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Mare's milk - The milk of the horse mares

Even Cleopatra loved mare's milk.

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Horses belong to the mammals and thus horse mares produce milk for the nutrition of their foals. The use of mare's milk as a food and remedy has been practiced in China for over 3000 years. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra swore by the caring effect of the milk and used mare's milk as a bath additive to preserve the youth of her skin. In Russia, mare's milk has long been a high priority in medicine and was already used here, as in Germany, the use of mare's milk was still insignificant. Beginning in the middle of the 20th century, the first tendencies towards the use of rich milk began, and the first mare stud farm was founded in Germany. Everything worth knowing about mare's milk, that is the milk of female horses in this article.

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The special ingredients of the mare's milk

Extensive mix of valuable ingredients.

Mares must be milked in short intervals, the milk is characterized by a very low germ content. In comparison to cow's milk, the fat content is lower, but the lactose content is higher and the taste is sweeter and slightly nutty.
The composition of the mare's milk is similar to the mother's milk.
It consists of 90% water, the remaining 10% is a mixture of the following valuable ingredients: omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acid, proteins - such as albumins, casein and globulins, immunoglobulin A in whey protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium , Copper, iron, vitamins A, E, C, B1, B2, B6 and B12, lecithin, choline, cholesterol, enzymes and ferments. Especially the natural vitamin C content is higher compared to cow's milk. Low, however, is the sodium content.
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What effect does mare's milk have on the organism?

Positive effects on the metabolism.

Unsaturated fatty acids are vital for the human body, in addition, linolenic acid is given an anti-inflammatory effect. The fats and fatty acids of the mare's milk are easier to digest, therefore, the milk is perceived as wholesome compared to cow's milk. The existing casein supports the processing of the high-quality protein. The high mineral content provides the body, so that a balanced concentration in the blood and nerves and skin can be optimally supplied. Mare's milk has a high bioavailability, which means that the existing ingredients can actually be made available to the body. The lactose has a positive effect on the intestinal flora, which is important for the immune system according to current findings.
In summary, the milk of the mare has a positive effect on the metabolism, has little allergy trigger and a general strengthening effect on the body. Especially during or after a disease, mare's milk can help the body build up.
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The production of the mare's milk

In Germany there are about 40 stud farms for milk production. The attitude is subject to strict conditions. Suitable breeds include Haflinger, warm-blooded horses, draft horses and breeds bred for keeping in the milk stud. After birth, a foal needs the mother's milk for two months. During this period, the mares are not milked. After that, a small portion of the milk is used for production. The mares are milked four times a day, each day between four and eight liters of milk flow into production.
In comparison to cow's milk, mare's milk is not available in the same availability.
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Products from mare's milk

The first milking product is the so-called preferred milk. Here all valuable ingredients are included, so that they are not destroyed, the milk is cooled and shock-frozen in small portions. Furthermore, the milk is processed into powders and emulsions, which are commercially available as tablets and capsules.
A special form is the fermentation process of fermented milk. These products can be found under the name "Kumys".
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Various applications of mare's milk

Mare's milk shows positive properties in the treatment of metabolic diseases, including lipid metabolism. The strengthening of the intestinal flora acts in immunodeficiency and in the construction time after a disease as a supportive element, which extends to the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Strengthening acts mare's milk after surgery and heart disease, the rich nutritional supplementation leads to the body required energy. The anti-inflammatory effect can relieve joint pain and provide relief for osteoarthritis patients. The application takes place as a drinking cure or via a tablet intake.
Skin care like Cleopatra does not have to be done by anyone today. But nourishing creams and bath products, supported by the intake of mare's milk capsules ensure a healthy skin. Skin tormented with neurodermatitis is nourished and soothed, the effect on the intestine can cause an improvement in the clinical picture. The itching of psoriasis can be alleviated and refine the complexion for acne.
For a therapy consultation with the doctor is recommended.
Letztes Update: 07.07.2019 11:52