What is Casein?
Just like whey, Casein is derived from curdled milk; however, the liquid from the curdling results in Whey and the curds are casein. Casein makes up about 80% of the protein in milk. Just like Whey, it’s loaded with all the essential amino acids that our body needs.
What is the benefit of drinking casein ?
Casein is considered a slow-digesting protein because it keeps the protein in the digestive tract for up to 8 hours. How does it do that? Casein has a tendency to curdle in the stomach and as it slowly breaks down it continually releases amino acids down the digestive tract.
When is the best time to take Casein?
Even though casein is recommended to be used as a night time protein snack, it can technically be used at any time of the day. It’s thick consistency makes it a great filling and satisfying low carb snack throughout the day. In addition, with small amounts of water or almond milk, it’ll turn into a great “pudding-like” consistency and make a great dessert.
Can I use Casein as a meal replacement?
I can’t be considered a meal replacement as it does not have adequate fuel sources such as carbs or fats; however, it can be combined with ProFood a low glycemic carb or MCT oil, MCT powder if you are on a carb-restricted diet.
Is Casein diabetic friendly?
Casein is low sugar, low carb product, which will not trigger an insulin spike, hence, it’s safe to take amongst diabetic consumers. However, keep in mind that large amounts of protein (e.g. 2 scoops casein at one time) may cause an insulin response. Hence, using it in moderation is key amongst diabetics.