Frequently asked questions
What is a2 Milk™?
There are 2 main types of beta-casein protein, A1 and A2. a2 Milk™ is real milk that comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk™ may help some people avoid discomfort. Learn more.
Who is a2 Milk™ for?
Our milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type (A1 protein free), which may help some people avoid discomfort. You should not drink a2 Milk™ if you are allergic to milk or have been medically diagnosed with lactose intolerance.
What is Validus Certification?
Validus Animal Welfare Review Certification is awarded to farms that follow strict guidelines concerning the ways and conditions in which animals are raised for meat and dairy. Farms receiving animal welfare certification undergo a detailed assessment and audit of their on-farm practices, including proper animal handling and management, herd health procedures and care and housing that promotes animal comfort and cleanliness. You can visit ValidusCertified.com to learn more.
Does a2 Milk™ contain lactose?
Yes, all of our products contain the same amount of lactose as ordinary cows' milk. a2 Milk™ is 100% Canadian milk that may be easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort because it comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk™ may help some people avoid discomfort.
Is a2 Milk™ organic?
While we’re not seeking organic certification at this point, all of our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
Why doesn’t a2 Milk™ taste different to me?
a2 Milk™ is milk from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. It should taste just like ordinary dairy milk.
Is a2 Milk™ produced in Canada from Canadian milk?
Absolutely. a2 Milk™ is produced in Canada and sourced from Canadian dairy farmers. We're proud to display the The Dairy Farmers of Canada's 'Quality Milk' logo right on the front of our packaging! All our family farms are independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
How does a2 Milk™ treat its cows?
Will you ever make other types of products (cheese, creamer, ice cream, etc.)?
We are focusing on milk as we continue to grow and increase our store distribution, but we’re always evaluating new options for the future.
How do I add a2 Milk™ into my diet?
If you’ve been avoiding dairy for some time, you can try introducing a2 Milk™ slowly back into your diet. We recommend starting small. You can add a couple of tablespoons in coffee or tea, or a small amount on your cereal.
How do I tell you about my great experience with a2 Milk™?
Does a2 Milk™ contain Whey?
Yes. a2 Milk™ is real cows’ milk which naturally contains whey. If you have a whey allergy, you should not drink a2 Milk™.
Does a2 Milk ™ have any additives?
a2 Milk™ has been fortified with Vitamins A (for 1% & 2% varieties) and D, which is the required standard for all cows’ milk in Canada.
Where can I find out about the nutritional information for a2 Milk™?
What’s the source of your Vitamin A and Vitamin D?
Vitamin A is added in the form of palmitate and Vitamin D is derived from the natural oil in sheep’s wool.
What do you do to the cows to make them A1 protein free?
a2 Milk™ is a naturally occurring cows’ milk and we don't do anything to the cows to get A1 free milk. We test the cows and select cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type and no A1. It is genetics like having brown eyes versus blue eyes.
Are your cows grass-fed?
Our cows have a balanced plant-based diet of grass and grain. The diet of our cows is dependent on their location and what their climate allows. However, all our family farms are also independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines.
Where can I buy a2 Milk™?