Camel Milk as a Source of Probiotics
In the Healthline article, “What’s an Unhealthy Gut? How Gut Health Affects You” it explains, “The human gut is more complex than previously thought and has a huge impact on whole-body health. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.”
So, a healthy gut goes a long way to improving and maintaining overall good health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. One feature of a healthy gut is the right balance (correct ratios) of bacteria and the right type of bacteria.
One great way to consume the healthy bacteria needed by the gut is to drink camel milk.
Camel milk contains probiotics, including the strains:
- LACTOBACILLUS PANTARUM
- LACTOBACILLUS PENTOSUS
- LACTOBACILLUS LACTIS
In clinical studies, researchers have been able to detect and isolate different lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in camel milk, such as those of the LEUCANOSTOC, LACTOBACILLUS & WEISSELLA classes.
The evidence in several of these studies has shown the potential of these probiotics to improve the host’s health in many ways, such as boosting the immune system through the formation of lymphocytes (immune cells) in many organs, and by improving the effects of dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids) and Type 2 Diabetes.
There’s also evidence that the probiotics in camel milk can improve antioxidant defenses. From the Mayo Clinic, “Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.”
Probiotics for gut health and antioxidants to fight free radicals are just two of the many health benefits that camel milk offers.