Many of us are aware of the problem of milk intolerance. It is worth drinking just a few sips - and the gastrointestinal tract reminds of itself with pain, heartburn, and bloating. However, this problem has been practically solved thanks to the appearance of A2 milk.
In 82% of cases, people with intolerance to regular milk noted a complete absence or a significant reduction in symptoms of discomfort when switching to A2 milk. Such results were shown by an experiment conducted by A2 Milk in conjunction with the Elementaree food delivery service.
Milk A2 is natural milk without A1 protein. As world studies show, A1 protein itself can cause inflammation and discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract. Many people who have difficulty digesting regular milk can drink A2 milk without any unpleasant consequences.
The largest clinical study on the benefits of A2 was conducted in China - 600 people with milk intolerance took part in it. A study found that A2 milk reduced the acute gastrointestinal symptoms of milk intolerance, while regular milk reduced lactase activity and increased these symptoms (compared to A2). The researchers concluded that in some people, milk-related symptoms may have been due to the A1 beta-casein protein, not lactose.
To test the benefits of milk without A1 protein, A2 Milk and Elementaree, a food delivery service for cooking kits, conducted their own experiment. As part of the experiment, people who used the Elementaree service, but refused milk because of intolerance, were offered to try A2. For 10 days, they had to drink A2 milk and fill out a self-observation diary. Participants rated various symptoms on a 5-point scale, such as dry and bitter mouth, heartburn, heaviness in the stomach, nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.
The number of participants who agreed to the experiment and completely filled out the diaries was 208 people. The study involved women and men 23-49 years old (64% of women and 36% of men). According to the results of the study, 64.9% of respondents were able to drink A2 milk without signs of discomfort, another 17.3% experienced minimal indicators of discomfort. Less than 11% of participants continued to experience severe discomfort or allergic reactions.
“Of the 208 people who previously could not consume milk, 82% were able to consume A2 milk without significant difficulties. These figures just confirm the results obtained in Chinese studies,”said Vartan Avetov, General Director of A2 Milk.