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What is A2 Protein?

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What is A2 Protein?

Let’s Talk About A2 Protein

There’s always something new in the dairy aisle!  Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about A2 milk. But in the goat milk world, A2 is nothing new.  Goat milk, the most widely consumed milk in the world, has always naturally contained A2 protein.  Let’s talk about protein in goat milk and what the A2 protein means for you.   

How much A2 protein is in a glass of Summerhill Goat Milk?

Each 8 oz. serving of Summerhill Goat Milk contains 9 grams of protein! This is more protein than a glass of whole cows’ milk, and significantly more than alternative milk substitutes. With a recommended protein intake of 15-30 grams per meal[1], drinking a glass of Summerhill Goat Milk or using it to cook your favorite recipes is a great way to supplement your daily protein needs. Milk containing A2 proteins is also nutritionally positive for pre- or post-workout meal goals.[2]

What makes goat milk protein different?

All goat milk naturally contains only A2 β-casein proteins. Though there is only a single nucleotide difference[3] between A1 and A2 proteins, the effects on digestion are markedly different. Goat milk also has 1% less lactose than cow milk. [4]

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For a portion of people who don’t feel they digest milk well, they may in fact have an allergy to the A1 protein, rather than the lactose itself. Studies have found that subjects who drank milk only containing A2 proteins experienced less gastrointestinal distress than the subjects who drank milk with A1 proteins.[5] [6] You can find more information on the differences between cow milk and goat milk here. 

Does Summerhill have proof of protein content?

Yes! Although all goat milk is naturally A2, Summerhill took the extra step to have the milk tested. We know customers find extra assurance in third-party testing, and can confirm that Summerhill Goat Milk contains only A2 protein.

As always, if you experience allergic reactions to cow milk, please consult with your doctor before trying Summerhill Goat Milk.

Find us in a store near you to start enjoying the benefits of Summerhill Goat Milk’s A2 protein today!

 

[1] https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/are-you-getting-too-much-protein#:~:text=General%20recommendations%20are%20to%20consume,your%20money%20on%20excessive%20amounts.

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9326461/

[3] https://www.eurofinsus.com/food-testing/resources/a2-testing-an-alternative-to-genetic-approaches/

[4] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110518092146.htm

[5] https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/12/3855

[6] https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-017-0275-

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