A new milk has been launched in the UK to enable those with milk intolerances, to, well, drink milk. Apparently the pesky symptoms of lactose intolerance are caused more often by the A1 proteins in milk and not so much the A2 proteins, so in this milk, there are only the A2 proteins. Still with me?
Already popular in Australia, the milk is completely natural, and comes from cows who produce milk that is free from the A1 proteins that can lead to some people experiencing symptoms including bloating and digestive discomfort.
Nutritionist Melanie Bibby said about the milk: 'While a2 Milk isn’t suitable for people who have been diagnosed with milk allergies or lactose intolerance, it’s a great option for those who suffer from an A1 milk protein intolerance. As a2 Milk is completely natural, direct from specially selected cows, it’s a practical and healthy choice for those that previously avoided milk, perhaps switching to soya, almond or rice versions.”
If it helps, it would certainly help those sensitive to A1 proteins get their daily dose of calcium, and I'm happy that A2 milk has been created naturally. But what do you think?
Do you have an intolerance to drinking milk? Would you try it? And do you think it would help?