Coronavirus pandemic has raised many issues and fears concerning health and immunity worldwide. Realizing that an invisible enemy can disrupt the everyday routine, economy, human lives, the entire ecosystem and everything normal is a frightening thought. Considering that we will never be able to go back to what is left behind, the survival will come with adapting to the new normal.
Increasing awareness about fitness, healthy lifestyle, and immunity, SarvabhRt Agrotech Pvt. Ltd (a unit of Rigava Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) has taken an initiative to revive the healthy lifestyle that our forefathers used to practice by taking the first step in launching pure, fresh, and natural dairy and milk products under the brand name “Auvarna”.
Auvarna is a Sanskrit word, meaning to offer the best and purest token we have to God. We at Auvarna strive to deliver 100% natural and unadulterated products that form our daily health dose to your doorstep, every day.
The difference in A1 and A2 Milk
According to research and various articles, recently milk and dairy products have been accused of causing health issues like lactose intolerance, type 1 diabetes, autism, and many more. Milk comprises of 87-88% water and 12-13% solid which includes lactose or sugar/ fats/ protein/ minerals. Approximately 80% of milk protein is casein and 30-35% beta-casein. Beta-casein is then further broken into A1 and A2. On digestion, A1 beta-casein releases beta-casomorphin7 (BCM-7), which the human body cannot absorb well. This leads to bloating and discomfort, harms our immune system, causes type 1 diabetes, heart diseases, and other health issues.
On the other hand, milk with A2 beta-casein (also found in humans milk), when consumed produces amino acid (proline), which prevents the formation of BCM-7. This milk type helps in digestion, tastes better (natural sweetness), contains Omega 2fatty acids, increases HDL (good cholesterol), and vitamin A which help boost immunity.
The milk we consume from urban and semi-urban dairies are sourced from crossbred and foreign breed cows (Jersey/ Holstein/ Ayrshire/ Brown Swiss/ Guernsey, etc), which carry the A1 type gene. Being not from our native land, these cattle are not used to the extreme climatic conditions India offers. The feed is not monitored and the cattle are given growth hormones, steroids, and other drugs externally every day to help them sustain the weather conditions and increase the milk quality. The milk is then converted into powder (to increase shelf life) and then liquefied, packed, and distributed.
Up to 99.9% of commercial milk is A1, including dairy products. The only reason why foreign breed cows are popular as they produce 25-30 liters of milk in a day as compared to desi cows which give 5-7 liters. In pandemic times, nature itself made us realize the importance of health and immunity. This realization is still slow and gradual due to a lack of awareness. Desi cow milk is available in limited areas only and also priced higher than the commercial milk. However, it is upon us to decide what is more important-health or wealth.