Frequently asked questions
There are 2 main types of beta-casein protein, A1 and A2. a2 Milk® is real milk that comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk® may help some people avoid discomfort. Learn more.
Our milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type (A1 protein free), which may help some people avoid discomfort. You should not drink a2 Milk® if you are allergic to milk or have been medically diagnosed with lactose intolerance.
Absolutely. a2 Milk® is produced from US cows and not imported. All our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines. Learn more here.
Validus Animal Welfare Review Certification is awarded to farms that follow strict guidelines concerning the ways and conditions in which animals are raised for meat and dairy. Farms receiving animal welfare certification undergo a detailed assessment and audit of their on-farm practices, including proper animal handling and management, herd health procedures and care and housing that promotes animal comfort and cleanliness. You can visit ValidusCertified.com to learn more.
Yes, all of our products contain the same amount of lactose as ordinary cows' milk. a2 Milk® is 100% real milk that may be easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort because it comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk® may help some people avoid discomfort. Our coffee creamers are made with real a2 Milk® and cream that contains lactose as well. Learn more about the a2 Milk® difference.
a2 Milk® is real cows’ milk. While we’re not seeking organic certification at this point, our milk is free of growth hormone rBST. In addition, all our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
Yes, all of our products are certified Kosher Dairy.
a2 Milk® is real milk from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. It should taste just like ordinary dairy milk.
The humane treatment of animals is of the utmost importance to us. All our farms are trained and audited for the humane treatment of animals. Our cows are not treated with growth hormone rBST*. Learn more here
We are focusing on milk and coffee creamer as we continue to grow and increase our store distribution, but we’re always evaluating new options for the future. We also have recipes for homemade, yogurt, cream and more that are made with a2 Milk® on our website if you want to make your own!
If you’ve been avoiding dairy for some time, a2 Milk® should be introduced slowly back into your diet. We recommend starting small. You can add a couple of tablespoons in coffee or tea, or a small amount on your cereal. Sign up for our Guide to Love Milk AgainTM for a free 5-day email series to help you.
Yes. a2 Milk® is real cows’ milk which naturally contains whey. If you have a whey allergy, you should not drink a2 Milk®.
a2 Milk® has been fortified with Vitamins A and D, which is the required standard for all cows’ milk in the US.
Homogenization is a process used to blend the natural fat found in milk, throughout the fluid portion of milk so it doesn’t separate when it sits on the shelf. Homogenized milk generally has a longer shelf life than un-homogenized milk. Most milk available in the US is homogenized.
Ultra-pasteurization is a method of heating milk for a short time to kill bacteria which would cause the milk to spoil and gives milk a longer shelf life.
Vitamin A is added in the form of palmitate and Vitamin D is derived from the natural oil in sheep’s wool.
a2 Milk® is a naturally occurring cows’ milk and we don't do anything to the cows to get A1 free milk. We test the cows and select cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type and no A1. It is genetics like having brown eyes versus blue eyes.
Our cows have a balanced plant-based diet of grass and grain. The diet of our cows is dependent on their location and what their climate allows. However, all our family farms are also independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.