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Ordinary cows naturally produce milk that contains a mix of A1 and A2 beta casein protein types. Through a simple DNA test, farmers can identify which cows produce either the A1, the A2, or a mix of both.
Milk that only contains the A2 beta casein protein type (like a2 Milk®) may be easier on digestion and may help some people avoid the discomfort from drinking milk.
As with any reintroduction, a2 Milk® should be done modestly. Bonnie Johnson, The a2 Milk Company’s™ registered dietitian nutritionist, recommends starting small, such as a couple of tablespoons in coffee or tea, or a small amount on your cereal. There’s also a great list here with sample suggestions on how to add a2 Milk® back into a diet. By adding dairy back into your diet in the comfort of your own home, you’ll be able to monitor and document the symptoms, or lack thereof!
Health Care Professionals: The a2 Milk Company is determined to equip practitioners with the knowledge and resources to help your clients return to the dairy case. We will send you a complete kit that contains a sample milk carton, tear pad with client coupons and supporting scientific literature for your practice. Please contact us here if you’d like to receive one!
*This information is of a general nature only and is not intended to replace advice from a medical professional. If you have any concerns about your health, you should always consult a health care professional.