What is the difference between A1 Milk, A2 Milk and Buffalo Milk?

What is the difference between A1 Milk, A2 Milk and Buffalo Milk?

Milk is an essential part of our diet. But did you know that not all milk is the same? There are different types of milk, such as Cow Milk, Buffalo Milk, Goat Milk, Camel Milk, Sheep Milk etc. All of them can be categorized either as A1 or A2.

Buffalo Milk, Sheep Milk, Camel Milk and in fact Human Milk is A2 whereas Cow Milk can either be A1 or A2 based on the breed. All this can have a significant impact on your health. In this blog post, we’ll particularly look at the differences between A1 Cow Milk, A2 Cow Milk and A2 Buffalo milk so you can make an informed decision about what type of milk to include in your diet.

Difference between A1 Cow Milk, A2 Cow Milk and A2 Buffalo Milk.


Basis of difference

A1 Cow Milk

A2 Cow Milk

A2 Buffalo Milk


Produced by European breeds like Jersey, HF etc

Produced by our Indigenous breeds and a few African breeds of Cows.

Produced by buffaloes.


Very low in Fat, around 3%.

Filled with A2 Protein and very easy to digest.

Rich in Calcium as well as Protein.


Comparatively not very easy to digest.

Very easy to digest. Suitable for every age group starting from infants.

Not easy to digest on account of high fat.


A1 Protein is considered harmful as it releases BCM7, a morphine.

Honestly, availability and price are the only drawbacks of A2 Milk.

Some people are allergic to buffalo milk, may cause gas, diarrhea etc.


A1 Milk

A1 milk is the most common type of milk available in supermarkets and grocery stores. It is produced by European Cows with the A1 beta-casein protein gene. This type of protein breaks down into morphine (BCM7) which causes many complications such as Type 1 diabetes, Digestive Issues, IBS etc. Unfortunately, many farmers in India have long shifted to European breeds completely ignoring our native breeds

However, it should be noted that these health issues are usually only found in people who are particularly sensitive to dairy products.

A2 Milk

A2 milk is becoming increasingly popular due to its potential health benefits compared to A1 milk. Unlike A1 milk, it contains the A2 beta-casein protein gene which does not break down into morphine like BCM7 when digested and therefore does not cause any digestive or allergy issues for those who are sensitive to dairy products.

In addition, studies have shown that A2 milk may help reduce inflammation in the body and improve gut health due to its higher levels of beneficial proteins and fatty acids compared to A1 milk.

Aumilk’s Gir Cows A2 Milk is one of the most recommended A2 milk in Ahmedabad, which comes with no preservatives, and is made with natural processes. Take a free AUMILK’s A2 milk trial here!

Buffalo Milk

Buffalo milk is another type of bovine milk, but it comes from water buffaloes rather than cows. It has a much higher fat content than regular cow milk (around 6-7%) and contains more vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron.


In addition, buffalo milk has been found to be easier for humans to digest due to its lower levels of lactose compared to cow’s milk which makes it suitable for those who suffer from lactose intolerance or other digestive issues related to dairy consumption.

However the higher Fat content in Buffalo milk makes it unsuitable to infants and kids. The primary purpose of milk is to fulfill the necessary Protein, Calcium, Vitamin requirements and not just Fat.

Final Words

In conclusion, there are various types of milk available in the market today such as A1 Milk. A2 Cow Milk and Buffalo Milk, each with their own unique set of benefits or drawbacks depending on your individual needs or preferences. Understanding these differences can help you make an informed decision about what type of Milk best suits your dietary requirements so you can get the most from your daily intake!

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