Camel Milk vs. Goat Milk: Which is Better?

Are you familiar with Goat Milk? How about Camel Milk? Both Camel Milk and Goat Milk date back to ancient uses for treating the skin. Both kinds of milk are said to have a number of benefits, ranging from bodily health to skin health. Many have asked us, "Is Camel Milk really better than Goat Milk?"  Let's take a look at the two and what makes each of them unique. 

Ancient Times

Camels and Goats alike were some of the first domesticated animals, whose milk was used for a number of things. Ancient Egyptians were some of the first to discover the powers that lay behind both Goat and Camel Milk. Cleopatra was rumored to bathe in both Camel and Goat Milk due to their effects on her skin. Both kinds of milk have been said to treat sensitive skin conditions, ranging from Eczema to Psoriasis. In the beauty field, both kinds of milk are popularized to gently treat the skin. 

Benefits of Camel Milk

Camel Milk is packed with immune proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Being the milk that is closest in similarity to human milk, Camel Milk is safe to feed children. It is also lactose allergy-friendly milk, containing low levels of lactose. Vitamins and minerals naturally abundant in Camel Milk, like Iron, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, nourish the skin and aid in healing and repair. Camel Milk contains very high concentrations of unique immune proteins, which are small and powerful, helping penetrate skin cells and fight off inflammation, boost the skin's immunity and defenses. Lactic acids, otherwise known as AHAs, work to exfoliate dead skin, allowing for cell turnover and renewal, pumping and smoothening the skin. Some studies have shown Camel Milk to be effective at treating those who are on the autism spectrum. The fatty acids are rich in Camel Milk and work to moisturize and lock in moisture, keeping the skin soft and youthful. 

Benefits of Goat Milk

Goat Milk can moisturize, nourish, and balance the skin’s PH levels with the vitamins and contents within it. Vitamins A, B6, B12, and E are high in volume in Goat Milk and can feed the skin with nutrients. The PH levels in Goat Milk are close to your skin, which makes it easily absorbable into the skin. The high-fat content makes Goat Milk very hydrating for the skin, with AHAs to gently exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells while increasing moisture levels for the skin, making it a great natural moisturizer. 

The Face-off

Camel Milk is $18/16 oz. while Goat Milk is $4.50/gal. A general dairy goat can provide between 6 to 12 pounds of milk a day, while camels can only give around 4 to 6 pounds. Camel Milk is rich in long-chain fatty acids which are important for the skin's natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger-looking. Goat milk is rich in short-chain fatty acids which help prevent or treat dry skin and aged skin. Camel Milk is rich in iron with 10x the amount that Goat Milk has, also being richer in Calcium, Protein, and Vitamin A. Camel Milk is also lower in lactose content than Goat Milk making it friendlier milk for those with lactose sensitivities. The insulin levels in Camel Milk are thousands higher than in Goat Milk, being popularly used to treat diabetes and blood sugar levels. Both Goat Milk and Camel Milk contain lactic acids, which gently exfoliate and smoothe the skin. They are also both naturally homogenized, meaning the consistency comes out smooth without additional processing. All skin types are safe to use both kinds of milk, as they are gentle and don’t cause much irritation. 

Which is Better?

Ultimately, the better option of milk to use is all based on your personal needs and health goals. Camel Milk is said to have more overall health benefits as compared to Goat Milk, and its low lactose levels make it a better option for those with allergies. The different fatty chains in these kinds of milk make them differ in how they can treat the skin, with long-chain fatty acids being the more protective and friendly to your health. The higher levels of Vitamin A, Iron, and Calcium in Camel Milk make it better for acne-prone skin, by hydrating and regulating the levels of oil production. The choice is up to you, will you be using Camel Milk or Goat Milk? 
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