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7 Benefits of Goat Milk

7 Benefits of Goat Milk

Did you know goat's milk is filled with essential vitamins and minerals? Mooo-ve over cows!

While both cow milk and goat milk have similar minerals, goat's milk still leads the pack for nutrients and benefits your body needs. It is often noted as the closest to breast milk for digestibility and nutrient content as well.

Learn all about the delicious benefits of goat's milk for your body – especially for your skin!

#1 Fewer Symptoms and Allergic Reactions

Many who drink cow milk are sensitive to A1 casein and are unable to digest it. This can cause confusing allergic reactions such as seasonal allergies, hives, abdominal cramping, and even colic in babies. A reaction to A1 casein can lead to Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and colitis. Less serious problems can include autoimmune diseases, acne, and skin issues such as eczema. Often those with serious allergies to cow milk can tolerate goat milk just fine.

#2 It's Easier to Digest

The fat globules in goat's milk are considerably smaller than those in cow milk. The fat molecules are evenly dispersed, making it naturally “homogenized” with a creamy texture (and a perfect creamer for coffee!)  The size of these fat globules often makes goat milk easier to digest with less irritation. In addition, goat's milk is lower in lactose and milk sugars making it an excellent alternative for those with lactose intolerance as well.

7 Benefits of Goat Milk

#3 It has Essential Vitamins and Healthy Fats

Interested in a natural way to fill your body’s vitamin tank? Goat's milk is full of essentials vitamins and minerals your body needs. Just a few of these important vitamins include Vitamin A, D, B1, B6, B12, C, and E. Goat's milk is also loaded with medium-chain-fatty-acids (MCT’s) which are good fats that are noted for their effect on lowering cholesterol! Three of the four of these MCT’s  are named from the word, “caprine,” meaning “goat.” In general, goat's milk has about twice the MCT’s as in cow’s milk. Goat's milk also increases “good” cholesterol levels, similar to olive oil, while reducing the bad ones. So drink up – it’s good for your health!

#4 It's Higher in Calcium and Bioavailability

No need to worry about calcium levels when switching to goat milk. Cow milk consists of 28% calcium, but goat milk takes the lead at 33% calcium. The bioavailability of this mineral is also high in goat milk, making it available to the body and delivering the nutrients to the cells.

No need to worry about calcium levels when switching to goat milk. Cow milk consists of 28% calcium, but goat milk takes the lead at 33% calcium. The bioavailability of this mineral is also high in goat milk, making it available to the body and delivering the nutrients to the cells.

#5 It Can Reduce Inflammation

Another fascinating fact: Goat's milk can help reduce inflammation inside AND outside your body!

Because of its gentle bioavailability and closeness to the body’s own needs, there is less irritation when digesting, causing less inflammation. The healing properties in goat milk can help with bowel inflammation caused by drinking cow milk AND it’s beneficial for inflammation on your skin as well. Goat milk soap can deliver all these wonderful benefits to the skin, as the skin naturally absorbs the goat's milk.

Goat Milk Soap from Bend Soap Company

#6 Natural Moisturizer and Exfoliator

We’re not exactly sure if goat's milk moisturizes your insides, but it definitely helps moisturize your outsides! The natural moisturizing properties in goat's milk are great for rejuvenating the largest organ in your body – your skin.

In fact, goat's milk has been known to reduce, or in some cases eliminate, the symptoms of dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema. This happens when the delicate enzymes (only found in non-pasteurized goat milk) help break down the bonds between dead skin cells and allow them to naturally slough off. This natural exfoliation is the key to maintaining youthful skin!  As this happens,  the healing and regeneration process can continue.

The legendary Cleopatra was known to take goat milk baths for her skin and beauty. If you’re fresh out of goat milk, the next best option is to take a milk bath from goat milk soap made with farm fresh goat milk and nourishing oils.

#7 It Can Work Wonders for Acne

Dermatologists often recommend goat milk products for natural acne treatment and healthier skin. Why? Because goat's milk has natural antibacterial properties from it’s MCT’s that delay the growth or spread of acne by exfoliation. Also, less irritation on the inside means less issues that show themselves on the outside!

Are you experiencing excessive dryness, acne, inflammation, or irritation? Try washing your skin with goat milk soap and moisturizing with silky, smooth goat milk lotion. Your skin will love it!