“This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”
Guess what?! I’m participating in the a2 Milk®* Ambassador Program! Why am I so excited? Because I love milk! Unfortunately, milk doesn’t have the same love for me.
Ever since the birth of my first son, drinking milk just hasn’t been the same. Like 1 in 4 Americans, milk started to upset my stomach. My lactose sensitivity got so bad that I would avoid drinking milk just to prevent the horrible bathroom runs. So not fun! Thankfully, a2 Milk® is helping me enjoy milk again. It tastes just like the regular creamy milk I’ve grown up drinking. Trust me, my taste buds couldn’t tell the difference, but my stomach could! I can once again add a2 Milk® to coffee, cereal, oatmeal, and even drink a whole glass without worrying about stomach issues.
I know what you’re thinking. Milk is milk, but it’s not. The milk we drink today isn’t the same milk from years ago. Originally, cows’ milk only contained the A2 protein chain that was less likely to cause stomach gastro problems because it’s closer to human milk. But over time, environmental changes and the stress of modern dairy farming made cows produce the A1 protein, which caused a lot of milk sensitivities. Why? Because the A1 protein is digested differently and causes the production of a peptide, BCM-7, that can be absorbed into the body and cause digestive intolerance (see the video below).
And if you think buying organic milk will help you avoid the A1 protein, think again. All conventional and organic milk on the U.S. market contain the A1 protein. a2 Milk® is the only milk that comes from specially selected heirloom cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein. In fact, the a2 Milk Company ™ has partnered with U.S. family dairy farmers in upstate New York and the Midwest to expand the a2 Milk® herd to help bring us 100% real farm-fresh milk ‘the way mother nature intended’ – free of growth hormones, rBST, A1 protein, or antibiotics.
So if you have lactose sensitivities or post-dairy digestive discomfort like me, don’t compromise on the taste and nutrition** of real milk for inferior bean and nut-based milk. Give a2 Milk® a try. The small protein difference in a2 Milk® may make a huge difference in helping you to once again enjoy milk.
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a2 Milk® is available nationally at Sprouts, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic, and throughout California Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Sprouts, Gelson’s and many more – Store Locator
*a2 Milk® is real, natural milk, and contains the same amount of lactose as ordinary cows’ milk, so it’s not an option for people who have been clinically diagnosed with lactose intolerance.
**a2 Milk® contains approximately 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages, approximately 8x the protein of almond beverages and approximately 6x the potassium levels of rice beverages.