A2A2 milk is making a name for itself in the dairy industry because of the special combination of proteins that allow a wider audience of individuals to consume it without digestive discomfort. While many people are eager to give the product a try, there can sometimes be conflicting information about who it is fit for in the news. It is sometimes mislabeled as a solution for individuals who suffer from lactose intolerance, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The truth is, a lot of individuals who think they have lactose intolerance may be experiencing a reaction to something entirely different. Let’s break down the difference between a true lactose intolerance and a protein intolerance that is typically mistaken for lactose intolerance.
Defining Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is the reaction to the body’s inability to break down the lactose in milk. Lactose is a sugar that requires the lactase enzyme that breaks down the particle. Most people who are lactose intolerant stop producing this enzyme after they are weaned off breast milk as a baby. The only way to be certain that you suffer from lactose intolerance is by a special test administered by a doctor. Individuals who truly suffer from lactose intolerance will still experience problems when drinking A2A2 milk because the lactose sugar is still present.
Comparing the Protein Intolerance
Protein intolerance is actually the more common cause of digestive discomfort when drinking most milk. Many people who think they suffer from lactose intolerance, but have not seen a doctor to confirm, could be suffering from the protein intolerance. Most commonly, this intolerance is directed at the A1 protein that is present in most milk. Our A2A2 milk does not contain the A1 protein, but two versions of the A2 protein. This combination for two A2 proteins has tested on individuals with an intolerance of the A1 protein and shown signs of decreased discomfort. It is completely naturally produced by cows on one of our partner farms, only more people can enjoy it!
Available in Stores Now
We launched our new line of A2A2 milk in October in order to help more people access the nutrition and flavor of Homestead Creamery’s milk. We’ve started with our most popular milk, Reduced Fat 2%, but plan to expand our A2A2 milk offerings to our other lines over time. It is now available in all Earth Fare stores across the Eastern United States and locally in our Farm Market and Home Delivery program.
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