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A2 Milk – Explained
There has been some confusion around A2 milk and whether or not it is suitable for someone with cow’s milk protein allergy or lactose intolerance.
The answer is NO it is not suitable for someone with cow’s milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance or galactosaemia and it states this on A2 Milks website, if you scroll to the bottom of their home page it does say it is not suitable in small print.
If your still curious about A2 milk and want to know what’s different about it from regular milk then read on..
I am going to try and keep this explanation as simplified as possible, there has been a lot of confusion around this A2 milk recently and I must stress again that it is not suitable for anyone with cow’s milk protein allergy or lactose intolerance.
Beta-casein makes up 30% of the proteins found in cow’s milk.
Regular cow’s milk contains a mixture of A1 and A2 beta-casein, but A2 milk only contains the A2 beta-casein.
A1 and A2 beta-casein are digested differently due to a slight difference in the amino acid sequence on the peptide chain.
A1 beta casein releases beta-casomorphin 7 (BCM7) upon digestion whereas A2 beta-casein does not.
A2 Milk has been available in the UK since October 2012.
Lots of people are benefiting from switching to A2 milk, you can read some peoples experiences on A2 Milk Blog.
I hope this has cleared up any confusion some of my readers have had recently, for more detailed information please visit A2 Milk website.
Recently I have received a lot of questions on our Facebook page and I think it would be great if we can share our questions about cow’s milk protein allergy and support each other on this journey so, I have created a group on Facebook so we all have somewhere we can discuss and support each other in regards to living with cow’s milk protein allergy. Please take the time to read the group description. It is a closed group so, only members can see posts and reply to posts.
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