Sheep milk is naturally easier to digest & more gentle on the stomach than cow's milk

Sheep milk is very gentle on the stomach and highly digestible, thanks to its unique casein protein profile. ​​Sheep milk is an A2-type milk, meaning it does not contain bovine A1 beta-casein which has been identified as one of the major cow milk allergens; A1 beta-casein protein found in most cow’s milk has been associated with digestive discomfort such as painful cramps and bloating.​​ Sheep milk is also higher in short to medium-chain​ fatty acids, which means these fats may be easier to digest due to more efficient metabolism.​

Sheep milk is less allergenic than cow's milk

The proteins in sheep milk are different from those in cow milk, so like goat milk, sheep milk may be easier to digest.​ Scientific and clinical studies suggest that infants & children who are sensitive to a cow’s milk-based product may thrive more when a sheep’s milk-based product is substituted​. Sheep milk is lower in Alpha S1 Casein​ Proteins contained in milk, which are a common cause of food allergies, particularly in infants; it is believed that casein proteins in the milk are the substances that cause such allergies​. The Alpha s1 and s2 casein proteins in sheep milk also have a different structure to those in cow milk. ​Substituting sheep milk for cow milk may show improvement in children allergic to cow milk. Always consult a doctor to determine if you have cow milk intolerances or cow milk allergies.

Sheep milk has better nutrient availability than cow's milk

Sheep milk contains higher levels of what we like to call ‘good fats’. These include medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) and phospholipids. ​These fatty acids are easier for us to digest, are a better source of energy and may help decrease cholesterol. ​Sheep’s milk fat globule size is also naturally smaller in comparison to goat’s and cow’s milk. This means, better for digestibility and metabolizing fat. ​​

Sheep milk delivers better Amino Acid uptake​

The uptake of important nutrients like amino acids into the bloodstream is significantly higher in sheep milk than cow’s milk- meaning the nutrients in sheep milk are more ‘bioavailable’.

Sheep milk is naturally richer in calcium, protein and amino acids

Sheep milk is naturally full of goodness with up to twice as much protein and calcium than cow’s milk and is higher in all 10 amino acids. The body’s absorption of important nutrients like amino acids is significantly higher in sheep milk than cow’s milk.
By Susan