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Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein Optimum Nutrition
100% Casein Protein
Ideal for Between Meals and Before Bed to Feed Muscles and Fuel Recovery

8.5/10 12 reviews

Description

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. Casein is the most abundant protein present in milk. It is considered a high quality protein because it is easily assimilated and it supplies sufficient quantities of amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body.

Another benefit is increased satiety (feeling of fullness or satisfaction). Casein exerts a slight pressure on the stomach walls. In effect, this pressure signals to the brain to stop eating because the stomach is full. Casein is the most slowly digested and absorbed type of protein. This helps create a "timed-release" effect, providing a steady stream of amino acids to your muscles over a long period of time. The net result is a greatly enhanced anti-catabolic environment which is much more friendly to growth and recovery.

Bodybuilders and athletes looking to build lean muscle, prevent muscle breakdown, and reduce recovery times, and individuals interested in improving the quality of their sleep can greatly benefit from casein.
Casein Research
Perhaps the most interesting kernel on casein to come from the scientific community is the Boirie study, which found that casein managed about a 31% increase in protein synthesis (to whey's 68%)... but also reduced whole-body protein degradation (catabolism) by 34%. More importantly, researchers found that casein contributed to a positive nitrogen balance an average of 7 hours after ingestion.

The Biorie study has since spurred further research of casein. Another study looked at the effect casein might have on body composition when used as part of a 12-week weight-training program. Participants were separated into two groups, each of which maintained a balanced diet including 75 grams of protein per day. The difference was in the sources of protein used: while the first group relied on whey-based drinks to reach their daily protein requirements, the second group made use of milk protein isolates (80% casein, 20% whey). At the end of the study, the milk protein isolate group had lost more fat (15.4 lbs. vs. 9.2 lbs.), gained more lean mass (9 lbs. vs. 4.4 lbs.), and gained more upper and lower body strength than the whey group.

Additional studies, though not as influential, have indicated casein may lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels at the same time. In people whose immune systems were weakened by illness or disease, casein appears to demonstrate anti-viral and immune system-enhancing properties. Casein has even been linked to decreases in inflammatory factors in cardiovascular disease.

Customer Review

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oscar

14-06-2015 09:52:54
9.5
Optimum Nutrition has become my go-to for all things protein powder and its 100% Casein Protein is not going to change that. It mixes well into water and milk in a standard shaker. The "Cookies and Cream" flavor mixed into a little almond milk had become a favorite in my household.
best casein protein out there. I also like strawberry flavor too. I wish i got the a 4 lb version because the 2 lb goes way too quick due to my consumption
Paul

01-04-2015 21:18:52
10
I have tried this product in the past in the banana flavor, this is a very high quality casein from a trusted reputable brand it stacks well with gold standard whey post workout and this post bed to provide a constant supply of amino acids to the muscles.

The texture is thicker than whey which is to be expected from a casein based product but it mixes flawlessly also the banana flavour is not overpowering or sickly like some other brands versions which makes it easy to use on a regular basis without getting sick of.

When i used to use this before sleep i noticed less DOMS the next day and also less hunger in the morning recovery was more improved.

10/10 great quality milk based casein product that is more versatile than whey and makes great protein dessert that is very filling and great as a pre bed snack.

Jarvis

16-03-2015 23:20:20
9.5
I don't feel the need for to spend money casein protein products, even though I have tried this product and it's brilliant, it's useful for slow digestion of orotein for recovery trough the night and it can also useful for a late night drink hit before bed or even a a quick and convenient Wayne getting in calories that you missed throughout the enitire day. As it's an ON product of course it mixes smoothly really quickly and tastes great.
Hudd

17-11-2014 12:24:46
6.5
ON's 100% Casein Protein is one of the most reasonably priced casein protein supplements on the market. If you're an avid fan of their whey protein, it's worth giving this one a shot.

I'll end on a pleasant note: from time to time you may find that consuming a protein supplement will initiate the escape of foul and unpleasant odors from one of your body's orifices. If you ever suffer from this affliction, try taking another brand and/or form of protein.

Even if you're happy with the results of a particular brand/form of protein, it's probably best to rotate your supplements (just as its important to have a wide variety of foods in your diet) to keep your body from adjusting to one form of protein.
Rob

09-11-2014 14:06:37
10
Just had my first shake using this brand and wow the reviews were right the best tasting protein I have ever attested without a doubt. I have tried it is definately the best.

Great value for money in every way just macros amazing taste and decent servings per tub.

I would recommend this product to anybody looking to preserve muscle whilst you sleep and have a sweet treat. claims are it is the best tasting protein and it sure is.
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Additional description


896 - 908 grams

28 Servings
£1.09 per serving

 
 
50+ In stock

Chocolate Supreme

940 100% Casein Protein, Chocolate Supreme - 908 grams
£30.45
 
 
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Cookies and Cream

1275 100% Casein Protein, Cookies and Cream - 896 grams
£30.45
 
 
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Creamy Vanilla

941 100% Casein Protein, Creamy Vanilla - 908 grams
£30.45
 
 
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Strawberry Delight

21689 100% Casein Protein, Strawberry Delight - 896 grams
£30.45

1818 grams

59 Servings
£0.81 per serving

 
 
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Banana Cream

1009 100% Casein Protein, Banana Cream - 1818 grams
£47.99
 

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1010 100% Casein Protein, Chocolate Supreme - 1818 grams
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Creamy Vanilla

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Nutrition Facts

Optimum Nutrition
100% Casein Protein, Chocolate Supreme - 908 grams
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Heaping Scoop
Servings Per Container: 29
  Amount
Per Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 120
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 23 g
Calcium 450 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Aminogen 23 mg
Typical Amino Acid Profile per serving
Alanine 636 mg
Arginine 830 mg
Methionine 617 mg
Aspartic Acid 1523 mg
Phenylalanine 1096 mg
Cystine 76 mg
Proline 2320 mg
Glutamine 4744 mg
Serine 1338 mg
Glycine 489 mg
Threonine 996 mg
Histidine 659 mg
Tryptophan 280 mg
Isoleucine 1257 mg
Tyrosine 811 mg
Leucine 2040 mg
Valine 1542 mg

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Other ingredients: Protein Blend (Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate), Cocoa (processed with alkali), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose.

Recommended use: Use ON 100% Casein Protein first thing in the morning, immediately before bed, in place of small meals, and/or any other time when delayed protein absorption is desired. To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Unit type: Powder
Total weight: 1.1000 kg
Product EAN: 748927024234
Product ID (SKU): P940
Availability: 50+

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