DIGESTOLOGY - Equaid Research


The mare's milk can help improve digestive problems certain derivatives of destabilization of the intestinal bacterial flora. It can act as a prebiotic and probiotic and also the combination of lysozyme and lactoferrin limit the growth of undesirable bacterial flora and promote the growth of bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus salivarius.

Mare milk has a high percentage of lysozyme, which is an antimicrobial protein which limits the growth of bacteria causing diarrhea and intestinal infections. It has bacteriostatic activity against gram positive bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae. Also as said favors growth of other bacteria which are beneficial to the gastrointestinal tract releasing sugars in the intestine which are growth factors for them ( Alais, 2003 ).

The antiinflammatory effect of some of the bioactive peptides derived from protein digestion mare milk can play an important role in alleviating inflammation associated with various intestinal digestive diseases such as irritable colon.

Consider also the possible regulatory effect of chemotaxis and oxidative burst responsible for inflammation by lysozyme and omega-3 and omega-6 ( Foekel et al., 2009 ). These polyunsaturated fatty acids ( omega-3 and omega-6 ) are also just as important anti-inflammatory function that bioactive peptides as well, can also be a great help in these cases of digestive diseases.

In the case of Crohn's disease, for example, note that the content in butyrate having mare milk can help to keep in good condition the colonocytes and avoid aggravation of the disease.

As for lactose intolerant people , this milk has some advantages. The mare's milk producers carries lactase enzyme that helps metabolize lactose probiotic bacteria. We sense that the current increase in lactose intolerant is due in part to the overuse of antibiotics that have left intestinal floras decolonized lactase producing bacteria. That's why adequate recolonization may promote improvement in lactose intolerance. This function stimulates lactase residual remains in the enterocytes of the individual, enhancing its action and improving intolerance as this milk is consumed.

The mare's milk also contains a good amount of magnesium, important to treat intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel disease.