The Bigger Picture of Casein Rapid protein use is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but delayed digestion and absorption may be beneficial at other times - including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for our Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. By using only premium micellar casein, we've created a protein formula that's truly time-released.
Beyond the basics:
Loaded with 100% Micellar Casein
24 grams of time-released protein per serving
Contain Aminogen® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization
Over 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine)
Nearly 5 grams of Glutamine & Glutamine precursors in every scoop
Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Contents sold by weight not volume.
Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein, Chocolate Supreme, 2 lb:
First time using this product. Tastes good, not chalky. Mixes easily in a shaker cup but tends to be thick. Using more milk solves the problem. I mix it with milk and have 2 shakes a day. I alternate with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey shakes taken after a meal and mixed the same way. Should have bought the larger size. This is THE best selling Casein protein at [@]
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Suggested use: Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day. Tip: Try using "slower" Gold Standard 100% Casein with "faster" proteins like Gold Standard 100% Whey or Pro Complex® at different times for maximum effectiveness. Take Gold Standard 100% Casein immediately before bed when and in between meals when delayed protein delivery is desired. Drink Gold Standard 100% Whey or Pro Complex® proteins before and immediately after workouts for a rapid "shot" of amino acids.
Using a shaker cup is the easiest and most convenient way to mix up a consistently great casein shake every time. Just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein to your shaker cup and then pour in 10-12 oz. of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Tip: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Casein by varying the amount of liquid you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix one heaping scoop with with 8-10 oz of water, milk or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 12-14 oz of liquid per scoop.
Blender: Add on heaping scoop of Gold Standard 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. Shake up your shake: By adding a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients. Stack your shake: By adding supplements like Micronized Creatine, Glutamine, Taurine and/or instantized BCAA powders, you can make Gold Standard 100% Casein an even more powerful recovery product.
Spoon stirred: If you forgot your shaker cup or just don't have time to get out the blender, you can just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 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.