Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. This condition is not harmful but it has no cure. People who are intolerant to lactose can feel sick within a few hours of consuming milk or milk products.
Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack of lactase, a substance that helps our body in digesting lactose. It can develop at any age and mostly stays lifelong. It is most common in people of African, Asian, Hispanic and American Indian descent. Some of the common symptoms of this condition are bloating, gas, abdominal cramps and Diarrhea.
Studies have shown that Camel milk contains less amount of lactose than cow milk. It also lacks beta-lactoglobulin that is the main cause of milk allergy. This helps in easy digestion of milk and hence, it is best suited for those who suffer from lactose intolerance.
Furthermore, camel milk lacks the kind of proteins that people are often allergic to in cow’s milk. It lacks A1 casein which is usually not tolerated by those with dairy allergies. It contains A2 beta-casein proteins & some proteins containing immunoglobulin may also help boost the immune system.
In a test done on 25 patients with a clinical diagnosis of lactose intolerance, It was found that only 2 patients showed mild reactions after consuming camel milk. Rest of the patients were unaffected. They also observed that the use of camel milk also led to the reduction of gastrointestinal disorders that occur in individuals intolerant to lactose.
Hence it can be successfully concluded that Camel milk is a saviour for those suffering from milk allergy. The presence of a higher amount of nutrients & important proteins makes it a better choice for lactose intolerants over cow milk or any other dairy products.