There is now a wide range of different alternatives to cow’s milk, which begs the question: Which one is the best? These days it seems like the milk isle gets bigger and bigger every time you go shopping.As part of their evaluation, the EFSA looked at the laboratory studies that had been done on BCM-7 where they had found that BCM-7 can act as a weak opioid receptor agonist.In most of the animal studies, BCM-7 was not administered orally, as humans would be exposed to it, but rather was given to animals by injection into the peritoneal cavity or even directly into the spinal cord or brain, which makes these studies not useful for understanding how BCM-7 might affect humans.The a2 Milk Company claims that milk containing A1 proteins is harmful, but a 2009 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) review found that there was insufficient evidence to prove that bioactive peptides in A1 milk have a negative effect on health.A1 and A2 beta-casein are genetic variants of the beta-casein milk protein that differ by one amino acid.
Interest in the distinction between A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins began in the early 1990s via epidemiological research and animal studies initially conducted by scientists in New Zealand, which found correlations between the prevalence of milk with A1 beta-casein proteins in some countries and the prevalence of various chronic diseases.
These products contain added vitamins and calcium and are non-fat.
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A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake.
A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
The A1 beta-casein type is the most common type found in cow's milk in Europe (excluding France), the USA, Australia and New Zealand.