Find out about A2 cows and the process that ensures your growing-up milk formula contains A2 protein only from A2 cows.
A2 cow is a type of cows produce milk only contains A2 protein. You might be wondering what an A2 cow is and how they may differ from "regular cows", so read on to find out.
A2 cows—The Original Form of Cows
Over 5000 years ago, authentic cow breeds originally produced A2 beta-casein protein only. Due to farming practices and natural genetic mutation, cows started to produce a combination of A1 beta-casein protein and A2 beta-casein protein. Emerging evidence shows that A1 beta-casein protein may generate bioactive peptide during digestion that can lead to stomach discomfort in certain individuals.
On the other hand, A2 cows produce A2 milk that only contains the naturally easy-to-digest A2 beta-casein protein. Currently, only 30% of cows in the world can produce pure A2 beta-casein protein while the other 70% produce A1/A1+A2 protein.
A2 milk may help with those who may be sensitive to regular milk . Drinking milk with only A2 beta-casein protein may help with the digestion of milk and any associated digestive discomfort.[2-4]
How Is A2 Milk Produced?
All A2 cows are DNA-tested to ensure that they only produce milk with A2 protein. A2 milk is collected, tested, and then processed in a separated milk channel.
Where Does Enfagrow AII MindPro Milk Come From?
Enfagrow AII MindPro uses A2 skimmed milk sourced from healthy, free-range cows that graze on lush pastures with fresh air beneath the Southern Alps of New Zealand^. This combined with the beautiful West Coast landscape, where fertile soils and high levels of rainfall and sunshine are abundant, make for one of the best dairy farming environments to raise cows in the world.
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