100% Gold Standard Casein Protein Overview
Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Gold Standard Casein is an ultrapure form of micellar casein protein. Each serving provides a huge serving of undenatured muscle-building casein protein with hardly any calories from fat or carbs. Casein is a favorite of both gainers and dieters for its anabolic effects on muscle growth throughout gaining phases and preservation of muscle during dieting phases.
Casein and whey are both derived from milk protein, and each is absorbed and utilized in an entirely different manner. Whey is broken down and absorbed rather quickly after consumption while casein forms a viscous gel in the digestive tract, allowing the component amino acids to be absorbed over a much longer period. Whey is usually taken immediately after a workout to take advantage of its fast absorption while casein is typically taken during other times, especially at night or a couple of hours before a planned workout. This allows amino acids to be delivered during and after workouts and also while you’re asleep, ensuring optimal nitrogen retention in muscles during these important times of recovery.
100% Gold Standard Casein protein can also be taken anytime to provide a consistent stream of anabolic amino acids into the bloodstream, maximizing both hypertrophy and muscular recovery. Optimum Nutrition has set the standard in quality protein, and their 100% micellar casein is no exception.
100% Gold Standard Casein Protein Description from Optimum Nutrition
Slow-Digesting Protein for Overnight Muscle Recovery
Casein, a slower digesting and absorbing protein can be used after exercise, between meals or before bed to help support satiety and muscle recovery. GOLD STANDARD 100% CASEIN delivers BCAAs to recovering muscles for several hours. By using only premium micellar casein as a protein source, we've created a protein powder that sets the GOLD STANDARD for slow digesting protein support.
WHY GOLD STANDARD 100% CASEIN?
-Packed with 24 grams of slow digesting premium micellar casein protein to support muscle recovery.
-A slow digesting protein may be used to support muscle recovery at times you go without food such as while you sleep or between meals.
-9 grams of naturally occurring Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) to support muscle recovery.
|Serving Size: 33 grams
Servings Per Container: 25
||% Daily Value**
|--Includes 1g Added Sugars
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Contains: Milk and Soy.
Micellar Casein, Cookie Crumbs (Sugar, Rice Flour, Cocoa Powder [Processed with Alkali], Canola Oil, Salt), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Gum Blend (Guar Gum, Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum), Sunflower and/or Soy Lecithin, Magnesium Oxide, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate.
-33 grams: about 1 scoop casein protein powder
-10-12 fl oz: cold water, milk or other beverage
-30 seconds: stir, shake or blend until dissolved
For best results, mix up your shake 30-60 minutes before bed, or have it between meals as an anytime snack in your balanced, high-protein diet.
Use 8-10 fl oz for a thicker consistency and 12-14 fl oz for a thinner consistency.
Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight control.
Store in a cool, dry place.