All About Our Smart Organic Donkey Milk

Experience the incredible health benefits of this unique and rare superfood.

Donkey Milk an Overview

Our Aim–To help uncover the medical benefit of this precious milk and discovering “the positive impact it can have on many ailments, not just the skin!”

Skin Healing

The rich composition of the milk used as a natural ingredient help in the overall regeneration of the skin, because of the high levels of protein, phospholipids, and ceramides. Packed with Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E & K.

Vit-E absorbs the harmful UV light, prevents dark spots, wrinkles, and helps treat inflammation on the skin. Vit-C brightens uneven skin tone while diminishing the look of fine lines. Vit-K for sunspots, stretch marks, spider veins and dark circles, Vit-A exfoliates and renews the skin, Vit-D improves skin tone The Vit-B compound helps to regulate the production of pigment in the skin, and skin cells and repair damaged skin.

Source of vitamins

Donkey milk contains significant amounts of whey protein (49.08% of total protein) and essential fatty acids like linoleic acid. It has a low fat and cholesterol content and these nutrients make it a potent antioxidant, which may also help boost immunity. Donkey milk is also enrich with vitamin C (60 times more than cow’s milk) , A , D, E, omega -3 and -6 fatty acids, minerals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, selenium, folic acid, sodium ,Potassium, Phosphorus, and zinc

Aids Digestion

Donkey milk helps with all intestinal problems, both for children and adults. A poor or change in diet disrupts the intestinal flora and often causes diarrhoea, constipation, and other problems. Donkey milk due to its high content of lysozyme destroys pathogenic bacteria in the gut. In the case of premature or sick infants, cow’s milk should be avoided as it binds the toxins & can worsen the case of a sick child. Unlike cow’s milk, donkey milk contains immunoglobulins which play a role in the fight against infections and regenerate the intestinal flora (especially for the infant who has not established its intestinal immune barrier yet).

Supports the Central Nervous System

Donkey milk contains beta casein which has a soothing activity on the nervous system. Today we know the role of essential fatty acids (found in large quantities in donkey milk) on the nervous system; they participate in the formation of the brain and nerve cells as a food energy having a beneficial effect on the nervous system. It is also great for stress, depression, & during exams.

Liver Function

Donkey milk relieves the liver while providing essential nutrients, It is rich in alpha-lactalbumin containing a lot of cysteine, an amino acid that acts on the liver, promoting detoxification. Cow’s milk mainly contains saturated fatty acids with large lipid molecules that the liver has difficulty digesting & metabolizing.

Antibiotic and Probiotic Effects

The antibiotic effect of donkey milk leads to an improvement of the condition of people with health issues. Donkey milk is rich in alpha-lactalbumin, lactoferrin and lysozyme. These three major soluble proteins are antimicrobial. these amino acids are able to cross the intestinal barrier, and help to restore a normal immune system

Donkey Milk Helps Protect Skin & Repair Sun Damage

Donkey milk as a valid natural substitute for cow milk, is similar to human milk in chemical components and organoleptic characteristics to our knowledge, no allergic reaction to donkey milk has been reported so far. It is said that Cleopatra took donkey milk for a shower to lighten the skin around 3,000 years ago. Many milk compositions have shown promise in preclinical studies and have been undergoing active clinical trials Donkey milk may benefit overall skin health and cure some skin diseases because donkey milk is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, glycine, glutamic acid, ω3-polyunsaturated fatty acids, lipidic prostaglandins, leukotrienes all of which occur in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Until now, the anti-photo damage activities of donkey milk especially skin barrier protection and melanin production inhibitory activities had not been documented. So, a study was conducted exploring the protective effects of donkey milk on UVB-induced skin barrier damage and melanin pigmentation via in vitro and in vivo studies. In the study, donkey milk was applied topically.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight accounts for a global rise in premature skin aging and skin cancer. Acute skin damage due to tanning manifests as sunburn.

A recent study from a team of top scientists has determined through in vitro studies that donkey milk had a potent inhibitory effect on melanin synthesis, tyrosinase activity, (tyrosinase is a crucial enzyme in synthesizing melanin through melanogenesis), and gene-related expressions

An experiment showed that donkey Milk could increase the thickness of the dermis, suggesting that it provides a protective effect after UVB exposure by enhancing the structure of Keratinocytes and epidermal thickness.  Keratinocytes are the primary type of cell found in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. In humans, they constitute 90% of epidermal skin cells.

In addition, a network pharmacology method was applied to investigate the interaction between donkey milk and UVB-induced skin injury, the pharmacology network of donkey milk showed that donkey milk regulated steroid biosynthesis and fatty acids metabolism in keratinocytes and 64 melanin targets. Highlighting its potential against UVB-induced skin barrier damage and melanin pigmentation.

While previous research has determined donkey milk was beneficial to many skin conditions and is already considered to have great skin whitening/ lightening effects, on the skin, the latest research demonstrates its great potential for a safe depigmentation agent, along with its positive effects on skin barrier damage and regeneration. Its rich composition of proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, and abundance of no less than 16 amino acids, Glutamic, Aspartic, Lucine, Lysine, Valine, and Arginine (which account for over 66% of the total amino acid content) provides a powerhouse of nutrition.

There is further information on this study on the links below and a further  link where to find the full study online

Our Amazing Donkey Friends

Our Organic Donkey Milk comes from Montebaducco, a rural oasis in the heart of the Reggio Emilia area, a land rich in peasant traditions, love for farming, and ancient gastronomic culture. It was founded in 1990 from the pioneering idea of ​​Giuseppe and Davide Borghi, father, and son, to promote the donkey species otherwise destined for extinction.  The company follows organic farming and animal husbandry methodsCertified Organic donkey milk  Pure natural product, without added sugars, without additives, without artificial flavours. Freeze-dried with Italian technology, donkey milk is no different from fresh donkey milk, because only about 90% of the water is removed from donkey milk Below are some useful Links to scientific data, studies & articles

Journal-of-food-science-and-nutrition-therapy On the Nutritional and Health Benefits of Donkey MilkHAL open science;- Composition, Nutritional value and Health Benefits of Donkey MilkWikipedia -Donkey MilkWe have compiled some information from various studies, to help with the dosage and usage of Donkey MilkThe information on how best to use comes from this article It is written in German but is possible to translate.Link to the latest study on how Donkey milk can protect the skin from the suns rays, rep[airs the skins barrier and offers de-pigmentation of sun damage