So you want to score some powder and you heard that this “Casein” is pretty good. You start doing some research and all of the sudden you are bombarded with stuff like “slow release”, “night protein” and whatnot. And by the time you’re done, you already decided to ask the gym meathead in the “one day, you may” wife beater stringer to score you some Tren instead.
Don’t hop on the sauce train just yet, we’re here to help. We’ll tell you everything you really need to know about protein — specifically casein. So sit down, get comfy and start reading.
Why Casein Protein Is Good For You
First thing’s first — we gotta go straight to the source of all dairy based proteins; the cow.
Cows give you milk which is rich in protein. Then that milk goes into various filtration processes and gets divided into various other dairy products, such as cheese.
After the cheese is made, you’re left with a factory by-product called whey. I know, all those fancy supplement labels don’t seem so glamorous now, knowing whey is basically glorified industrial waste. Whey is made out of two kinds of protein, whey protein (20%) and casein (80%). Which brings us to our first point.
This is the most common protein there is on the market. It gets into your muscles quickly, it has all nine essential BCAAs, and you buy it by the pound like the protein junkie that you are. Whey is to gym freaks as cocaine is to drug addicts. Unless you are lactose intolerant or a hardcore vegan, you’ll consume whey. Whether it is by drinking milk or drinking it in a protein shake, you consume it.
FINALLY, we get to talk about the main reason you’re here — casein. Casein is the more prominent protein in milk, which kinda raises the question why is it so damn pricey! Moving along, casein is a slow releaser, meaning when it hits your stomach, it releases slowly.
It doesn’t just run through your body like whey. It kinda sticks there and releases its nutrients over a long period of time. Up to seven hours to be exact, slowing the digestion process. Which is why it’s so often recommended to be consumed before bedtime because unless you are five years old, you don’t usually crap in your pants overnight.
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1. Stays In Your System for Longer
This is a benefit because it means your body gets fed nutrients over a longer period of time. It’s like a post-operation IV drip, that over a period of hours slowly releases all the beneficial and essential vitamins and minerals. Same goes for casein, it releases the amino acids into your blood stream at a more steady pace over a longer period.
2. Helps You Lose Fat
Since it stays in your system over a longer period, it makes you feel full and suppresses your appetite. It also helps promote fat loss. Fat loss is induced by the fact that protein is a thermogenic nutrient. And the fact that casein takes a while to digest means that more calories are being used to digest it.
3. Helps You Grow Muscle
Going back to point one, since it releases the amino acids into your bloodstream at a slower pace over a longer period of time, it feeds your muscles longer and makes them grow. Because of the slow-release mechanism of casein, your muscles are constantly being fed with branched chain amino acids, thus resulting in more lean muscle gains.
4. Strengthens Your Bones and Teeth
Yep, casein can even help you with that! There have been studies that show consuming casein can help boost teeth enamel, which in return helps in reducing acid erosion. Staying away from soft drinks may also prove to be beneficial, but combining that with casein will allow you have pearly whites that could bite clean through a bar of steel.