The significance of A2 Indian indigenous cows over A1 foreign breeds!

The significance of A2 Indian indigenous cows over A1 foreign breeds!

Historically, how were Indians consuming cow milk?

Before the cow was a figure of politics and nation-wide vote bank, it was one of the most important animals in the nutrition cycle of an Indian. In the rural areas, cow milk was consumed directly almost as cultural practice because every household had one or more cows.

Over hundreds of years of western influence on our evolution, milk has converted into a package and most nutrients are lost.

Metabolic side-effects of A1 milk consumption!

Indian breed of cows are few in breed and numbers, which makes it impossible to serve the A2 milk considering milk benefits to the entire country. Post the white revolution in india, industries set up were feeding to the demand and so came a massive quantity of foreign breeds such as Holstein Friesian cattle followed by Jersey cows.

Now, these foreign breeds exhibit milk that has A1 protein (casein) which is metabolically sub-standard as it releases BMC-7 which has undesirable health consequences. Children constantly consume A1 milk while growing up and it affects the learning abilities of a child while it has a morphine-like effect on the central nervous system. Morphine causes constipation and symptoms of autism; it also leads to long-term risks of Childhood obesity. The lactose intolerance is higher than ever in A1 milk as the unhealthy fat and carbohydrates produce immunity-reducing bacteria in the human intestine.

It is also proved that the A1 variant of β-casein induces a Type 1 diabetes immune response.


Benefits of consuming milk from Indian cows (A2)!

Usually, A1 milk is the reason behind lactose intolerance in the body which leads to gas, bloating and diarrhea. While the protein that comes from A2 milk helps in repairing soft tissues, muscle development, bone strengthening, and positive psychological effects.

A case study to actualize the benefits of A2 over A1!

The study was conducted on the Chinese adults, who were non-consumers of milk regularly and were asked to gulp A1 and A2 consistently for a few days.

The participants consumed 8oz of milk every day for two weeks and some started to complain about indigestion, inflammation and constant discomfort in the stomach due to A1. While the A2 consumption did not lead to any side-effects or disturbance in the bodily functions. Some also complained of the more frequent and looser-consistency stool as A1 had caused the intolerance of lactose while A2 consumers were far from these symptoms.

By consuming A2 milk, the body is no longer exposed to BCM-7 found in A1 milk, which causes:

  • Neurological impairment
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Heart disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Impaired immune response

The components of A2 milk are pretty much the same as breast milk and the properties are simply not found in A1.

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  • Kasyap Akash Reply

    Gir , Sahiwal and Hallikar these are the best cow breeds from northern region of india.

    May 31, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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