Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein (1.8kg)
100% Casein by Optimum Nutrition rapdily slows down the rate of protein digestion allowing for a time release of steady muscle building fuel.
What are the benefits?
Whilst you may have heard lots of bumph about faster absorption being better, this is not necessarily always the case in some contexts. Whilst fast absorption is desirable, particularly before or immediately after exercise, you benefit more from prolonged digestion of proteins throughout the remainder of the day so that your body has a steady, yet constant supply, of muscle building protein.
Casein proteins are sensitive to the pH levels, especially the stomach which has a very highly acidic fluid. This can often cause them to resist being broken down as quickly as other nutrients such as whey and other proteins. As a result, it can take up to twice as long for casein protein to break down into their basic amino acids subcomponents. Because of these unique time-released qualities, caseins are described as anti-catabolic or muscle-protecting proteins.
Sometimes slower is better - especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion. While rapid protein absorption is desirable immediately before or after exercise, delayed release is probably more beneficial throughout the remainder of the day.
Casein proteins are pH sensitive and gel in the acidic environment of the stomach. As a result, it can take more than twice as long for caseins to be broken-down into their amino acid subcomponents than whey and other proteins. Because of their unique time-released qualities, caseins are aptly described as anti-catabolic or muscle-protecting proteins.
SUGGESTED USE: Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per body weight per day through a combination of high proetin foods and supplements. For best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several smalls meals spread evenly throughout the day.