Casein

Casein is a slow-release protein that provides amino acids to the body over a period of several hours. The high-quality protein ... Casein is a slow-release protein that provides amino acids to the body over a period of several hours. The high-quality protein is produced alongside whey, during cheese production. It contains all the essential amino acids, especially the BCAA's!

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Casein

Casein is the other form of protein, alongside whey, that is formed during cheese production. In fact, it makes up approximately 80% of cow milk proteins, while whey makes up the remainder. The main difference from whey is that it is insoluble, which means that it cannot dissolve in water very easily. (Source: Examine.com)


Casein is known as a slow-release protein that provides a long-lasting and steady supply of all the essential amino acids to your muscle tissues. This can support optimal muscle recovery and growth.


Key health aspects of casein  

Complete protein

Casein is one of the highest-quality protein sources available in the human diet. It contains all of the essential amino acids, including the three BCAA's of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These are known as the 'rate-limiting' amino acids that are crucial for the "switching-on" of the muscle-building process. 



Slow-release protein

While whey protein boasts a slightly better protein-synthetic effect (Source: NCBI), casein is widely-popular as a slow-release protein. Because of the poor-solubility, it takes longer to digest and enter the blood-stream. This means that several hours after consuming the protein, the muscle will still be receiving the essential amino acids. 


This makes the protein a fantastic night-time shake, especially for those that have difficulties with gaining lean mass. It can also be used as a between-meal shake, to provide a steady-state provision of amino acids between feedings. 


Bioactive Peptides

Casein is also a rich source of highly-bioactive peptides, which become active once broken-down, digested and fermented in the digestive tract. (Source: NCBI) These peptides may have a range of beneficial impacts in the body including antimicrobial, antioxidant and immune-supporting functions. (Source: NCBI)