Faster digesting protein is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein products are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Compared to some other proteins, it can take longer for our Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. By using only premium micellar casein as a protein source, we've created a formula that sets the standard for slow digesting protein support. 24g of Micellar Casein
24g of Anti-Catabolic Micellar Casein
Nearly 5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs per Scoop
Nearly 5 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine and Glutamic Acid per Scoop
Gold Standard 100% Casein is a great source of night time recovery. I mix up casein an hour before bed to help rebuild and recover and to keep me full throughout the night. Casein protein can help provide longer lasting amino acid support compared to whey
This is a staple for me when dieting. I have it at night because the slow digesting benefits keep me from being famished the next morning and it's like a nightly treat!! I don't drink it though; I mix it with a little bit of water and nut butter to make a nice pudding batter and stick in the fridge for 10-20 min. If I'm wanting a warm treat, I'll mix it with a little egg whites and microwave for 1 min and top it with some nut butter!
I like to cook and bake with casein because of the thicker texture, but I also love my protein pudding. Casein is a night time staple for me because I want the slow release of aminos in my blood stream as I sleep. Casein also helps keep me satisfied, so I don't wake up hungry in the middle of the night.
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