This post is sponsored by a2 milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Regardless of compensation, my opinion is always my own.
Growing up, I could drink dairy milk with no issues. Fast forward to my life with two kids and many hormone changes later and I have developed milk-related health problems like lactose intolerance or Post-Dairy Digestive Discomfort – which is what prompted me to explore the
A1 Milk Protein versus the a2 Protein
Milk contains different forms of beta-casein in the milk solids which makes up about 30% of the protein content of milk. Thousands of years ago in Europe upon the domestication of cows, the a2 variety of beta-casein mutated to what is now knows as the a1 protein. Nowadays, cows are producing a mixture of a1 and a2 beta casein, which is not the way nature intended it to be. The a1 protein has been know to be the cause of many people’s lactose intolerance issues. The a2 Milk Company™has figured out a way to produce milk only containing the a2 protein from carefully selected cows. This is the way milk was supposed to be – pure, chemical-free, naturally fresh tasting.
Studies show that one in four American’s experience some level of abdominal discomfort after drinking milk. Most of these cases are self diagnosed with only 3-4% being clinically diagnosed as lactose intolerance.
Expanding the Heirloom a2 Dairy Herd
a2 Milk® Store Locator
To find a2 Milk® near you, access the store locator here. If you are like many people in the U.S. and experience milk-related health issues, I highly encourage you to try the many a2 Milk products found in your local stores.