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Since whey rapidly increases protein synthesis and casein blocks protein breakdown, a combination of both would be ideal. That's why I take Whey protein (also from ON) in the morning and 2 scoops of Casein protein as a post-workout meal after my workout everyday. Casein is a slow digesting protein, thus, stays in body longer and works longer that's why it's often taken before bed (bed (if your goal is to build muscle and potentially gain weight) to build new muscles tissues and promote lean muscles grow. Not to mention, it also repairs broken-down muscle fibers after a workout while you sleep. So far, ON products work best for me because I can feel and see how my body changes through times. I've tried other bands but nothing beats this.
Gold Standard is by far the most beneficial protein powder for my needs. It provides the most protein per calorie, and is great for people exercising to lose weight. I previously used the whey powder, but even a double dose left me hungry. The casein powder is thick and fills me up with just one scoop. If i drink one for breakfast, I'm not hungry for about 6 hours. So far, I have tried the chocolate peanut butter and cookies and cream. Both taste great and mix well with unsweetened unflavored almond milk. The only thing to consider is that you will need a blender bottle or something similar to fully mix this.
This was the missing link to my nutrition. I was always extremely sore for days after an intense workout, was getting a whey shake in after, and was eating a lot of protein, what I didn't realize was that I was going getting sore overnight because I wasn't eating before bed. Enter casein, this protein isn't digested quickly so it provides more available protein over an extended period of time, meaning that while I sleep, my muscles can continue to rebuild instead of running out of available proteins to synthesize and prolonging the soreness. This has seriously cut my muscle recovery times down by at least 2 days from heavy sets. If you aren't using casein as a part of your supplement stack and you're sore for what seems like forever after leg day...get some.
Don't eat after 9? Why you ask? You'll turn into a gremlin! I jest.In my case, Casein protein and Whey protein was primarily consumed after strength training in the morning. You can consume Casein specifically prior to bed. You won't sleep hungry and your body will not catabolize on your muscles from the workout. As they say in the bodybuilding community, "you won't lose your gainz!"Preferred choice of liquid is Almond Milk. Whole Milk is great, too!
I used to drink whey protein and pre-work out powders and all that junk, and really what I learned after bodybuilding for a long time is whey protein is a gimmick and most pre-workouts are too. Whey digests so fast that you barely get any into your system, realistically maybe 20-30% for what you consume with the rest coming out with your post-coffee morning constitutional. That means if you consume 200 grams, you might get 40-60 into you, and the rest comes out as gas and greasy brown. No thanks! With Casein you get 80-90% of what you consume and it digests really slowly, which means the best time to consume is right before bed. When sleeping your metabolism slows down and helps digest more of the casein resulting is less waste and not greasy brown or gas later, AND results in your body having protein to consume instead of large muscle group scavenging. That means you KEEP YOUR GAINS! 10 years ago I was 130 pound and had a goal of gaining 100 pounds of muscle. All that whey and so on and I still had noodle arms after 2 years of following Arnold's Modern Guide to Bodybuilding workout and diet plan. Only after changing from whey to casein did I really start to gain... and gain I did! At the same 12% bodyfat I was when I was 130 pounds, I am now 247 pounds. That's all muscle gain! I accomplished my 100 pounds of muscle gain on year 3 btw. Only this summer did I decide it was time to see how far I can go and in the last 2 months I'm up 17 more pounds to that 247 I weighed in at today, and 11% bodyfat. Same diet, same exercises, just increased my casein intake. I get O N Gold Standard because it's the best tasting of all the brands and if I forget to order more I can just pick it up at the local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe. Chocolate or Strawberry are absolutely amazing tasting! No chalkyness and it mixes well in cold milk even without the metal blender ball inside your shaker bottle. So forget Whey, Casein in the WAY!