Love Milk Again!

Milk does the body good, and a2 Milk™ is the game changer many Canadians have been waiting for.

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More than just a cold glass of creamy goodness, milk is what completes so many of our favourite foods. Cereal and cookies wouldn’t be the same without it, nor would our favourite mac and cheese recipe.

For anyone who has experienced discomfort after drinking milk, it’s easy to assume a lactose intolerance—and the end of enjoying milk. But what if you didn’t have to give up milk?  Uncomfortable symptoms like stomach pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea could actually be caused by a number of different factors, including an A1 protein intolerance.

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Most cows’ milk on grocery store shelves in Canada contains a mix of both A1 and A2 protein types. Originally, all cows’ milk contained the A2 protein only, but over time genetic variation resulted in mixed herds and the A1 protein developed. The proteins in milk affect people differently and the A1 protein may be harder to digest for some people, causing discomfort that’s often mistaken for an intolerance to lactose.

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Luckily, a2 Milk™ is making it easy to enjoy milk again.

a2 Milk™ comes from cows that naturally produce milk with only the A2 protein type. It’s produced in Canada and sourced from Canadian dairy farmers, but special care is taken to select milk from those cows that produce only the A2 protein type and no A1. As a result, this 100% Canadian milk is easier on digestion—and the research backs it up. Studies show that drinking milk containing only the A2 protein may help some people avoid the digestive discomfort they had long associated with dairy. A recent clinical study conducted by Purdue University indicates that some people who suffer stomach discomfort after drinking conventional milk may have significantly reduced symptoms if they consume milk that contains only the A2 beta casein protein type and is A1 protein-free. Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea were significantly decreased when consuming milk with only the A2 protein as compared to conventional milk.

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And, there’s more good news: a2 Milk™ has the same delicious, creamy taste and contains all the same nutritional qualities of regular fresh milk, including calcium, potassium, and vitamin B12.

Available in 1% partly skimmed, 2% partly skimmed and 3.25% homogenized, you can find a2 Milk™ at Grocery stores across Canada.

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada