Is a2 Milk® right for you?
Do you experience issues when drinking milk? Maybe you feel bloated and uncomfortable after breakfast, or discomfort when you have milk in your coffee? Lots of people feel the same – in fact, one in four Americans say they experience side effects after drinking milk (Nicklas, et al. Prevalence of Self-Reported Lactose Intolerance in a Multiethnic Sample of Adults. Nutrition Today 2009; 44(5), 222-7).
Many of them assume they’re lactose intolerant without testing for lactose intolerance and avoid dairy altogether. But research published in suggests that only about 5-7% of these cases can be attributed to lactose intolerance (NIH Consensus Statement on Lactose Intolerance, 2010).
For may Americans, their dairy intolerance or lactose intolerance symptoms could be the result of an intolerance to the A1 protein that’s in most cows’ milk sold in the US today.
The cows make all the difference! We work directly with our farmers to hand-select their herds by testing each cow, checking that it produces milk with only the A2 protein and no A1. The result? Deliciously fresh a2 Milk® every day. So, if you’ve experienced some issues as a result of the A1 protein, you too can now enjoy the nutritional benefits of real and natural cows’ milk.
If you drink cows’ milk, you can simply replace it with a2 Milk®, as it has all the nutritional goodness of ordinary milk and is therefore suitable for the whole family.
However, if you don’t currently drink ordinary milk, try a small amount first (perhaps in a cup of coffee) and gradually increase it. For more specific advice, consult a healthcare professional. You can also ask our Nutrition Director, Bonnie Johnson below.