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.
Beyond the basics
- 24 g of Highly Anti-Catabolic MICELLAR CASEIN
- 10 g of BCAAs, Glutamine, and Glutamine Precursors per Scoop
- AMINOGEN Enhanced
- Note: Nutritional Profile Varies Slightly By Flavour
Directions: Add one serving (32g or 33g depending on flavor) to 10-12oz of your preferred beverage. shake for 20-30 seconds
Nutrition Facts: These here are the correct facts for “Creamy Vanilla” but the “Chocolate Supreme” are really the same:
Flavors Tried: Chocolate Supreme and Creamy Vanilla
First thoughts: Smelt nice and mixed easily, also looks OK
Appearance: Looks like any other milk shake!
Taste: Very nice for both, I liked the Creamy Vanilla more but the Chocolate Supreme was also great, there was no nasty after taste and the flavors are very moreish so I looked forward to my last meal of the day (when I had my casein shake)
Smell: I loved the smell of the Chocolate Supreme and the Creamy Vanilla was even better, so nice and very mesmerizing!
Texture: As I have found with most caseins you get that slight powdery texture to the drink while you drink it, with this casein I also that powdery texture, it wasn’t as bad as I have had with some products on the market and it didn’t really bother me.
Pros: A great tasting low calorie drink, this casein doesn’t contain to many carbohydrates or fats, you can tell that ON have tried to aim at just protein but keeping a great taste.
Cons: I couldn’t find any, and I would be surprised if anyone could!
Product Link: Optimum Nutrition Casein