Milk Is Just Filtered Blood

  • Published on Apr 12, 2018
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    Female mammals make milk, a cocktail of filtered blood, to provide their babies with vital nutrients.
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    Mammal: Endothermic vertebrates that nurse their young.
    Lactation: The secretion of milk by the mammary glands.
    Mammary Gland: A cluster of alveoli and ducts that secretes milk.
    Mammary Alveoli: The tiny sacs that are the site of milk production and storage in the mammary gland.
    Oxytocin: A hormone released by the pituitary gland that - among other things - causes the milk ejection reflex during nursing.
    Holstein: A large black and white cow known for the large quantities of milk it yields.

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  • MinuteEarth
    MinuteEarth  11 months ago +1127

    Hi there - we appreciate that the “just filtered” part of our title has drawn a few comments and we want to address it. First off - you’re right; you could say lots of things are filtered blood products, including urine and even the carbon dioxide we breathe out. We decided to make this video because we believe most people, including ourselves, don’t think about how the same thing is true for a substance a lot of us drink every day - milk from an animal - and that communicating that fact would lead folks to a different appreciation of what milk is. Secondly - you’re also right; we didn’t fully convey the amazing things that the mammary gland does. Almost all of the precursors to the stuff in milk DO come from the bloodstream, but the special cells in the mammary gland transform many of them into their final milky forms, which we simplified in the video as “do some chemistry on them” and in the title as “filtered.”

    • Penelope the fox
      Penelope the fox Month ago

      I don’t believe it’s wrong to drink milk but I do think the way we gather the milk is wrong. The way our race torchers cows to get the milk we drink is disgusting. And not to mention the amount of people out there who don’t know or just down care how we get it.
      If you are curious on how we treat cows to get our milk, just look it up. It’s too awful to say it here. And no, I’m not vegan. Eating meat is a part of life and our omnivore diet. I just believe that we could treat other living, breathing creatures, that walk on the same earth as we do, better than we do now.

    • hit or miss i guess they never misss huh
      hit or miss i guess they never misss huh 3 months ago

      Hey but is female human milk is just their filtered blood can you answer this?????

    • Leo Licht
      Leo Licht 3 months ago

      MinuteEarth . The males get killed at birth. That is murder. Stalin and Hitler did the same, holocaust big-time. 😵🐮🐣🐷🐙🐟.... go vegan, it’s so easy.

    • وتين ال حسن
      وتين ال حسن 4 months ago

      مرحبا انا من السعودية

  • Ofizerik
    Ofizerik 5 hours ago

    1:16 - I need to buy cottontail milk to build muscles faster

  • EliteZxa Pro
    EliteZxa Pro 8 hours ago

    Oh shoot.
    *Im drinking blood right now*

  • Random Person
    Random Person 2 days ago

    So it’s kinda like if a cow was drinking human breast milk...?

  • Smol Nazomi
    Smol Nazomi 2 days ago

    m y s c h o o l m a k e s m e d r I n k b l o o d

  • urmumgay yeet
    urmumgay yeet 2 days ago

    Ur mum is just a girl version of ur dad

    *IQ intensifies*

  • Really think I was gonna have a name?


  • Victoria Castello
    Victoria Castello 3 days ago

    No it's not my mom had cows and she would drink it without cleaning it when she milked a cow so this is a lie

  • BSD Fan
    BSD Fan 3 days ago

    Imagine if we selectively bred cows that made milk the same speed as it is today AND made it with protein!

  • Korb Borb The Dream Star

    If filtered blood is milk, god damn is it good.
    *im not a vampire*

  • Viletek Void
    Viletek Void 3 days ago

    bepsi is the new pepsi

  • Hyper Bunnies
    Hyper Bunnies 4 days ago

    Yeah i never liked milk.

  • Rosleenda Rafie
    Rosleenda Rafie 4 days ago +1

    Oh but why are they giving their baby blood huh the huh word d9esnt mean i hate your videos your the best youtuber ive evr met

  • Haseeb Malik
    Haseeb Malik 4 days ago

    No vegans they kill the earth

  • Dragon king
    Dragon king 4 days ago

    So, we're all vampires.

  • Galaxys Lilas
    Galaxys Lilas 4 days ago


  • Galaxys Lilas
    Galaxys Lilas 4 days ago

    Am i drinking blood am a vampire or somting why those it taste good and not like blood im PANICKING

  • Bách Lâm
    Bách Lâm 5 days ago


  • Monty Python
    Monty Python 5 days ago

    So does that make cheese a giant cow scab?

  • Stegotyrannus Gamer
    Stegotyrannus Gamer 5 days ago

    *sponsored by PETA

  • Wolf Clan Nation
    Wolf Clan Nation 5 days ago

    It’s like a cow squeezing a females yeah to get milk right?

  • potato gamer11
    potato gamer11 5 days ago

    My mom owns a dairy farm

  • Ricardo alves
    Ricardo alves 6 days ago

    This like saying you're made of blood, because your cells take blood from your veins to make muscles/organs etc...

  • Ricardo alves
    Ricardo alves 6 days ago

    This is an oversimplification

  • Gtx 1080 Ti
    Gtx 1080 Ti 6 days ago

    *Looks at hands*
    Im a monster

  • 1870 Preußen
    1870 Preußen 6 days ago

    I like to mix blood with chocolate powder

  • André Mitreuter
    André Mitreuter 6 days ago

    It might soubd disgusting first, but remember a chicken's egg is also just it's period

  • Stoned *
    Stoned * 6 days ago

    Thanks for ruining milk for me

  • Elzė Gee
    Elzė Gee 6 days ago +2

    To be honest I was drinking milk. Wasn't good experience

  • Trick Flick
    Trick Flick 6 days ago

    I don't care. I'm still gonna drink milk no matter what.

  • I’m Stupid
    I’m Stupid 6 days ago

    Milk Is Just Filtered Blood


  • gary number 22
    gary number 22 6 days ago +1

    To be honest when I read the title a thought it was going to be something
    about becoming vegan

  • crusader gachaverse
    crusader gachaverse 6 days ago

    That's like breast milk is filtered blood

  • Victoria Mulichak
    Victoria Mulichak 6 days ago

    science class.

  • 〘 korli 〙
    〘 korli 〙 7 days ago

    nice thanks

  • Ava Atkinson
    Ava Atkinson 8 days ago

    Soooo were all vampires....

  • Black feline 16
    Black feline 16 9 days ago

    You just had to mention that didn't you?

  • Matthew Mazzetti
    Matthew Mazzetti 9 days ago +1

    This tea is just hot leaf water!

  • JimedBro2089 MineBlox
    JimedBro2089 MineBlox 10 days ago

    Call Dracula for his drink milk

  • Half-Gamer Half-Cartoon Fan Lëgënd


  • 24Ufa
    24Ufa 11 days ago

    Is pee filtered cum

  • helloitz katsy
    helloitz katsy 12 days ago

    The add is about cows

  • yep. s
    yep. s 12 days ago +2

    this came as next video

  • Allan Playz
    Allan Playz 13 days ago +2


  • 이뚜이
    이뚜이 14 days ago

    pretty interesting news..!

  • Strahinja Čolić
    Strahinja Čolić 14 days ago

    This video makes u hate milk
    If u AGGRE like my commemt

    • Thorin
      Thorin 13 days ago

      Why would it make anyone hate milk? Most food comes from dead animals or dead plants, some comes from living ones, and a very few is directly eating living animals or plants. Discussing that milk is what in this and which part of the animal is used not really problematic.

  • Kaloyan Ivanov
    Kaloyan Ivanov 15 days ago

    First what is milk??
    87%water, lactose 5%,protein 4%,fat 4%,minerals 0,7% and curtain amount of bacteriea. All digits are averages and depends from the breed and eating intake.
    There is few white cells blood but they are very small.However the milk is produce in the mammary gland.
    Blood is only use for transportation,same like the oxygen and etc.

  • F-zero91maru
    F-zero91maru 16 days ago

    I drink chocolate milk 🥛 while watching this haha

  • sellmoon
    sellmoon 16 days ago

    People say that like it's something gross... in my country, blood (cooked with rice) is a traditional delicacy.

  • XoxKawaii_Potato-xoX
    XoxKawaii_Potato-xoX 16 days ago

    Aww the baby animal drawings were so *fucking cute!*

  • Mohamed Samir
    Mohamed Samir 17 days ago

    the holy quraan : ch 16 verse 66 (the same meaning : Milk Is Just Filtered Blood )

  • Jermain 20000
    Jermain 20000 17 days ago

    ooo ggod FREAKING EW

  • Shania Ram
    Shania Ram 18 days ago

    This is why im weak

  • Kizito Tenthani
    Kizito Tenthani 20 days ago

    So this automatically makes everyone a vampire

  • Crafty Queens
    Crafty Queens 22 days ago

    0:24 Awww! The baby seal is so cutee!

  • Leo NEX
    Leo NEX 22 days ago

    *I knew milk was made out of cow blood well i though ot was made out of white blood cells*

  • Noob booN
    Noob booN 23 days ago

    What about milk from Human

  • Jayson Burke
    Jayson Burke 26 days ago

    The only thing is that babies never suck that

  • Shaunne N
    Shaunne N 26 days ago

    eh I’ll still drink milk I don’t care. People now days try to scare you into not eating any damn thing anymore. You’re gonna die either way who gives a shit. I saw a whole news article on how juice is fucking dangerous like really?? At this point I’ll do what the fuck I want.

  • Amythst Girl
    Amythst Girl 27 days ago +1

    I feel like a vampire and I feel good!
    *Edit* I just forgot I'm lactose intolerant (no idea if I spelled that right...)

  • Finn R
    Finn R 27 days ago +1

    0:25 o so cute vampires

  • Some Randome Person Mahoney

    So...when I have my period I can filter the blood and it becomes milk?

  • Solviet Union
    Solviet Union 28 days ago


  • david murray
    david murray 29 days ago

    Not sure you are clear on the concept of 'filtered'... click-bait

  • Gypsies0
    Gypsies0 29 days ago

    The milk is blood argument in this video is analagous to saying that lettuce is dirt. One step further, depending on how the field is fertilized ... lettuce is manure.

  • Orlando Moreno
    Orlando Moreno 29 days ago


  • Cyberio Knight 2nd Channel

    So im not a HUMAN?

  • Oreo
    Oreo 29 days ago

    Thats why almond milk exists. :)

  • CinnamonMilk UwU
    CinnamonMilk UwU 29 days ago +1

    blood taste good

  • Virgil Sanders
    Virgil Sanders Month ago

    Thanks now I'm never drinking milk again

  • Gianelle Mischa
    Gianelle Mischa Month ago

    i'll donate milk for those who are in need

  • Lee Animation
    Lee Animation Month ago

    wow gross

  • D4RK FR13ND
    D4RK FR13ND Month ago

    I drink my own blood and milk is different ^_^

  • Natalie and the Pikmi pops

    Baby animals eeeeeee

  • 0824molo
    0824molo Month ago

    we are vampire and make blood yummu add cacao

  • April Ogalin
    April Ogalin Month ago

    Yeah that's true, that's why we need to drink milk... Because it helps our body to adden more blood to be more active... 😊

  • GhostlyPirate_
    GhostlyPirate_ Month ago

    Call me Dracula because you better believe I’m gonna drink a lot of -milk- blood

  • Life is bamboo
    Life is bamboo Month ago

    Bats: hey boi

  • Nika Kyoto
    Nika Kyoto Month ago

    Everyone is vampire

  • AnimateFirst GT
    AnimateFirst GT Month ago

    So it means....
    Im A vAmPiRe

  • Amanda Perkins
    Amanda Perkins Month ago

    I’ll never drink milk again

  • FuzzDaFuzziest
    FuzzDaFuzziest Month ago

    i tell my friends this fact but then they call me an idiot

  • joy july
    joy july Month ago

    That doesn’t make any sense because all babies either humans or mammals need to feed on their moms milk to grow strong and healthy so you’re saying that they’re drinking filtered blood and it’s bad and nasty??my 1 year old baby sis feed on cow’s fresh milk daily 4 5 times because mom can’t feed her and she’s absolutely healthy ,all the toddlers feed on dairy milk

  • GachaKelsie 123
    GachaKelsie 123 Month ago


  • Twanted Vivianne
    Twanted Vivianne Month ago


  • Jade W
    Jade W Month ago

    i drink too much milk a day...

  • Alana Khoury
    Alana Khoury Month ago

    I have lactose intolerance. I eat cereal with almond milk. I’m obsessed. I didn’t think at first I’d like it NCOs if the distinct taste of the milk but i look forward to it every morning. I love almond milk now

  • El marios
    El marios Month ago

    Can you filter period blood?

  • Mei Raiden
    Mei Raiden Month ago

    *laughs in lactose intolerant*

  • Carly Beth
    Carly Beth Month ago +1

    Normal person: what are you drinking
    Me: filtered cow blood

  • Brandon Postel
    Brandon Postel Month ago

    So a cow can dump a bathtub of blood everyday?? Wtf?!!

  • AutismHazSpoken
    AutismHazSpoken Month ago

    So , wouldn't this mean babies are vampires ?

  • Pink and blue Tiger

    I still love milk

  • Ramon Maneja
    Ramon Maneja Month ago

    mamory gland =dede

  • Darion W. Beats
    Darion W. Beats Month ago +1

    As someone who overdrinks milk, I feel very sick rn but I'll forget about it by tomorrow when I attempt to drink 2 pints again

  • Cindy Ng
    Cindy Ng Month ago


  • Emoji boi
    Emoji boi Month ago

    Hol' up

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago

    So rotten cow's blood smells like blue cheese

  • Raj Seelam
    Raj Seelam Month ago

    Stupid logic. Thumbs down. So I was born a tiny baby and grow up to be a 70 kg adult male. Dose that mean I'm just filtered vegetables and everything I eat? I'm me because of the fascinating machine which is My body. Which converts stuff into myself. So Stop your nonsense and drink milk.

    • Amiracle Stone
      Amiracle Stone Month ago +1

      It's true I love milk and I will never stop drinking it because it's delicious

  • Meitti
    Meitti Month ago

    So all babies are basically vampires.