If you're looking for one of the best anti-aging and disease fighting health foods in a easily digestible milk drink form then you won't be able to do better than camel milk.
Camel milk has been used for ages by those living in the harsh environments of the desert and is directly responsible for their robust health and ability to outlive their city dweller peers.
Recently camel milk has become common outside of Asia and is being used by celebrities and health conscious individuals in Europe, US and other parts of the world as a regular routine. Fitness experts are also recommending it as an alternative to other milk and protein sources for athletes and bodybuilders.
General Health Benefits of drinking camel milk regularly:
- Promotes longevity
- Improves skin tone and suppleness
- Enhances memory, mental alertness and brain function
- Regulates weight (good for both putting on muscle and removing fat stores)
- Enhances Immune function
Benefits for specific illnesses:
- Assists in the treatment of diabetes due to its ability to lower blood sugar and treat insulin resistance
- Fights heart disease due its low saturated fat content and healthy fat content.
- Useful for lactose intolerance as it does not trigger cows milk allergies
- Can treat rotavirus caused diarrhea in children
- Can be used together with anti-cancer treatment to support the body during chemotherapy
- Useful to support brain function and assist in Autism, ADHD, Parkinsons and Dementia
When it comes to calorie, protein, and carb content, camel milk is comparable to whole cow’s milk. However, it’s lower in saturated fat and offers more vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, iron, and potassium
It’s also a good source of healthy fats, such as long-chain fatty acids, linoleic acid, and unsaturated fatty acids, which may support brain and heart health
Camel milk is a natural pro-biotic to assist healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest. It may improve gastrointestinal health and systemic immunity
Camel milk is rich in Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) giving you 58% of your recommended daily value per serving. Vitamin B1 may contribute to the maintenance of mental function, which also helps to regulate your metabolism.
Camel milk is also rich in Calcium providing you with 32% of your daily value per serving which will help build stronger bones.
Camel Milk is a good source of potassium and phosphorus, helping your body maintain a healthy blood pressure level, in combination with a low-sodium diet, which may reduce the risk of a stroke.
Additionally, Camel Milk has 50% less fat and 50% less saturated fat than whole milk. Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers, while many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat may reduce the risk of this disease.
Camel Milk Powder is available from Aconite Medical here: Camel Milk Powder Sachets 25g
Clinical Research into camel milk:
Camel milk has been shown to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes
The milk contains insulin-like proteins, which may be responsible for its antidiabetic activity. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Studies indicate that camel milk provides the equivalent of 52 units of insulin per about 4 cups (1 liter). It’s also high in zinc, which may help improve insulin sensitivity
In a 2-month study in 20 adults with type 2 diabetes, insulin sensitivity improved among those drinking 2 cups (500 ml) of camel milk, but not among the cow’s milk group
Another study found that adults with type 1 diabetes who drank 2 cups (500 ml) of camel milk daily in addition to diet, exercise, and insulin treatment saw lower blood sugar and insulin levels than those not given camel milk. Three people no longer needed insulin
In fact, a review of 22 research articles determined that 2 cups (500 ml) per day is the recommended dose of camel milk to improve blood suagr control in those with diabetes
Camel milk contains compounds that fight various disease-causing organisms. The two main active components in camel milk are lactoferrin and immunoglobulins, proteins that give camel milk its immune-boosting properties
Lactoferrin has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It inhibits the growth of E. coli, K. pneumoniae, Clostridium, H.pylori, S. aureus, and C. albicans, organisms that can cause severe infections
The lactoferrin in camel milk according to PubMed studies has been shown to:
- Stimulate the immune system
- Promote healthy intestinal bacteria
- Regulate the way the body processes iron
- Reduce coronary heart disease
- Prevent stomach and digestive problems
What’s more, one study found that camel milk protected against leukopenia (low white blood cell count) and other side effects of cyclophosphamide, a toxic anticancer drug. These results support the immune-boosting properties of the milk
Additional research suggests that camel whey protein is responsible for the milk’s ability to fight harmful organisms. It may have antioxidant properties that help your body fight free radical damage
A study in 65 children with autism ages 2–12 years old noted that 2 weeks of drinking camel milk led to significant improvements in autistic behavioural symptoms, which were not seen in the placebo group.
Studies have also shown benefit in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
Links to studies:
Medicinal values of bioactive constituents of camel milk: A concise report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5669503/
Anti toxic effects:
Whey protein alternative:
Additional Benefits of Camel Milk
Camel milk benefits newborns and children. It is the closest in terms of composition to a mother’s milk. In many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, camel milk is used to feed malnourished children. (We however encourage breastfeeding as the best option for babies)