Why Buy A2 Milk?
A2 milk harkens back to the way milk used to be. Natural & human intervention caused cows to develop A1 proteins in their milk. All other mammals produce A2 milk, including humans, which means A2 milk could offer a closer experience to drinking the milk that humans are ”supposed” to have. The difference between the milk protein in A1 and A2 milk is only one amino acid – but this little difference potentially impacts how our bodies digest the milk.
With its natural golden color and amazing nutritional benefits, A2 milk is the way milk should look, taste and be enjoyed – as nature originally intended.
The Science Behind A2 Milk
BY DEFINITION | A2 is cows milk that contains only the A2 type of beta-casein protein rather than the more common A1 protein found in regular milk. It is characterized by a distinct golden color.
All proteins are long chains of amino acid. Beta casein is a chain 229 amino acids in length. Cows who produce this protein in their milk with a proline at number 67 are called A2 cows, and are older breeds of cows [ i.e Guernsey ].
But some 5,000 years ago, a mutation-both natural & due to human intervention-occurred in this proline amino acid and began converting it to histidine. Cows that have this mutated beta-casein are called A1 cows, and include breeds like HOLSTEIN.
Health Benefits of A2 Milk
By drinking A2 milk, one is no longer exposed to BCM-7 found in A1 milk which has been linked to:
- Neurological Impairment
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Impaired Immune Response
- Autoimmune Disease
- Heart Disease
The milk fat content is on average 4.8%, higher than normal milk which is usually around 3.6%. This is healthy fat because it is naturally occurring and supports our cell structures. Note: Rather than being homogenized the cream is remains on top.
Golden Guernsey Breed and Nutritional Information of A2 Guernsey Milk
The Guernsey is an excellent grazer and is a cow that has a long history of pasture–based milk production. An efficient converter of feed-to-milk, the Guernsey is the ideal cow for natural grazing requiring 20-30% less feed than the larger Holstein or Jersey, yet converting that feed into more nutritious protein and butter fat per unit of body weight.
Guernsey Milk is richer in proteins, butterfat, and flavor than store-bought milk products, including pasteurized white milk. When you drink Guernsey Milk you get:
- 25% More Protein
- 33% More Vitamin D
- 25% More Vitamin A
- 30% More Cream
- 15% More Calcium