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A2 Or Desi Cow Milk: Why Is It Beneficial And Where Can You Find It In India?

Dec 7, 2017

In the past few years, there has been a lot of debate around the consumption of milk and its potential health benefits. Some health experts advise to stay away from milk entirely, while some may advise to have only specific types of milk, say cow’s milk. A1 and A2 are the two types of cow’s milk available in the market. A2 milk or desi cow milk is considered as healthy and organic type and is recommended by many health experts, including Sepalika. Let’s find out what is A2 milk, what are its benefits, and sources to get it in India.

What is A2 Milk/Desi Cow Milk?

Before we understand what is desi cow milk, let us understand proteins in cow’s milk. The two major types of proteins in milk are casein protein (around 80%) and whey protein (around 20%.) Among casein proteins, beta-casein is one of the major proteins and makes up nearly 30% of the total proteins in cow’s milk. Now, there are two types of beta-casein proteins – A1 & A2.

A2 is considered as the original and natural kind of protein in cow’s milk. It is believed that at one point all milk was A2. A1 milk is considered to be a result of a genetic mutation that occurred several thousands of years ago in Europe. It is believed this mutation helped dairy farmers in increasing milk production and meet the ever-increasing demand of milk. It’s not surprising that A1 beta casein is found in most commercially available milk.

However, the key problem with A1 milk is beta -casomorphin-7 (BCM-7), a powerful opioid, which is formed on digestion of A1 milk. BCM-7 is responsible for many ailments, including type 1 diabetes, heart disease, and mental disorders like schizophrenia.

There’s more to BCM-7 or casomorphin than its sedative effect and potential health risks. Casomorphin is also responsible for inflammation. Inflammation worsens insulin resistance. That’s why women with PCOS (nearly 30-80% of them experience high insulin resistance) are advised to stay away from A1 milk.

A2 or desi cow milk is free of A1 beta casein and thus is free of all the harmful effects of BCM-7.

Tip: At home, make your A2 paneer from this same milk you buy. It comes out well.

Places To Get A2 Or Desi Cow Milk in India

Here are sources from where you can get organic/A2 milk in India:


  1. Vita Milk: +91 7303876876
  2. Kesariya Farms: +919099123999, +919321555570
  3. Desi Cow milk: 080870 04323
  4. Captain’s Farm: +91 9819546843, +91 7303876876


  1. iOrganic: +91-11-6549-4949
  2. Whollycow: 011 46460606 , +91 9999 204 204
  3. Farmery: 9899779559


  1. Vrindavan Dairy: +91 81970 20459


  1. Astra Dairy: +91 98400 37106
  2. The Milk Pot: +91 9940062525


  1. Shree Krishna Dairy: +91-7879430003 / +91-9172246669


  1. Amlaan A2 Milk: 083878 83879
  2. Holy Drops Organic Farm: +91 9314744444
  3. True farms: +91 8003777858 / +91 8005770841


  1. Pure Milk: +91 98319 58979


  1. Shop Apni: +91-805-455-5196
  2. Vita India (Haryana):


  1. The Milk Pot: +91 9940062525

Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a hormone health counsellor & holistic health expert. He has a Mastery Certification in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis from the US, is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.