SUSTAINED RELEASE PROTEIN
THE CASEIN ADVANTAGE
Faster digesting amino acids are desirable immediately before and after exercise, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times – including bedtime and in between meals. Compared to some other proteins, Casein Protein can take more than twice as long to digest. Casein is separated from milk through an ultrafiltration process.
Casein is dairy protein and accounts for almost 80% of all proteins found in cow's milk. It has a very rich pool of amino acids, almost identical to whey protein, which is a byproduct of cheese. When ingested, casein forms a clot in the stomach which slows down the rate of gastric emptying, which affects the rate at which amino acids are absorbed into the blood stream. In other words, because of this clot, the casein takes longer to be digested in the stomach, which slows down the amount of amino acids being released into the small intestine where they are absorbed. This slow and steady flow of amino acids creates a prolonged benefit. This makes casein the ideal protein supplement to take when going to bed, or when you know you will be going prolonged periods without the opportunity to refuel.