Goat Milk- Good for You, Inside and Out!
[Original date of publication: 08/01/2003]
It is a widely known fact that many people who are sensitive or intolerant to drinking cow milk or soy milk can drink goat milk. The fatty acid and protein structure of goat milk is different than cow milk, making it very easy to digest. That's why many people who are lactose intolerant can drink goat milk. It contains only trace amounts of the cow milk protein that some people are allergic to.
So if goat milk is beneficial for you on the inside, is it also good for you on the outside? YES!
The benefits of goat milk are legendary. It has been used for centuries as a luxurious beauty aid. The low pH level of goat milk is close to our skin's own pH, making it a very gentle cleanser. Goat milk also contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which are known for their restorative and rejuvenating qualities.
Perhaps the best-known and most appreciated characteristic of goat milk in skin care products is that it is naturally moisturizing. Goat's milk differs from cow's milk in the molecular structure of the naturally occurring proteins and triglycerides. These shorter strands are easily absorbed by the skin, which results in a natural moisturizing effect. At Deal Farm Soap Company, we make our soap by using only use the milk from Nubian goats. Nubians produce milk with the highest fat content of any breed of goat. This makes our product as moisturizing and as gentle as possible.
For more technical information on goat milk, visit this page from the Dairy Research and Information Center at The University of California, Davis: http://drinc.ucdavis.edu/html/milkg/milkg-1.shtml
Another good source for goat milk information is the University of Maryland: http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/ndd/goat/GOAT_MILK_VERSUS_COW_MILK.html