Camel’s Milk and its Unique Benefits
Camel’s milk is different then most dairy products. There are components in dairy that make it hard for most people to digest it properly without problems. Casein, a type of protein found in dairy, is one of the main culprits. Many people have trouble with dairy due to their inability to properly digest casein. However, not all casein is created equal. The two main types of casein that cause problems are A1 and A2 beta-casein. A1 is found primarily in cows and is harder to digest then A2. A2 is found primarily in goats and sheep, and while easier to digest then A1, can still cause issues.
Camel’s milk has a completely different type of protein. It is not only easily digestible, but has amazing healing properties as well! From a nourishing standpoint, camel’s milk is the closest thing to human breast milk.
The benefits of raw camel’s milk include:
- Viral and bacterial fighting capabilities
- Due to the specific antibodies and immune properties found in camel’s milk.
- Easily digestible, even if you are lactose-intolerant
- Due to a different type of casein found in camel milk. It also contains no beta-lactoglobulin. This is a major type of whey protein, found in mostly cow and sheep milk, that’s difficult for most people to digest.
- Helps heal the gut and infections
- Camel’s milk contains Immunoglobulins, or Igs for short. These are antibodies, which are proteins that help fight off pathogens in your body. The Igs in camel milk are 1/10th the size of human Igs, which allows them to fight infections and aid in repair where human Igs cannot.
- Protects and enhances the immune system
- Due to the Igs talked about above.
- Doesn’t trigger immune response that other dairy can
- Due to its healing nutrient properties and lack of reactive properties
- Doesn’t trigger opioid response that other dairy can
- When your body can’t break down casein, it can bind to opioid receptors in your brain and cause negative side effects. That’s why dairy can be so addictive, because it is! However, due to the unique structure of camel’s milk, it doesn’t trigger the same opioid response other milk does.
- Rich in nutrients like vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, calcium, enzymes, and a high omega 3 to 6 ratio.
- Camel’s milk contains more nutrients then other milk, without the negative effects more mainstream milk can have on your body.
- Good for brain health
- Camel’s milk contains nutrients that support brain health, like essential fatty acids and B vitamins.
- Contains absorbable insulin
- This is particularly helpful for people who are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
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