Health Benefits

Our milk has many extraordinary health benefits. It is one of the world’s most powerful healing foods. Here are just a few interesting facts about raw milk:

All mothers provide natural enzymes in their milk. These enzymes act like a toolkit to enable infants, whose digestive systems are not yet fully developed, to absorb all of the nutrients available in the milk. Heat treatment destroys the greater proportion on these natural enzymes.

Fresh raw milk contains a full range of B & C vitamins, which are very delicate creatures. They are easily killed off by heat treatment (pasteurisation) and they don’t stick around for long after milking. By the time milk is 7-10 days old, most of the B & C vitamins will have died of old age.

The calcium in raw milk is fully soluble and digestible, however higher pasteurisation temperatures can cause the calcium to become insoluble, a bit like the scale on the element of a kettle. Once it has reached this state, the human body cannot absorb it and it becomes useless.

Whole raw milk is packed full of fat soluble vitamin D but here’s the catch: it’s only soluble and digestible when there is plenty of raw milk-fat available for it to dissolve in. So in order to get the calcium and vitamin D from your milk, you need to drink it raw and full-fat. Simple.

Another fat-soluble vitamin available in raw milk, is vitamin A. If the fat in the milk is damaged or removed, the levels of vitamins drop to almost nothing. This can happen when milk is being carted around, collected from the dairy farm and delivered via pumps and pipes to the processing plant.

Our advice would be to make sure that the milk you drink comes from a farm licensed to produce raw milk, that cares for their animals and is farm assured. Drink it as fresh and unprocessed as possible as this will ensure you get the full complement of vitamins and health benefits.

Who’s at Risk?

Those who may be more at risk are:

Pregnant women, especially if taking antacids, which dilute the stomach acid. Your stomach acid can help to kill off some small levels of harmful bacteria.

Those with compromised immune systems, i.e. HIV positive or those who have been very ill.

The very young or very elderly.  

By law we have to display the following wording for customers to see:

“This milk has not been heat treated and may therefore contain organisms harmful to health”.

Nutritional Differences between Raw Milk v Processed Milk

Raw Milk is Whole

Raw Milk Has: Benefit Pasteurised Milk
Phosphatase Essential for the absorption of Calcium Destroyed
Lipase Enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats Destroyed
Immunoglobulin Helps improve Asthma Destroyed
Lactase producing Bacteria Enzyme that helps digest Lactose Destroyed
Probiotic Bacteria Strengthen immune system Destroyed
Delicate Proteins Tissue Repair, Muscle/Bone Strength Denatured
Vitamins A, D & B12 Improves Health Diminished
Calcium Prevents Osteoporosis, strengthens bones, helps weight loss Inhibited
Phosphorous Healthy Teeth and Bones Diminished