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.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein Protein Powder, Creamy Vanilla, 4 Pound
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.
Rapid protein use is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but delayed digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times-including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and tend to thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for our Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. By blending premium micellar and calcium caseins, we've created a protein formula that's truly time-released.
Beyond The Basics
- 24 g Instantized Blend of SLOW-DIGESTING CASEIN-Based Proteins
- Rich in Highly Anti-Catabolic MICELLAR CASEIN
- Over 9 g of BCAAs, Glutamine, and Glutamine Precursors per Scoop
- AMINOGEN Enhanced
Note: Nutritional Profile Varies Slightly By Flavor