How is A2 Milk Protein Made into Formula?


Find out about A2 cows and the process that ensures your child’s formula contains A2 milk protein only from A2 cows.

If you walk down the dairy isle, there are countless milk options—free range, organic, goats, almond—just to name a few. Now more than ever, people are more informed to meet their specific needs and are looking for alternative milks to fit their lifestyle.

A2 milk is found to help release digestive discomfort symptoms after milk consumption in subject used to be intolerant to cow’s milk. [1]


So, How is A2 Milk Protein Produced?


You might be wondering what an A2 cow is, and how they may differ from "regular cows." Typically, cows produce milk that contains both the A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins. Formula with A2 milk protein is sourced and comes from handpicked cows that produce milk with only the A2 beta-casein protein.

We source cows that are DNA tested to ensure the cows produce milk with A2 milk proteins. A2 milk is ultimately collected, tested and then processed in a completely separated milk channel.


How Can We Be Sure the A2 Milk Protein in Our Formula is Pure?


It all comes down to rigorous testing. In order to ensure that the milk produced contains A2 Beta Casein proteins, the cows are given a DNA test.

A formula with A2 milk protein only from A2 cows may be an alternative for your child with milkrelated tummy discomfort. [2]



[1] Jianqin S et al., Effects of milk containing only A2 beta casein versus milk containing both A1 and A2 beta casein proteins on gastrointestinal physiology, symptoms of discomfort, and cognitive behavior of people with self-reported intolerance to traditional cows' milk. Nutr J. 2016 Apr 2;15:35.

[2] Sheng X et al., Effects of Conventional Milk Versus Milk Containing Only A2 β-Casein on Digestion in Chinese Children: A Randomized Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Sep;69(3):375-382.