There has been a lot of discussion in the media and in scientific circles in the last few years about A2 and A1 protein in cows’ milk, and the possible benefits of A2 milk.
Ordinary cows’ milk contains 2 types of beta-casein protein, A1 and A2. A2 cow’s milk comes from specially selected cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein, but no A1 protein.
Research has shown the A2 protein is digested differently to A1.
Those who support the use of A2 milk say that many people feel discomfort after drinking ordinary cows’ milk
They also say that the discomfort, such as bloating, gas and diarrhea, is unrelated to lactose intolerance, because A2 and A1 cows’ milk both contain the same amount of lactose (the natural sugar found in all milk).
It is claimed that people who may suffer discomfort after drinking normal cows’ milk can enjoy A2 cows’ milk without problems, and that this is because the A2 protein is easier to digest.
Although there is still controversy about these claims around A2 cows’ milk, the movement towards A2 cows’ milk and away from milk containing A1 protein can not be denied.
However, one important fact that most people do not know is that all goats’ milk is naturally A2 protein.
So whether you accept or not the claims about A2 cows’ milk, it is true that goats’ milk contains all the benefits of A2 cows’ milk. And goats’ milk has many other proven benefits unrelated to A2 protein, which cows’ milk, A2 or A1, can not claim.
So if you want the benefits of A2 protein, you can still get them from goats’ milk, plus many other benefits as well!