100% Gold Standard Casein Protein (Natural) Overview
Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Natural Gold Standard Casein is a premium form of micellar casein protein, lightly sweetened with natural stevia extract. Each scoop provides a whopping serving of undenatured slow-absorbing casein protein with hardly any calories from fat or carbs. Casein protein is a favorite of both gainers and dieters for its powerful anabolic effect on hypertrophy throughout bulking periods and preservation of muscle during intense dieting.
Just like whey, casein is derived from milk protein but each protein is absorbed and utilized differently. Your body is able to digest whey protein quite rapidly, while casein forms a viscous gel in the digestive tract, allowing its amino acids to be absorbed over a much longer period, typically 4-8 hours. For this reason, casein protein is usually taken along with whey or at night to provide amino acids to hungry muscle cells over long periods of time, helping your body stay in a constant state of positive nitrogen retention. This allows your muscles to remain in a constant state of growth rather then periods of intermittent breakdown and rebuilding.
Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Natural Gold Standard Casein is made with 100% micellar casein, providing the absolute highest quality casein protein available. It also contains aminogen to help your body break down and utilize the casein proteins in the most efficient manner possible. If you’re looking for an ultra-premium natural casein supplement, ON delivers with 100% Natural Gold Standard Casein.
100% Gold Standard Casein Protein (Natural) Description from Optimum Nutrition
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 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.
|Serving Size: 37 grams|
Servings Per Container: 49
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories from Fat||10|
| ** 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.
Micellar Casein, natural flavor, honey powder, inulin, evaporated cane juice, salt, cellulose gum, lecithin.
Contains Milk and Soy (lecithin) ingredients.
SHAKER: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a powerful does of protein immediately after your workout. Just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Natural Casein to your shaker cup and then pour in 10-12 fl. oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
BLENDER: Add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard Natural 100% Casein to a blender filled with 10-12 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
SPOON STIRRED: If you forgot your shaker cup or just do not have time to get out the blender, you can just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard Natural 100% Casein to a glass filled with 10-12 oz of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.
Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance. Keep out of reach of children. Check with a qualified healthcare professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or under 18 years of age. Store in a cool, dry place, contents sold by weight not volume.