We pride ourselves being a predominantly goat milk based nutritionals brand.
Why goat milk you might ask? We’d love to tell you why!
We’d like to start off by saying that we strongly encourage everyone to do their own homework (and work alongside a healthcare practitioner) when it comes to their nutrition. There are many excellent peer-reviewed studies available online.
Getting into it, there are three primary reasons why we use goat milk.
What does this mean? In comparison to cows milk, goat milk is easier to digest in sensitive tummies. It has a unique protein and fat profile, which can be less irritating to those with digestive issues.
And there’s more that makes up the goodness of goat milk!
To keep things simple, hover over each knob on the wheel to learn more about the various benefits.
Why goat milk
Why goat milk
Softer And Lighter Curd
In the stomach milk proteins react with stomach acid to form a curd. The softer the curd the quicker the digestion. Goat milk forms a softer curd because there is less Alpha-S1 Casein, making it more easily digested than cow milk [i].
Unique Fat Profile
Goat milk fat has a smaller fat globule size compared to cow's milk, which may make it easier to digest [i] [iv], [v].
High Level Of Prebiotics
Goat milk has a naturally higher level of oligosaccharides, almost 5 times higher than cow milk. Oligosaccharides are a type of prebiotic which may support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. This supports the immune system, reduces the risk of infections, supports brain and digestive system development [vi], [vii].
Growth And Development
Goat milk has all of the essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth and development [ii].
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Goat whole milk naturally contains more MCTs than cow's milk. MCTs are a type of fat that are fast and easy to digest [ii], [ix], [xi].
A1 vs. A2
There are two types of the Beta-casein protein, A1 and A2. Research has shown that A1 and A2 digest differently, A1 may cause an inflammatory digestive response in some individuals [x]. Cows milk can contain both A1 and A2 proteins, whereas goats' milk contains mostly A2 [iii].
Alpha-S1-casein is one of the known proteins in milk which may cause an immune response. Both cows milk and goats milk contain Alpha-S1-casein, however studies show that there is only 5.6% in goats milk total casein compared to 38% in cow's milk [i].
*Disclaimer: Goats milk is not a suitable alternative for those individuals who have been medically diagnosed with an IgE cow's milk protein allergy. Please check with your healthcare professional for advice before using any formula product.
[i] Parker, Y.W. (2007)
[ii] Kumar et al. (2012)
[iii] Jung et al. (2017)
[iv] Almaas et al. (2006)
[v] Ohiokpehai, O. (2003)
[vi] Hyo-Hee Kim et al. (2015)
[vii] Kao, A.C., Harty S. & Burnet PW (2016)
[ix] Odle, J. (1997) [x] Ho et al. (2014)
[xi] Łoś-Rycharska et al. (2016)