Studies show that goat milk reduces intestinal permeability1 and intestinal inflammation.2Other studies show that oligosaccharides extracted from goat milk reduced symptoms of colitis3 and supported the growth of Bifidobacteria isolated from breast fed infants.4
To date, these outcomes have only been demonstrated in laboratory studies and need to be investigated clinically. However, there was a closer similarity in fecal microbiota between goat formula and breast fed infants than breast milk and cow formula.
- 1Prosser et al., 2004
- 2de Assis et al, 2016
- 3Daddaoua et al., 2006; Lara-Villoslada et al., 2006
- 4Thum et al, 2016
- 5Tannock, Lawley et al., 2013