Beneficial Probiotics in Camel Milk
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 in adults and children.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for the body, especially the digestive system. One feature of a healthy gut is the right balance (correct ratios) of bacteria and the right types 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:
L. plantarum may be helpful in modulating the immune system.
Certain strains of L. pentosus may exert probiotic properties, improve mucosal immunity and create resistance towards bacterial infections.
This bacterium may boost the immune system, combat allergies, and have beneficial effects on the skin.
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 and 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 lipid and sugar levels in the blood.
There’s also evidence that the probiotics in camel milk may improve antioxidant defenses. Antioxidants are substances that potentially protect the cells against free radicals - the molecules that are produced when a child's body breaks down food or when they are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation - which can cause damage to cells and tissues.
Probiotics for gut health and antioxidants to fight free radicals are just two of the potential benefits that camel milk offers.