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Did you know there is more than one source of cow milk?

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

There is Casein A1 and Casein A2, but do you know which one is healthier for you? Learn more below...

As kids, many of us are given cow milk to strengthen our bones, develop a stronger frame and structure. Calcium is an important and essential nutrient for bone and muscle development as we age. Coupled with other essential vitamin and minerals, calcium can be readily absorbed and utilized for other purposes which we will touch base on in this blog. First, let's go back to cow milk:

  • What are the two different types of cow milk?

  • How does each affect our body?

The different breeds..

Casein A1 cow milk come from breeds of cow that originate in Northern Europe. These cows are generally high in A1 beta-casein. Whereas A2 beta-casein is mainly found in cows that originate in Channel Islands and Southern France. Though, studies have shown that A2 beta-casein has greater health benefits and it's easier on your digestive system then A1 beta-casein.

Now, let's let's touch base on some of the health risks associated with the long-term consumption of milk that's predominantly higher in beta-casein A1. Just keep in mind, some people may have more adverse reactions to A1 beta-casein then others and the purpose of this article is to help raise awareness. Some risk factors that may arise from A1 milk include:

Knowing and understanding how cow milk could be affecting your health can help draw awareness to alternatives that can help lower inflammation and improve your health.

“What are the other alternatives?”

There are many alternatives to cow milk, some of these may include: almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, sheep milk, goat milk; just to name a few. Remember, the purpose behind this article is to help raise awareness of the different type of cow milk and to introduce other alternatives that may help improve your health while delivering some of the key nutrients that are also found in cow milk.

Milk and Calcium

The recommendation for cow milk first started with the purpose to increase the consumption of calcium. Calcium is an essential nutrient that aids in bone development and strength. We also learned that calcium aids in all movement and organ function. Which means that the more you move, the more calcium your body utilizes. Given that the heart contracts subconsciously, these muscles also utilize calcium for contraction. When calcium is deficient in the body, the body has no other choice but to deplete calcium stores from the bones in order to maintain muscle contraction.

Calcium has an important role in the body and not just for bone health. It is important you meet your daily calcium requirement in order to maintain a strong and healthy body. One of the best ways to increase calcium in your nutrition is by taking a dotFIT SuperCalcium.

It is also important to note that weight loss programs include reducing the amount of calories you consume a day. We suggest you obtain most of your calories from solid foods in order to improve satiety, cutting juice and cow milk from your program. When your cutting calories you are also eating less. When your eating less you are consuming less nutrients. Therefore, supplements play an important role in filling in the gap to supply your body the nutrients it needs in order to thrive.

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