The table below shows the nutritional values of Shegoa Whole Milk compared with Cow Whole Milk:
Shegoa milk has smaller fat globules as well as higher levels of medium chain fatty acids. This means that during digestion, each fat globule and individual fatty acid will have a larger surface-to-volume ratio resulting in a quicker and easier digestion process. Also, when the proteins found in Shegoa milk denature (clump up) in the stomach, they form a much softer bolus (curd) than cow’s milk. This allows the body to digest the protein more smoothly and completely than when digesting cow’s milk.
Another main health benefit of Shegoa milk, is that it is closer to human mother’s milk than cow’s milk is. Because it has a chemical make up that is much closer to human milk, it is easier to digest and assimilate in the human body.
In the United State the most common food allergy for children under three is cow’s milk. Mild side effects include vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rashes and severe effects can be as serious as anaphylactic shock. Needless to say it is a serious condition. The allergic reaction can be blamed on a protein allergen known as Alpha s1 Casein found in high levels in cow’s milk. The levels of Alpha S1 Casein in Shegoa milk are about 89% less than cow’s milk providing a far less allergenic food. The health benefits of low Alpha s1 Casein maybe more significant than Beta A2 Casein that is currently widely promoted.
All milk contains certain levels of lactose which is also known as ‘milk sugar.’ A relatively large portion of the population suffers from a deficiency (not an absence) of an enzyme known as lactase which is used to digest lactose. This deficiency results in a condition known as lactose intolerance which is a fairly common ailment. (Lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy (CMA) are two distinct conditions. CMA is due to a protein allergen, while lactose intolerance is due to a carbohydrate sensitivity). Shegoa milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk and therefore is easier to digest for those suffering from lactose intolerance.
Many people worry that they need to drink cow’s milk for calcium intake and the prevention of bone loss. Shegoa milk offers higher amounts of calcium and the amino acid tryptophan than cow’s milk, and much less side effects of drinking cow’s milk.
Shegoa milk is extremely nutrient dense. It has almost 35% of your daily needs for calcium in one cup. Extremely high in riboflavin, just one cup of Shegoa milk offers 20% of your RDI needs. Add to that high amounts of phosphorous, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, protein and potassium.
Some research suggests that one of the main benefits of Shegoa milk is that it may benefit inflammation. Another reason why it is easier for people with bowel inflammation to drink Shegoa milk, instead of cow’s milk.
Studies done at the US Drug Administration and Prairie View A&M University, link goat’s milk and sheep milk to an increased ability to metabolize iron and copper, especially amongst individuals with digestion and absorption limitations.
Fat globules in Shegoa milk are one ninth the size of those found in cow’s milk, another possible reason why it does not produce irritation in the gut.
Some research suggests that the uniquely high concentrations of some amino acids in Shegoa milk could make it a natural replacement for blood pressure-lowering drugs. Goat’s milk has already been shown to have three blood pressure-lowering peptides; sheep milk is even higher in these, but so far no clinical trials (that we are currently aware of) have been done to prove this.