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Optimum Nutrition has a 30-year history of setting higher standards for quality. Each shake mixes up easily in a shaker cup, and tastes consistently good, shake after shake.
Benefits of Casein
The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of muscle mass. Casein protein can deliver Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) to recovering muscles for up to 8 hours.
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 tend to 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 blending premium micellar and calcium caseins, we've created a protein formula that's truly time-released. Typical Amino Acid Profile (Miligrams Per Serving): Essential Amino Acids (EAAs):Tryptophan 292, Valine 1609, Threonine 1039, Isoleucine 1312, Leucine 2129, Lysine 1822, Phenylalanine 1144, Methionine 644. Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs): Arginine 866, Cystine 79, Tyrosine 846, Histidine 688, Proline 2421, Glutamine & Precursors 4950. Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs): Aspartic Acid 1589, Serine 1396, Glycine 510, Alanine 664.
Directions of Use: 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. BLENDER: Add one 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. 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 you favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.
Ingredients: Micellar Casein, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Inulin, Salt, Lecithin, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, Aminogen, FD&C Yellow No. 5.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Allergen Information: Contains Milk, Soy (Lecithin), And Wheat Ingredients.