A recent study from Massey University claims drinking deer milk can boost older women's bone density, muscle mass and athletic performance.
the benefits come from deer milk having much higher calcium and protein than other milk.
In the study from Massey University and Pāmu New Zealand, 120 women over 65 years old put deer milk to the test for ten weeks - 60 drank a glass of deer milk a day, and the others took a supplement.
Drinkers of the deer milk claimed they experienced increased vitality, stamina, and skin health.
From these findings, Pamela Von Hurst from Massey told 1News: “Deer milk may also support bone health in postmenopausal women by reducing bone breakdown and bone loss over time.”
While these findings may prove to be beneficial for many of us in the future, getting your hands on a litre of deer milk may be challenging.
Hamish Glendinning from Pāmu explained: "It sells for around $80 a litre, so it's not something you'd be putting on your cereal."
However, there is hope that with this new study, more Kiwis will be interested in purchasing the product and that price may become slightly more reasonable.
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwi women are having their mental health, confidence and self-image rocked by menopause - but it’s still something most know “next to nothing about” because it’s not spoken about enough, an expert says.
Niki Bezzant, the Kiwi journalist who authored 'This Changes Everything: The Honest Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause', says more than half of women who experience symptoms of menopause suffer adverse mental effects.
“A lot of women are sitting there going, ‘oh, what's happening to me? I don't know anything. I wasn't prepared for this’,” she said.
Bezzant joined an episode of the ‘Grey Areas with Petra Bagust’ podcast, where the two openly discuss the effects of menopause on many Kiwi women’s mental health.
Bagust shared her experience of perimenopause, explaining that she’d been struggling occasionally with memory recall and had recently had a terrible mind blank on live TV.
It’s great to see studies like this taking place and looking further into how we can better manage what can seem like such an unknown and confusing part of our lives.