History of Whey Protein

“May your foods be your medicines” – Hippocrates

Whey is a natural substance, the liquid part of fresh milk that is left over from the making of cheese, and has been used for health related reasons for more than 24 centuries. Hippocrates (446-337 BC), the father of medicine, prescribed it to his patients. Following him, Galen (131 BC-200BC), another founding father of medicine,advised his patients to use whey.Since then, it has been a recommended substance for improving health in many different regions of the world.

In 1749, a patient, who could not be cured by his doctors, went to the Swiss mountain village of Gais where he was healed by drinking whey on a daily basis. Word spread and people flocked to Gais to benefit from the miraculous properties of whey protein. A health spa was soon opened in this tiny village, followed by more than 160 spas across Switzerland, Austria and Germany. These spas were most active throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century, catering to emperors and aristocrats from all across Europe.


Liquid whey is an extremely perishable beverage which must be consumed within 10 hours, so the eighteenth century health spas employed a carefully timed system. Whey that had been prepared late at night by remote mountain cheese makers was then carried to the spas to arrive before dawn. Now, thanks to the fabrication of whey protein in powder form, its benefits are available to everyone.

However, much of the whey available in packaged form today is adulterated and chemically treated, and has lost its healing properties. The Organic Whey™ contains no additives, dyes, preservatives, heavy metals or natural flavors, and is the purest form of whey available to you and your family.