“Milk… it does a body good.” As any child of the ‘80s or ‘90s is sure to remember, milk is a vital element of any diet. The reasons for this are many but mostly focus on the strength of teeth and bones. Lesser known are all the benefits of Vitamin D enriched milk. Clover Farms understands the importance of this quality of milk production.

The History of Clover Farms

Benefits of Vitamin D MilkPositioned in Pennsylvania Dutch country in 1937, Clover Farms began as a small dairy farm and has since expanded to the largest privately-owned dairy operation in the state, partnering with over 170 family dairy farms to produce our customers’ milk and dairy needs.

The quality we’re known for extends from the milk and dairy products we produce to the Icy Tea line of ready-to-drink teas, fruit juices, fruit drinks, bottled spring water, and other drinks we manufacture.

Importance of Vitamin D

While some countries mandate adding Vitamin D to milk, the US doesn’t, but we at Clover Farms recognize its importance and enhance every single milk product we produce with Vitamin D.

Vitamin D isn’t a natural ingredient of milk, but it’s frequently added for important health reasons. The practice of adding Vitamin D to milk began in the 1930s when it was discovered to reduce rickets when included as part of a childhood diet.

Another reason to add Vitamin D to milk is how much more absorption of calcium happens when paired with Vitamin D. In combination, the two are quite effective at creating strong bones and protecting from soft bone conditions.

Drinking Vitamin D milk increases the amount of Vitamin D in the blood, and this factor, in turn, is shown to be quite important for several bodily functions:

  • Cell growth
  • Nerve and muscle function
  • High-functioning immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Protect from heart disease
  • Protect from diabetes
  • Protect from autoimmune disease
  • Protect from cancer

The benefits of drinking Vitamin D don’t stop there. The presence of adequate Vitamin D in the body is also linked to avoiding specific autoimmune diseases. This applies to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease

At Clover Farms, we fortify every milk product with both Vitamins D and A. We aim to provide our customers with every health benefit possible.

Further, we avoid using artificial growth hormone and ship cold for maximum freshness.

The fresh, wholesome milk that we produce comes from healthy and happy cows. We keep all of our equipment clean and updated, and we regularly test to ensure high quality. Our standards are not those mandated by the government. In fact, we go well beyond those expectations. Our business depends on the relationship of quality, safety, and taste we’ve worked hard to establish, and we’d never endanger that reputation with substandard milk.

Clover Farms milk products include:

  • Vitamin D/Whole Milk
  • 2% Jog Milk (Reduced Fat)
  • 1% Trim Milk (Low Fat)
  • Skim/Slim Milk (Nonfat)
  • Chocolate Milk

If you’re considering all the options when choosing the milk to stock in your business, consider the benefits of Vitamin D milk and recognize that every milk product we sell is such. You can stock the Clover Farms branded beverages, or you can create a private label brand to sell our products under. To begin the process or discuss it further, give us a call today: (610) 921-9111.