Camel milk is rich on non-saturated fatty acids, iron, Vitamins B and C. Especially in Afica and Asia it is greatly valued for its health benefits. It is a valuable alternative for those persons suffering from allergy against cow milk. Camel milk also contains lactose but is an non-allergic organic product.
Proven beneficial effects
There is clear evidence that regular camel milk consumption contributes to an optimum diabetes management. Camel milk has positive effects in controlling high blood pressure and helps in the management of Arteriosclerosis and Osteoporosis. Research has demonstrated the presence of potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral factors in camel milk. Clinical trials showed that recovery from infectious desease (e.g. Tuberculosis) was signifantly faster in patients consuming camel milk regularly.
Research on diabetes
An insulin-like protein has been detected in camel milk (Beg, 1986). Clinical trials in human diabetes type 1 have shown that the daily consumption of 0.5 litre camel milk reduces the need for insulin medication by an average of 30% (Agrawal, 2005314kb). In addition comparative physiological studies carried out in Israel (Zagorski, 199859kb) and Germany (El-Mahdi, 1997) demonstrated the anti-diabetic properties of camel milk.