Camel milk for athletes
For centuries, athletes from countries like Kenya have been encouraged to drink camel milk to positively influence their performance. It is increasingly common in the traditional health and fitness industry, due to its many benefits. Athletes and trainers like biohacker Ben Greenfield use camel milk for a number of reasons, including rehydration, inflammation, muscle recovery, and muscle development. The unique proteins and amino acids of camel milk, combined with the high rate of digestion, provide a nutritional and all-natural drink that improves performance for athletes of all levels.
Lactoferrin and IGF-1 in camel milk: benefits for athletes
Athletes looking to maintain a healthy immune system and lose weight while maintaining lean muscle mass should strongly consider incorporating our freeze-dried camel milk into their diet. Camel milk contains much higher levels of lactoferrin and immunoglobulins than cow’s milk, which makes it very useful in reducing inflammation and fighting infections.
Lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein, is up to 100 times more concentrated in camel milk than in cow’s milk. Scientists have found antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory activity, and powerful antioxidant effects. In conjunction, lactoferrin literally binds and detoxifies inflammatory iron in injured joints. This means less downtime due to illness or injury due to intensive workouts.
IGF-1 or “the hormone of youth” is a hormone that slowly decreases with age and is very popular among athletes. It boosts lean muscle growth, anabolism vs. catabolism, anti-aging, tissue repair / healing, and the list goes on. Unlike other sources, IGF in camel milk is not destroyed by stomach acid.
Athletes who consume camel milk before or after a workout will protect their lean muscle mass, shorten recovery time, and increase endurance. In addition, camel milk contains a high amount of antimicrobial agents such as immunoglobulin, which supports the immune system.
Camel milk and athletes: the new fitness drink!
Lactose intolerance is a major concern for athletes, as sometimes their only option is to consume sports drinks with cow’s whey. Even though some protein powders do not contain lactose, people still have difficulty digesting large proteins. But this is not the case with whey from camel milk, because it is the perfect alternative for athletes who are lactose intolerant. It is non-allergenic because it does not contain beta-casein or lactoglobulin and contains proteins similar to human breast milk. The de Sahara Dairy Co. Freeze Dried Camel Milk Formula is easily incorporated into pre or post workout shakes to provide a natural vitamin boost. For an organic and healthier protein shake, simply mix our camel milk powder into your smoothie or shake. Before or after a workout, it is recommended to take 2-3 tbsp.