I tried the 2% a2 Milk; drank it plain, with cereal and with coffee. I had the same discomfort as I would with regular milk. I am lactose intolerant and I had all the same symptoms with a2 Milk. Was not worth the money or had any benefits for me. I would not recommend it to my friends and family. This may be OK for an extremely small population of lactose-intolerant people but not for me. Only positive, it tastes great.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend