Psoriasis treatment — Why horse milk can help
Today, nearly 3% of the world's population suffers from the skin disease psoriasis, which is more than 150 million people who have to learn to live with psoriasis because there is no cure for psoriasis.
Horse milk and other psoriasis treatments can help relieve psoriasis symptoms, control them, and make daily complaints more bearable.
Read more about psoriasis, traditional treatment methods, and why Equilac® horse milk capsules may be an alternative for treating psoriasis.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune skin disease that accelerates the skin's renewal cycle from 30 days to no more than a few days.
In normal circumstances, skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the skin surface; after 30 days, the dead skin cells fall from the skin. In people with psoriasis, this cycle can happen within a few days, so skin cells don't have time to fall off the skin's surface.
The accelerated overproduction of new skin cells leads to an accumulation of horn cells (dead skin cells), causing scales on the skin.
Psoriasis patches or scales can grow to over 10 centimeters and develop mainly on joints like elbows and knees, but also on hands, feet, neck, back, legs, scalp, nails, and face.
With psoriasis, the following symptoms and additional complaints may arise:
- Red, inflamed and scaly skin spots (plaque psoriasis)
- Dry skin that can crack and bleed
- Pain around psoriasis patches
- Itching and burning around psoriasis spots
- Nail abnormalities
- Painful, swollen joints
Cause of psoriasis
The cause of psoriasis is a weakened immune system that spreads to the skin as inflammation.
About 40% of psoriasis patients also have a family member with psoriasis, which shows that psoriasis is partly genetic and hereditary.
Other factors like stress, infections, overweight, alcohol, trauma, medication, and smoking can trigger psoriasis in people who are prone to psoriasis.
Today, psoriasis is treated with prescription medications as cortisone, biologics, zinc ointment, and fumarate, which can reduce psoriasis symptoms but have side effects and spark new health problems.
People who have been suffering from psoriasis for a long time and have tried many medicines usually switch to alternative psoriasis treatments later. They treat psoriasis themselves with natural products because medicines have not produced lasting results and can be unhealthy with long-term use.
Since psoriasis cannot be cured today, controlling symptoms with natural psoriasis remedies is a responsible choice.
Topical treatments of psoriasis
When you have recently discovered that you have psoriasis, doctors usually recommend topical psoriasis treatments like corticosteroids, zinc ointments, and tar preparations to reduce mild psoriasis symptoms locally.
Certain medications can soothe symptoms like itching and skin inflammation in the short term, but do not address the cause of the skin condition. As a result, you must continue to use the ointments to suppress symptoms that can come and go.
With prolonged use, the effect diminishes and can negatively affect the skin and general health.
Psoriasis medications to take
Because the cause of psoriasis is a disturbed immune system, you cannot strengthen your resistance with an ointment.
Therefore, treating psoriasis from the inside out and tackling the cause is a more effective way.
An example of oral medication to treat psoriasis from within is fumarate (fumaric acid), a body's substance that can reduce psoriasis if taken for at least four months. Physicians recommend oral medication for psoriasis patients with moderate to severe symptoms when topical treatments are not helping enough.
Side effects of fumaric acid tablets in 1 in 10 users include gastrointestinal complaints, hot flashes, headaches, and memory disorders.
Psoriasis will not heal or disappear with a fumarate treatment. When you take fewer tablets or stop the treatment, psoriasis patches may return.
Horse milk as a natural treatment for psoriasis
By drinking fresh horse milk or taking Equilac® horse milk capsules, you can treat psoriasis symptoms from the inside out and help prevent psoriasis attacks.
About 62% of our Equilac® users have relief from psoriasis symptoms after three months.
The positive results that horse milk has on psoriasis are attributed to the unique ingredient lactoferrin, an anti-inflammatory protein, also found in breast milk.
Studies of lactoferrin have shown that it helps with skin infections and autoimmune diseases like psoriasis by strengthening and balancing the immune system.
An important advantage of lactoferrin present in horse milk is that it occurs in a natural form and not as a synthetic additive like other dietary supplements. Natural lactoferrin ensures improved absorption by the body and strengthens its effect.
Treat psoriasis from the inside out with horse milk
Using horse milk for psoriasis is a long-term treatment because it works from the inside out and addresses the cause.
Your skin, body, and immune system take time to adjust, suppress psoriasis symptoms, and repair your skin.
This slow approach can lead to a long-lasting solution to reduce and control psoriasis and is also healthier.
Therefore, we recommend taking Equilac® horse milk capsules for three months to see if it positively affects psoriasis.
When your psoriasis decreases, you can continue to use horse milk to control symptoms.
Experiences with horse milk for psoriasis
View Carole's results, an Equilac® user from Australia. These are her results after three months of taking Equilac®.
Note: Horse milk is not a miracle cure for psoriasis, but an alternative and supported treatment for anyone who wants to treat psoriasis naturally.
Supportive psoriasis treatments when using horse milk
Using only horse milk to treat psoriasis may be sufficient, but we recommend using horse milk along with other treatments as support.
Depending on the psoriasis type and the severity of the condition, you can combine other psoriasis treatments and remedies with Equilac® horse milk capsules:
- Shampoo for psoriasis
- Psoriasis ointments with corticosteroids
- UVB light therapy
- Homeopathy and acupuncture
- Extra vitamins and minerals
- Natural remedies for psoriasis
- Sun exposure
- Anti-inflammatory foods
Shampoo for psoriasis
When you have scalp psoriasis, physicians recommend a special psoriasis shampoo to combat itching, inflammation and scaling of the scalp. Psoriasis shampoos usually contain steroids or coal tar and are available by prescription.
Psoriasis ointments and creams
You can treat psoriasis skin locally with ointments, creams, and gels containing corticosteroids, salicylic acid, calcipotriol, retinoids, or coal tar. Psoriasis ointment can bring extra comfort during psoriasis attacks.
Ointments for psoriasis can be applied directly to the psoriasis spots. Depending on the added ingredient, they are anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, or slow the growth of new skin cells.
It is possible that psoriasis spots disappear and later reappear in other places because these ointments do not treat the cause, but only temporarily relieve external complaints. Apply limited amounts to the skin and avoid prolonged use.
Light therapy for psoriasis
A little sun every day can work wonders for psoriasis. Unfortunately, the sun does not shine every day. Still, we can replace the shortage of sunlight with light therapy like PUVA (the medicine psoralen together with ultraviolet A or UVA light).
PUVA therapy is less used today because it increases the risk of developing skin cancer — even decades after discontinuing light therapy.
A safer alternative today is UVB (ultraviolet B light); you can follow the light therapy at home with a UVB lamp.
Choose a lamp with narrow band ultraviolet B light, they are the safest and do not have an increased risk. Attention: UVB lamps are not facial tanners.
Homeopathy and acupuncture for psoriasis
The use of homeopathy for psoriasis can reduce psoriasis complaints. It is essential to go for a classic homeopathic treatment in which the homeopathic product is specially selected for the person.
Acupuncture can also help psoriasis in different ways. Acupuncture can reduce stress, and stress is a common cause of psoriasis attacks. It can also help relieve pain, especially with psoriasis arthritis.
Vitamins for psoriasis
A lack of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids have a negative influence on general health, and therefore also on psoriasis.
A shortage of particular nutrients will not cause psoriasis, but it can trigger psoriasis and make further treatment more difficult.
If you cannot get enough of the following ingredients from your diet, a dietary supplement is a possible solution to help with psoriasis:
- Extra intake of vitamin D can reduce psoriasis symptoms by changing the way skin cells grow.
- Monounsaturated fatty acids (olive oil) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3 fish oil) protect against damage and aging of the skin.
- Iron, copper, manganese, zinc, and selenium can combat oxidative stress and cell damage.
Natural remedies for psoriasis
You can also supplement your horse milk treatment with natural remedies for psoriasis that have been used successfully for years.
Natural home remedies that also help against psoriasis include:
- Take a salt bath with dead sea salt so that dander flakes off, and the tense psoriasis skin can calm down.
- Herbs like chamomile, marigold, and turmeric have a calming effect on the skin.
- Vegetable oils as argan oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, and CBD oil with calming and moisturizing properties.
- Apple cider vinegar that ensures that the natural acids bring the skin to normal pH value, thereby reducing psoriasis spots.
Psoriasis and sun
People with psoriasis often find that their symptoms improve during the summer months when their skin is more exposed to the sun. This is no coincidence, sunlight can have a positive effect on psoriasis symptoms, and it maintains the vitamin D level, which plays a role in psoriasis.
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can be UVA or UVB, just like light therapy treatments for psoriasis.
UVB exposure from sunlight can slow the accelerated growth of skin cells in psoriasis, reducing inflammation and scaling.
It is advised that you build up the sun slowly. Start exposing the psoriasis zones to the sun for 5-10 minutes a day; this allows your body to absorb sunlight gradually and lessen the risk of sunburn.
Note: Most tanning beds use UVA rays, which cannot treat psoriasis and increase the risk of skin aging and skin cancer.
Psoriasis and nutrition
A healthy diet — plenty of fruits and vegetables, protein, and whole grains — can promote the health of your skin.
Here are some anti-inflammatory foods that are a great choice to add to your diet when you have psoriasis:
- Fruits and vegetables, especially berries, cherries, and leafy vegetables
- Sardines, salmon, and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- Herbs and spices rich in antioxidants, as thyme, sage, cumin, and ginger
- Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, and olive oil
What to avoid with psoriasis?
Drinking alcohol, even in small amounts, can harm psoriasis and its treatments. It can increase the severe and harmful side effects of some medications, worsen psoriasis, or cause flare-ups.
With psoriasis, you should also pay attention to what you eat. Try to reduce processed foods and refined sugars in your diet when you have psoriasis. An excess of sugars can not only fuel inflammation, but it also contributes to weight gain, and research shows that overweight psoriasis worsens.
Psoriasis and stress go hand in hand. Learning to handle stress in your life can help prevent psoriasis attacks. Relaxation exercises like meditation and yoga can relieve daily stress and psoriasis symptoms.
Psoriasis in children
A third of psoriasis patients develop symptoms before age 20. Babies and children with psoriasis usually respond better to treatments, and many have only mild symptoms.
Horse milk can also be used to treat psoriasis in children safely.
When to use horse milk for psoriasis?
- You have tried different medicines that do not work, barely work, or not work anymore.
- You take your health seriously and realize that long-term use of medicines can be harmful to your health.
- You want to fight the cause of psoriasis from the inside and not (only) the external symptoms.
- You want a long-term solution to reduce and control psoriasis.
- You have patience and give horse milk at least three months to repair your skin.
- You believe in a different approach to treat psoriasis.