Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Gold Standard Chocolate Supreme Protein is slow-acting and aminogen enhanced. Sometimes slower is better - especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion. 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.
- Loaded with 100% Micellar Casein
- 24 grams of time-released protein per serving
- Contains Aminogen digestive enzymes to enhance utilization
- Over 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine)
- Nearly 5 grams of Glutamine & glutamine precursors in every scoop
- More than 5 grams of BCAAs
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 thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. By using only premium micellar casein, they've created a protein formula that's truly time-released.