Sometimes slower is better – especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion, with Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein. While rapid protein absorption is desirable immediately before or after exercise, delayed release is probably more beneficial throughout the remainder of the day.
Casein proteins are pH sensitive and gel in the acidic environment of the stomach. As a result, it can take more than twice as long for caseins to be broken-down into their amino acid subcomponents than whey and other proteins. Because of their unique time-released qualities, caseins are aptly described as anti-catabolic or muscle-protecting proteins.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein is the World’s No. 1 and the industry’s first all-micellar Casein. Recommended for use in the evening, each great tasting, Gold Standard 100% Casein shake contains 24g of the purest protein, only 3g of carbohydrates, but just 0.5g of fat and no sugar. It’s also instantised to mix up easily, every time.
Container Size: 909g Serving Size: 1 scoop (33g) Servings Per Container: 27
Container Size: 1818g Serving Size: 1 scoop (33g) Servings Per Container: 55
Amount Per Serving:
Total Calories: 120 Protein: 24g Total Carbohydrates: 4g -Sugars: 1g -Dietary Fiber: 1g Fat: 1g -Saturates: 0.5g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 260mg
Protein Blend (Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate), Cocoa (processed with alkali), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Lecithin, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, Aminogen
Please Note: Nutritional facts and ingredients may vary slightly between flavours
Shaker: Just add 1 heaped scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a shaker filled with 300-350ml (10-12oz) 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 that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavour with slightly more body and sweetness, mix 1 heaped scoop with 240-300ml (8-10oz) of water, milk, or your favourite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 350-410ml (12-14oz) of liquid per scoop.
Spoon Stirred: Add 1 heaped scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a glass filled with 300-350ml (10-12oz) of cold water, milk, or your favourite beverage, then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds, or until powder is dissolved.
Blender: Add 1 heaped scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a blender filled with 300-350ml (10-12oz) of water, milk, or your favourite 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 fruit (strawberries, bananas, peaches etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients.
Stack Your Shake: By adding supplements like Micronized Creatine, Glutamine, and/or instantised BCAA powders, you can make Gold Standard 100% Casein™ an even more powerful recovery product