Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein Review
What if you could gain muscle while sleeping?
It might not make sense, but…
a slow digesting protein can be great for you.
It’s not obvious at first, especially when you’re used to getting protein to your muscles right after a workout. That’s a great time to start promoting muscle growth, but the window of opportunity is small.
What if there was a way to trickle in the muscle building protein over a few hours? If you’re sleep 6-8 hours a day, why not make that time as anabolic as possible?
Enter Casein Protein
Unlike whey protein which your body can quickly absorb, casein protein takes much longer to absorb. We’re talking hours here.
Casein is pH sensitive – this means that when it hits your stomach, it combines together into a gel that is harder to digest. Most other proteins start to break apart in the stomach acid though.
Once it hits your digestive track, it’s going to be slowly broken down and absorbed over time. So as you sleep, your body will keep getting protein.
What’s In It?
ON has a great profile on this casein. 24grams per scoop, with a killer amino acid composition. It’s also very calcium rich owing to it’s two types of casein proteins – one of which is calcium caseinate.
Only 1 gram of fat.
I’m a fan of ON – I like their flavors and protein quality. I’ve never been let down by getting gassy or indigestion from them either.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to add a good nighttime protein, this is the place to start.