Casein proteins are commonly found in mammalian milk, making up 80% of the proteins in cow milk. Casein supplies amino acids, carbohydrates and the two inorganic elements calcium and phosphorus as food.
Casein has ability to form a gel or clot in the stomach, which makes it very efficient in nutrient supply. The clot is able to provide a sustained slow release of amino acids into the blood stream, lasting for several hours. Casein protein constitutes 80% of milk protein. It is recognized for its excellent amino acid content, slow-digestion, and anti-catabolic effect. It should be used at meals (can be combined with other proteins) and at bedtime. It should not be used when trying to accelerate amino acid absorption. For fast absorption of protein whey protein is best.
Many people mix these supplement like after or before work out they use whey protein and at bead time they use casein protein supplements.
There are many companies making casein based supplement products in variety of flavours and other ingredients.
How to use casein supplement?
- For a thick shake, add 1 scoop to 3/4th glass of water or skimmed milk.
- For a softer, more subtle taste, you can add a scoop to a whole glass of water, milk or juice.
- Use one serving as pre-workout shake and one serving before bedtime.Ideally to be used between meals.
Note: Some people are allergic to casein products, these kind of people should not use casein supplements and other products.
List of some Casein supplements
- ON Gold Standard 100% Casein
Flavour Chocolate Supreme, Blueberries & Cream
24g of protein in just one serving of 34g
- Dymatize Elite Casein
Flavour Cookies & Cream
24g of protein in just one serving of 32g
- MusclePharm Core Casein
Flavour Vanilla Cream
25g of protein per serving of 30g