Sponsored Video by the a2 Milk Company

Do you, or do you know someone, that suffers with indigestion or a bloating feeling after drinking milk?  If you do then it may be caused by the A1 protein that is present in cow’s milk.

I have to admit until now I’d never heard of such a thing, but I’m now wondering if there are a couple of people that I work with that could be suffering from  an intolerance to A1 protein without realising it.  For example, I’ve heard them complain that the bread we‘re supplied with in work for making toast etc. tends to makes them feel bloated so they avoid it, but perhaps the bread isn’t the cause after all and the milk is to blame?    

So what are A1 and A2 Proteins?
A1 and A2 beta-casein are genetic variants of the beta-casein milk protein that differ by one amino acid. The A1 beta-casein type is the most common type found in cow's milk in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.  For some reason (something to do with the breeds used for dairy farming) it isn’t present in cows in France.

The a2 Milk Company developed a test which determines whether a cow produces the A2 or A1 type protein in its milk.  Dairy farmers that have this test done on their cows allows the a2 Milk Company to give them a license to prove their cows produce only A2 beta-casein protein in their milk and that  A1 beta-casein protein type isn’t present.

Of course there’s nothing peculiar about a2 milk, it‘s just is pure cow’s milk from British dairy’s and the only difference is that it’s easier to digest because it naturally contains the A2 protein and no A1 protein.  Nothing else has been added or taken away so it’s all okay and is suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Drinking a2 milk could make a huge difference to millions of people who couldn’t enjoy milk in the past.

Take a look at this amusing video produced by the a2 milk company;


 

Intolerance of A1 Protein is not to be confused with Lactose Intolerance;
A1 protein in milk has the potential to affect other parts of our body too, causing skin conditions and excess mucus whilst lactose intolerance will only affect the stomach.  Therefore please note that if you have been diagnosed lactose intolerant then a2 milk will not be suitable for you.

A2 milk is currently available in Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Whole Foods Market.
You can find out more over at the a2 Milk FaceBook page.

This post is sponsored by A2 Milk.

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