It is claimed that only raw milk has the following health benefits:
"Raw milk serves as one of the best sources for calcium consumption."
"Raw milk contains multiple, redundant systems of bioactive components that can reduce or eliminate populations of pathogenic bacteria.
"Raw milk consists of important enzymes that aid in assimilating the nutrients present in milk. Possibly the most important is lactase enzyme that helps digest lactose milk sugar. We have lots of customers who thought they couldn't have dairy as they are lactose intolerant, really enjoying milk again. Maybe it's a case that they are pasteurized milk intolerant?"
"One of the major raw milk drinking advantages is that it contains the beneficial bacteria both in terms of gut health and fighting infection, which otherwise get destroyed, when the milk undergoes pasteurisation process."
"Drinking raw milk could reduce children's risk of suffering allergy-related conditions such as eczema and hay fever. This seems to be the main medical reason for people wanting raw milk today. Milk straight from the cow is full of bacteria. These all get killed by pasteurization, resulting in pasteurized milk containing lots of dead bacteria. Is it true that as these dead bacteria decompose and breakdown in pasteurized milk they release histamine that can cause eczema? We have lots of customers that have told us that within three weeks of having our raw milk, their eczema has gone."
Milk has sugar for energy in the form of LACTOSE (80% of the carbohydrate in milk) which, studies have found, does much less damage than glucose to teeth. Milk also contains casein which is a phosphoprotein and considered to be a protective factor in teeth health to prevent caries. It does this by it's ability to concentrate calcium and phosphorus in the plaque with the effect of reducing some of the plaque bacteria.