Protein supplements are the most criticized and most researched dietary supplements or performance aids in the world. Basically, the implication is that supplemental protein can’t do anything at all in regards to performance and that sufficient protein (sources from meat, chicken, and fish) can be consumed just to meet the body’s needs.
Protein supplements can be broken down into the following:
Post workout (Whey and simple carbohydrate)
If you opted for a protein supplement as a meal replacement or pre-bedtime drink, I highly recommend Optimum Nutrition Casein.
Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein is the first, and best, all-micellar casein. Compared to whey protein, it can take longer for micellar casein to be broken down into amino and subcomponents; although rapid digestion is desirable after the workout, slower digestion is more optimum between meals and before bedtime.
Let’s go beyond the basics:
ON 100% Casein is a best-selling Micellar Casein
Each serving contains 24g of Slow-Digesting Micellar Casein
Contains up to 5g of BCAA Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine per serving
Up to 5g of Glutamine & Glutamic Acid per serving
ON 100% Casein is unlike any other protein supplement, mainly because it doesn’t give you the feeling of a full stomach, which makes it a perfect protein solution before bedtime. Every serving contains 120 calories, 1g of fat, 2 net carbs, and 24g of protein. Bodybuilders who are fond of using whey protein supplements found this to be a very good addition to their stacking. One gym goer recalls that he takes Casein along with his Scivation Xtend and ON 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein after every workout.
In terms of being a meal replacement agent, it does its best to help you avoid feeling hungry during the middle of the day or after a heavy workout, making it a good supplement if you’re watching your weight.
From the other brands of Casein proteins in the market, ON Gold Standard 100% Whey stands out from the rest as the best Micellar Casein protein around.