A1 Milk Vs A2 Milk – Which is the Best as per Ancient Ayurveda?

According to ancient Ayurveda, A2 milk is the best and way better than A1 milk. Let us understand why! A1 milk produced two toxins which are the prime responsibility for the health problems.

The cow is honored and adored as Gau Mata in the Indian civilization. As per the Ayurvedic perspective on milk, cows’ milk is regarded as Go Ksheer which is the purest food one can have. As Indians, we have the habit of starting our day with a warm cup of tea or coffee, so milk is a daily part of our lives. In ancient times we had only Indian desi cows but over the past 50 years, for commercial use of dairy farming, genetically engineered hybrid cows were introduced in India. Since then debate started over A1 milk vs A2 milk, why is A2 milk better than A1 milk as per ancient Ayurveda?

In this article, we are going to address this particular issue and give you clarity about which milk is the best. 

What are A1 Milk and A2 Milk?

A1 Milk Vs A2 Milk - Which is the Best as per Ancient Ayurveda?

A1 Milk

A2 Milk

Origin: Western origin Origin: Indian origin
Genetically mutated Natural lineage and not mutated
Contains A1 beta Casein Contains A2 beta-casein
Provides more milk Provides less milk than A1 cow
Fewer nutrients Packed full of nutrients
Milk is cheaper and is of less quality Milk is more expensive and high quality than A1 milk

A2 milk is from the Indian desi cows and is compatible with our bodies, therefore it doesn’t produce any toxins and no allergic reactions or food intolerances can be found. A1 milk is genetically mutated and artificially created milk, so it isn’t compatible and it is not even considered an Aahar to consume as per Ayurveda.

The above indicated are the basic differences between A1 milk and A2 milk.

 A2 Milk and Its Natural Benefits:- 

  • A2 milk is obtained from the Indian desi cow and is considered to be pure as per Ayurveda.
  • It’s the natural origin, is so easily digested, and aligns with our body.
  • It provides a boost to the immune system.
  • It balances all the three doshas (Pitta, Kapha, and Vata).
  • It nourishes all the tissues in our body.
  • As A2 Milk proteins are compatible with our body, no allergic reactions can be observed.
  • It’s packed with proteins, essential vitamins, and minerals.
  • It’s safer to use and there is no chance of lactose intolerance in consumers.
  • As it is free of any added preservatives or hormones, it’s safe and good for our health.
  • As it contains Vitamin D naturally so it helps in building strong bones and prevents the consumer from the fragility of bones.

So, it must be clear to you now, why A2 milk is better than A1 milk?

If you are still left with any confusion on which milk to consume, have a look at the health consequences of A1 milk by clicking here to read in detail. But, we provide you here with a glimpse of the side effects of A1 milk. 

A1 Milk and Its Health Consequences

A1 milk produced two toxins which are the prime responsibility for the health problems. Curious to know the hidden enemies of A1 milk? You can read it here.

The following health issues are commonly found in consumers of A1 milk:

  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Lifestyle disorders like Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders like bloating, indigestion, and abdominal pain.
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Neurological disorders like Autism in children and behavioral disorders in adults.
  • Allergy March.
  • Hypersensitivity reactions. 

Read: Successful Ayurvedic Treatment of Cow Milk Allergy Allergic Rhinitis and Atopic Dermatitis : A Case Study


A2 milk as per ancient Ayurveda is a safer and healthier option even for lactose-intolerant people. A2 milk outweighs its benefits over the risks of A1 milk. Ancient Ayurveda considers any food which is incompatible as virudh aahar. And, if consumed may lead to the release of Ama visha (toxins) in our body due to improper digestion. These toxins act as antigens and thereby the main cause of allergic reactions and hypersensitivity in our body.

If you suffer from any types of allergies or lactose intolerance or milk intolerance, don’t even have a second thought about booking an online consultation with Dr. Sahil Gupta, the founder of IAFA®. Dr. Gupta is a well-known Ayurvedic allergy specialist, who can treat any kind of allergy with the use of ancient ayurvedic herbs. We need not assure you about our treatment, you can read it from our successful case studies and patient reviews. They say everything about IAFA® and how it is thriving by putting ancient Ayurveda in the limelight. So, don’t think more book your appointment for a consultation now.

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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