GOAT’S MILK IS EASY TO DIGEST
Small fat molecules
Low in lactose
Goat’s milk contains smaller fat molecules than cow’s milk, making it much easier to digest. Goat’s milk is also made up of just 2% curd and the protein forms a soft type of curd which makes it far more digestible than cow’s milk.
Goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk so people who have difficulties digesting regular milk may be able to tolerate goat’s milk.
LOW IN CHOLESTEROL BUT HIGH IN CALCIUM
High in Calcium
Reduces bad cholesterol
Increases good cholesterol (1)
Goat’s milk provides 33% of the recommended daily value of calcium.
When it comes to heart health, goat’s milk can have a very positive impact. Studies have demonstrated that not only does goat’s milk help reduce bad cholesterol levels, but it can actually increase the good variety of cholesterol in your blood. (1)
GOAT’S MILK IS HIGH IN MEDIUM-CHAIN (ESSENTIAL) FATTY ACIDS
Prevention of heart disease
Treatment of many intestinal conditions
Effective form of energy
Goat’s milk contains 35% of medium-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids are linked to the prevention of heart disease, the treatment of many intestinal conditions, as well as various other complaints.
These fatty acids are more also effectively used by the body as energy rather than being stored away in the shape of body fat.
IT IS GOOD FOR THE SKIN
Contains moisturising triglycerides and medium-chain fatty acids
Good source of vitamin A for skin health, and acne
Contains lactic acid to get rid of dead skin cells (2)
The medium-chain fatty acids as well as the triglycerides that you get from goat’s milk not only maintain your internal health, but they can also help your skin. These compounds have moisturising actions, and may assist your skin to feel softer and smoother and appear much healthier.
Goat’s milk is also an excellent source of vitamin A which is important in maintaining the overall health of your skin, improving your complexion and fighting skin conditions like acne. According to many skin care professionals, the lactic acid in goat’s milk also helps get rid of dead or old skin cells while brightening the tone of your skin. (2)
BETTER NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
Nutrients are digested readily
Can help treat bone demineralisation and anaemia (3)
There is evidence that the nutrients in goat’s milk are more bioavailable than cow’s milk. Some studies have demonstrated that if you drink goat’s milk minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium are digested more readily.
According to research published in 2007, this means that goat milk may offer a potential treatment for various forms of nutritional deficiency including bone demineralization and anaemia. (3)
Those with neurodegenerative disorders can also benefit from its high levels of selenium and zinc.
GOAT MILK CAUSES LESS INFLAMMATION AND HAS FEWER ALLERGENS
Contains A2 casein (non-inflammatory)
Less allergens than cow’s milk
Closest to breast milk in protein content (4)
The majority of people who are unable to drink regular cow’s milk are actually unable to digest a single protein called A1 casein. However, cow’s milk also has over 20 other allergens that can cause a reaction and is one of the reasons that cow’s milk is among the most common causes of allergic reaction in children. These reactions that can continue into adulthood include runny nose, hives, stomach cramps and colic.
A1 casein is known to be a highly inflammatory protein which is linked to a number of intestinal conditions such as Crohn’s disease, leaky gut syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome. Research has also linked the protein to autoimmune disorders, and skin complaints like acne and eczema. (3)
Unlike cow’s milk, goat milk contains little A1 casein. Instead, it has another protein called A2 casein which is not linked to any of the negative reactions or inflammatory effects associated with cow milk.
For this reason, goat’s milk is considered to be the closest approximation to breast milk when it comes to protein content. One study found that it was less likely to cause an allergic reaction if it was drunk by infants as the first form of milk after breastfeeding had stopped. (4)
Goats milk contains 250-300mg/L of prebiotic oligosaccharides. Over 37 oligosaccharides have been identified in goats milk, making it the closest to human milk (although still significantly less than human milk).
Almost 90% of oligosaccharides escape digestion in the small intestine and reaches the colon where it performs a different function, that of a prebiotic. Prebiotics promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestine and contribute to well-being and gut protection.
Homogenisation is a process that works by forcing fluid milk through a tiny hole under tremendous pressure, which destroys the fat globule cell wall and allows the milk and cream to stay homogeneous or suspended and well mixed.
Once the cell wall of the fat globule has been broken, it releases a free radical, Xanthine Oxidase. Free radicals can cause a host of problems in the body.
Goats milk has smaller fat globules, which allows it to stay naturally homogenised.