Optimum Nutrition : Optimum Nutrition Natural 100% Casein Protein Gold Standard
Natural 100% Casein Gold Standard Highlights: 24g of Instantized, Slow-Digesting Micellar Casein Rich in Highly Anti-Catabolic Micellar Casein No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners, or Synthetic Colors Over 9g of BCAAs, Glutamine, and Glutamine Precursors per Scoop Aminogen Enhanced 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 â including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food.* Casein proteins are sensitive and tend to thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for our Gold Standard Natural 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. Gold Standard Natural 100% Casein is also free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, and synthetic colors and uses only premium micellar caseins to create a protein that’s truly time-released.* You can also use Natural 100% Casein Gold Standard in your meal replacement shakes!
BRAND: Cellucor Casein
Cellucor knows what you need at the COR of your diet; healthy, balanced macros supported by the supplements you’ve come to know and love. Cor-Performance Casein assists you on your journey to the body you are working so hard to maintain. Supplying a well rounded 25g of slow digesting, muscle building protein, this delicious formula will become a staple in your long term diet.*
- 25g Slow Digesting Casein!*
- 30 Servings Per Container
- Perfect for Supplying Overnight Protein!*
BRAND: Dymatize Casein XT
DYMATIZE ELITE CASEIN XT provides 24 grams of slow digesting casein protein per serving. ELITE CASEIN XT is specifically designed to digest more slowly in your body than other rapid release protein sources such as whey. This slow digestion is a result of the natural pH sensitivity of Casin Protein in the digestive track. Because of the natural thickening effect of ELITE CASEIN XT in the low pH environment of the stomach, a prolonged and steady release of protein is obtained. This delayed digestion is often desirable, especially at bedtime or other periods when your body can go for an extended period of hours without food.
ELITE CASEIN XT is further enhanced by the addition of NUTRATERIC, a revolutionary, pharmaceutically- developed coating system. This delayed release technology allows the specific material it coates to release at a particular pH range. In fact, with this coating process, the resting digestion can take more than twice as long as other forms of non-coated protein, further enhancing the extended release capacity of Dymatize ELITE CASEIN XT.
Each serving of ELITE CASEIN XT. is delicious and satisfying. Due to the naturally hydroscopic nature of casein proteins, ELITE CASEIN XT. is noticeably thicker and smoother than other non-casein based products. ELITE CASEIN XT. is made from only protein sources with a PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid)of 1.0 (perfect score) or higher. With 24 grams of Casein-derived protein, and about 10 grams of BCAAs, Glutamine and Precursors teamed with the revolutionary NUTRATERIC coating, ELITE CASEIN XT. will help you achieve all your fitness goals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
BRAND: Dymatize Elite Casein
Dymatize Elite Casein
Elite Casein is Dyamtize’s entry into the Casein protein market. It’s a no frills product with a really short ingredient list, exactly what a smart consumer is looking for in a protein powder. You can expect out of this world flavoring, as with all dymatize proteins, and a price point that won’t break the bank.
A quick glance at the label shows that the product contains 24g of protein per serving, 1g of fat, and 5g of carbohydrates. There’s a bit of confusion with regards to the protein sources here, the label marketing claims ‘100% micellar casein’ however when you take a look at the ingredient list it clearly states two protein sources: ‘100% micellar casein, milk protein concentrate’.
This is not really a big deal in practice because milk protein concentrate consists of a ratio of 80% casein to 20% whey, and due to label regulations requiring that the ingredients be in order, there is more casein than milk protein concentrate in the product. This means we can deduce that the maximum possible amount of whey in the product is around 2-2.4g (one fifth of less than half of the 24g of protein).
The only other ingredients of note on the label is the digestive enzyme matrix containing protease, lactase, and lipase. These enzymes will aid in your bodies digestion of the product.
But does it taste good?
It’s the 21st century, flavoring has evolved, nobody wants to have to choke down a chalky gross tasting mess of a protein shake. Well you’re in luck, Dymatize is at the top when it comes to quality protein flavoring. This stuff tastes great. It’s currently available in 5 delicious flavors: Rich Chocolate, Smooth Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon Bun. A good friend of ours, personal trainer and fitness model CJ Woodruff swears by the Cinnamon Bun. We’re told he’ll have a great protein pudding recipe to share with us soon.
The only possible knock on the flavoring is the lack of new or unique flavors. Several competing companies are coming up with some incredible and creative flavors while Dymatize is sticking to the basics.
Casein is a great source of protein for a couple of reasons. There are several beneficial protein peptides found at high levels in Casein. It is a slow-digesting protein and provides a feeling of fullness and gradual flow of nutrients for an extended period.
Directions For Use
Use as directed on the label to supplement your daily protein needs. A couple of great uses for casein are for snacks, and before bed. Casein is slow-digesting and provides great satiety (measure of fullness) so it will help keep you full between meals, and keep nutrients flowing to your body overnight.
Side Effects of Casein Protein
Casein is generally well tolerated and is gluten-free. However every person is unique and if you are particularly lactose intolerant you should consider sticking with a whey protein isolate product such as Dymatize ISO 100. You should also careful review the label for any ingredients you are sensitive to, and talk over any potential concerns with your doctor.
Where To Buy
You’re almost always going to get a better price if supplements online instead of in retail stores, with no brick and mortar expenses to deal with, online stores can offer much more competitive pricing. On this page you’ll find a comparison of the prices available on this product to make sure you get the best bang for your buck.