What milk can lactose intolerant people drink?
Are you sensitive to lactose? Are you finding it hard to find an alternative that is not lacking dramatically in the nutrients that is found in regular milk?
Camel milk is nutritionally rich with distinctively lower levels of lactose than regular milks. While it does contain low levels of lactose, some people who struggle with an intolerance, have been found to be able to drink it.
“THE MILK YOU CAN HAVE WHEN YOU CAN’T HAVE MILK”
Why can some lactose intolerant people still have camel milk?
- Lower levels of lactose
- Easier to digest than regular milk
- Doesn’t contain Beta Lacto-globulin (B-Lg) protein
- More gentle on the stomach
- Contains A2 casein protein
What is done to Camel Milk to reduce the lactose levels?
The level of lactose found in camel’s milk is naturally low, this means that the lactose does not have to be removed to reduce levels like other low lactose milks must. Camel milk just naturally containing low levels of lactose allows for the milk to not have to go through a removal process, leaving it the purest low lactose alternative on the market.
Why does a lower level of lactose make it easier to tolerate?
Some people that are lactose intolerant have been found to be able to consume camel milk, due to its low lactose. Sometimes, people may think that they are intolerant but actually just need lower levels of lactose or a different milk. For example, some people cannot drink dairy milk but are able to eat aged cheese, this is because the process of aging the cheese lessens the lactose content. Often people will be subjected to the high level of lactose in dairy milk and deem themselves intolerant but when they consume it in a lower level, like in camels milk, they find that their body does not react the same way.
“ONE STUDY IN 25 PEOPLE WITH THIS CONDITION FOUND THAT ONLY 2 PARTICIPANTS HAD A MILD REACTION TO ROUGHLY 1 CUP (250 ML) OF CAMEL MILK, WHILE THE REST WERE UNAFFECTED” – Lauren Panoff , MPH, RD
Why can I tolerate camel milk and not low lactose dairy milk?
Often people are actually allergic or sensitive to more than one allergen in cow’s milk. For example, it is not just the lactose that is irritating the stomach but also the combination of a whey protein. The whey protein Beta Lacto-globulin (B-Lg), is a common allergen found in dairy milk. Whey protein could be a contributing issue making people feel sick. This is not as well-known as lactose intolerance, so it is easy to mistake your body’s reaction to this allergen as simply an intolerance to lactose. The beta lactogobulin (B-Lg) protein is naturally absent in camel milk, this may offer an explanation as to why many who were perceived as lactose intolerant can tolerate lactose at a lower level without the presence of whey protein.
Dairy milks are also made up of predominately A1 casein protein, this is a form of protein that can cause diverse digestive issues in individuals. In comparison, camel milk is made up of the A2 casein protein, the body has been proven to find this protein easier to digest with less unpleasant symptoms.
Why is Camel milk a better alternative to dairy than other milks?
When it comes to the nutritional value, a majority of dairy milk alternatives are a good substitute for the taste and feel of regular milk but are often lacking in nutritive worth. For example, milk alternatives such as rice milk and almond milk, only contain 1 gram of protein per cup. Whereas, camel milk as an alternative contains 6.5 grams per cup. Camel milk not only contains high levels of protein but it is also naturally higher in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Camel milk doesn’t just step in as an alternative to pour over your cereal, it also acts as an alternative source of nutrients that you would be provided in regular milk.
“FINALLY, A REAL MILK ALTERNATIVE”
The combination of 30% lower lactose compared to regular cow’s milk with the easier to digest proteins and the absence of Beta Lacto-globulin means people with dairy intolerance can still enjoy real milk.
So, if you’re looking for a milk that your stomach can tolerate, think The Camel Milk Co Australia Camels.