Milk isn’t just milk. The creamy goodness is a complete protein that provides many essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. Here we’re sharing information on the difference between ordinary cows’ milk and a2 Milk™.
What's the Difference Between Ordinary Cows' Milk and a2 Milk™ ?
Let’s dig into the science. Milk from cows contains ample protein, including casein and whey. Approximately one third of protein in cows’ milk is beta-casein which includes both A1 and A2 beta-casein.
There is a slight difference in how these beta-casein proteins are digested. Published research suggests that A2 protein is easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort.
If you prefer to consume foods made from animals that only produce the A2 protein and no A1, look no further than milk-based products (such as cheese, yogurt, cream or milk) derived from buffalo, goats, sheep, and specific cows, according to Medical News Today. a2 Milk™ is 100% Canadian milk and comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1.
a2 Milk™ is a naturally occurring cows’ milk and we don't do anything to the cows to get A1-free milk. In fact, all cows originally produced only the A2 protein but a natural genetic mutation occurred thousands of years ago causing the A1 protein to appear. Now, it is a genetic expression like having brown eyes versus blue eyes. We test the cows using a hair on their tail and select cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type and no A1.
For some people, dairy may be a source of discomfort but they’re not sure why. This often leads people to assume lactose intolerance (without a clinical diagnosis), eliminating cows’ milk from their diets and missing out on important nutrients in the process. In some cases, it may actually be a sensitivity to the protein type that is creating their discomfort. Drinking a2 Milk™ has made it possible for many to love milk again.
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