Discover the new Holle A2 Organic Infant Formulas
The A2 protein difference
Nowadays, regular cow’s milk contains two main types of protein, A1 protein and A2 protein. A1 and A2 milk differs at just one position, by the presence of various amino acids. This variation is crucial, since, unlike with A1 milk, BCM7 (β-casomorphin-7) is not produced during the digestion of A2 milk.BCM7 is the result of protein breakdown that is believed to have various non-beneficial effects.
Back to the origin
Only 30% are pure A2 cows
Originally, all cows were A2 cows. Over time, as a result of mutation, dairy cows started to produce A1 -casein. Research shows that only 30% of cows are pure A2 today.
Only A2 milk from organic agriculture is used for Holle A2 organic Infant Formulas which comes from specially selected cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein type and no A1. The A2 cows are specifically selected with a strict DNA test.
Our Organic A2 products
The Holle A2 organic infant formula contains a balanced mixture of whey protein and casein, stemming from selected cows that exclusively produce the A2 beta- casein protein. All ingredients are carefully controlled and ensure the highest possible security. It is suitable as part of mixed feeding of bottle feeding and porridge meals.
Holle A2 Organic Infant Formula Stage 1
Holle A2 Organic Infant Formula Stage 1 has been specially developed for the needs of babies from birth.
Holle A2 Organic Follow-On Formula Stage 2
after 6 month
Holle A2 Organic Follow-up Formula Stage 2 has been specially developed for the needs of babies after 6 month.
Holle A2 Organic Follow-On Formula Stage 3
from 12 month
Holle A2 Organic Follow-on Formula Stage 3 has been specially developed for the needs of toddles from 12 month.
What is the difference between normal milk and A2 milk?
The designation A2 or A1 refer to the particular casein as part of the protein content in the milk. The difference between the two variants lies in the deviation of the beta casein. Initially, all cows have been A2 cows but in the course of their evolution, a point mutation has occured among the cattle, the so – called A1 variation.
What is special about A2 milk?
The A2 milk is an unaltered variation of the original and natural whole milk. Various studies and examinations have shown that the percentage of pure A2 cows today is only 30%. The so-called A2 milk is more compatible for people with lactose intolerance because the digestion of A1 milk causes a higher amount of BCM-7 release than the A2 variation.