Goat milk has great properties, among which are better digestibility and absorption of nutrients, high levels of calcium and protein, as well as great hypoallergenic qualities.
Goat's milk can be digested and absorbed by the human body more easily than cow’s milk. Its fat globules are much smaller than the ones found in cow’s milk, and their concentration is twice as high as in cow’s milk, which considerably shortens goat’s milk residence time in the stomach and slows bowel transit.
The high levels of iron in goat’s milk makes it particularly suitable for treating cases of anemia. It is rich in fatty acids — capric, caprylic and caproic— which provide energy for growth and have hypocholesterolemic effects. These are beneficial for patients with malabsorption.
Goat’s milk contains large amounts of coenzyme Q, making it effective for the treatment of cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy who drink goat’s milk have a lower incidence of vomiting and hair loss.
Ten percent of the child population is intolerant to cow’s milk and its derivatives. Goat’s milk is an excellent alternative in these cases because of its hypoallergenic properties.