1 diabetics, camel milk seemed to have positive effects, as it helped in reducing their insulin intake by 30%, and among Type-2, there was a significant reduction in the blood sugar, blood total cholesterol levels, etc.
This isn’t all. There have been further researches that state that camel milk has anti-diabetic effects. Camel Milk contains considerable amounts of insulin that are compressed in the form of nanoparticles. This allows the flow of the hormone in its proper form into the bloodstream. Further, the insulin present in camel milk resists coagulation in the stomach and is easily absorbed by the small intestine.
With the presence of Lysozyme, Lactoferrin, and Lactoferrin, camel milk becomes all the more beneficial for diabetics as these proteins do not coagulate easily at low pH and even have a good buffering capacity.
Oxidative stress among diabetics may have detrimental effects, which include damage to Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the membrane lipids, proteins, DNA, and all this may eventually lead to cell death. This isn’t acceptable, is it?
There is one simple thing that can be done, and that is to consume camel milk! Why? It is because the high level of antioxidants in camel milk, along with its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, helps in the proper functioning of the beta cells in the pancreas. The whey protein present in camel milk is easily available and helps in reducing the effects of oxygen radicals by improving the amount of glutathione, etc. The presence of high amounts of Zinc and insulin-like molecules in Camel milk and their ability to get absorbed in the body makes it therapeutic for diabetic people.
In a study done on 20 diabetic patients, they were randomly divided into two groups. Participants of one group consumed 500 mL of camel milk while the other group consumed cow milk, daily for two months. A significant increase in insulin concentration was observed in the patients who drank Camel milk.
Now the question which comes into your mind is, how should you consume camel milk for diabetes. We’ll help you with that! About the dosage, experts say that a diabetic should consume around 400-500ml of camel milk, and the initial dosage should be between 50ml-100ml.
Which Camel Milk should you consume? Well, if you cannot get a hold of fresh camel milk, be it for any reason, don’t worry. Freeze-dried raw camel milk powder is your next best option. Don’t go for any camel milk powder, specifically look for the freeze-dried camel milk powder, because it contains natural insulin-like proteins which will help you in managing diabetes in a better way.
Why should you choose Aadvik?
We are India’s first company to market, brand, and sell camel milk in both India and abroad. We have a distinct range of camel milk products, ranging from Raw Camel Milk Powder to Pasteurized Camel Milk powder!
We’ve had customers who have stated that camel milk has helped them in Diabetes. One of our customers, Motloob Ali Khan, bought Aadvik’s Camel Milk for his brother & his friend’s mother for their diabetes and he has shared his experience with us! Want to have a look at it? You can always visit our YouTube channel or click here to view the video!
So can we say that Camel Milk is good for Diabetes? Well, based on research and studies that are done all over the world, it can be concluded that Camel milk acts as a great supplement for those who are suffering from diabetes and it can help in reducing the dependency on external insulin medicines. There’s no harm in trying it and seeing the results yourself. You can order our Freeze Dried Camel Milk Powder here.