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What is the a2 Milk® difference?

Ordinary cows’ milk contain a mix of both A1 and A2 proteins. Yet, only a2 Milk® comes from cows selected to naturally produce only A2 protein and no A1 – and that makes all the difference.

Independently published research support that the A1 protein in ordinary cows’ milk might cause discomfort in some of us. If that’s you, a2 Milk® may help. But for the unique benefits of a2 Milk® to work it needs to be the real deal – true a2 Milk®, from cows that naturally produce only the pure A2 protein and none of the A1.

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About The a2 Milk Company™

Back in 2000, The a2 Milk Company™ was founded in New Zealand by Dr Corran McLachlan after an amazing discovery. 

While studying at Cambridge University, Corrie learned that proteins in milk affect people differently.

He learned that ordinary cows produce milk with different beta-casein proteins, called A1 and A2 (among others). What was amazing? People who had discomfort when drinking ordinary cows’ milk were able to enjoy a2 Milk® without the same downsides because it contains only the pure A2 protein type and no A1.

He further discovered that, originally, all cows produced only the A2 protein type and no A1 (the A1 protein emerged later through modern farming practices in European herds and then spread throughout the world).

Corrie knew there were still some cows that produced milk with only the A2 protein. The secret was finding a safe and simple way to identify the right cows and ensure he could deliver natural and pure a2 Milk®, completely free from the A1 protein, to people everywhere. So, he did.

And, from there, The a2 Milk Company™ was formed.

Today, our mission remains the same: to pioneer the scientific understanding of a2 Milk® so we can bring more people the pleasure and nutritional goodness that only comes from real and natural dairy milk

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