The True Strength of Casein 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 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
The Best All-Micellar Casein
24 Grams of Time-Released Protein per Serving
Contains 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
Typical Amino Acid Profile (milligrams per serving)
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs)
Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
Glutamine & Precursors
Manufactured in USA
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Contains milk, soy (lecithin), and wheat ingredients. 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, Cookie Dough, 2 lbs:
This protein is the best that I have ever tasted. I Love it right before bed and it keeps me from waking up hungry during the middle of the night. I work out 6-7 days a week with weight and cardio training, this protein definitely helps with my recovery.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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 a shaker cup filled with 10-12 oz of our preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Tip: Adjust the intensity by carying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix on heaping scoop 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 one heaping scoop 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 (strawberries, bananas, peaches, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients. Stake up 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 post-workout recovery product. Spoon stirred: If you forgot your shaker cup or 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. 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 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.