About us

The a2 Milk Company is a dairy nutritionals company, fuelled by its purpose to pioneer the future of dairy for good. The Company was founded in 2000 in New Zealand by scientist Dr Corran (Corrie) McLachlan and his business partner, Howard Paterson, who recognised that not all milk is the same. Dr Corrie McLachlan joined Sir Robert (Bob) Elliot – who had earlier discovered that proteins in milk affect people differently – to pioneer research to understand these differences better.

The A2 protein difference

Originally all cows’ milk contained only the A2 protein type. The A1 protein arose through a genetic mutation over many years.

Today, most regular milk contains a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins. Results of several published peer-reviewed human clinical trials have shown that A1 protein can cause digestion issues for some people. A scientific and proprietary way to identify cows that naturally produce A1 protein free milk was also discovered.

Today, The a2 Milk Company continues to pioneer this science and research, bringing A1 protein free milk to the world, allowing more consumers to enjoy its unique digestive and other potential health benefits.

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a2 Milk™ is a brand of A1 protein-free milk from The a2 Milk Company Limited

*A1 and A2 proteins refer to A1 and A2 beta-casein protein types