Desi Cow A2 Milk Benefits

Before we talk about Desi A2 Cow Milk we must have a overview of Its spiritual and nutritional values have been known to our ancestors. According to  Our ancient Ayurvedic texts Indian cow A2 milk are sweet in taste, cooling in nature, highly nutritive, tonic for our vital organs, easily digestible, and whose consumption promotes immunity and longevity.

The scientific difference between A2 and A1 Cow Milk is that A2 cow milk contains only the A2 type of beta-casein protein rather than the more common A1 protein found in regular milk. Beta casein is a chain 229 amino acids in length. It can be easily identified as it holds natural golden color with amazing nutritional benefits. A2 milk is the way milk should look, taste and be enjoyed – as nature originally intended.

Nowadays due to commercialization and adaptation to western methods, the modern Indians and our governments have resorted to artificial insemination and cross-breeding with exotic (foreign) breeds. As a result the people health are prone to the illness as they are dependent on commercial milk which is on high demand today.

A1 beta-casein found in the milk are considered as ‘the devil in the milk’. Upon realizing the importance of promoting the A2 milk globally, Dr Corran McLachlan and Howard Patterson, founded the A2 Milk Company in New Zealand in the year 2000, through which the A2 variant of milk was trademarked and sold.

In one of Dr Corran McLachlan books titled ‘‘Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health, and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk”, author Keith Woodford has explained the risks involved in drinking the A1 milk of the American, Australian, New Zealand and European cows (excluding the French cows). The book presents research showing that the people health are prone to autoimmune disease, heart disease, type 1 diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia upon consuming A1 Cow Milk.

On our Indian front, Karnal-based National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) conducted a reaseach and found 5 main species of the humped cows viz, Sahiwal, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar, Gir and Rathi. These breeds were seen to contain A2 casa-beta proteins of 100 %, as against the 94% content of the other Indian breeds. The exotic Jerseys and the Holstein Friesian showed only 60% content of the A2 casa-beta proteins.

To conclude, the A2 milk produced by the humped Indian cow – the ‘Desi’ cow – is nature’s perfect food, with a multitude of useful nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins and micronutrients of high quality that helps improve the immune resistance.

On various research and analysis some scientists and researcher concluded some fact during late eighties:


  • All proteins are long chains of amino acids and beta casein is a chain of 229 amino acids in length.
  • Cows that produce this protein in their milk with a proline (a specific amino acid) at number 67 are called A2 cows, i.e the original breeds of cows.
  • To explain further, in the case of the A2 beta-casein milk, the milk proteins are broken down into peptides, which in turn are broken down into amino acids. This type of milk is easily digestible. However, in the case of the A1 beta-casein milk, the peptides cannot be broken down into amino acids, and so, are indigestible.
  • These A1 beta-casein protein fragments that enter the bloodstream through leakages in the guts cause serious ailments, including coronary heart disease, Type I diabetes, autism, etc.

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