Gold Standard 100% Casein is a slow-release protein powder by Optimum Nutrition.
It’s designed for consumption during parts of the day where quick-absorption isn’t required.
Optimum Nutrition was created in 1986, in the USA. They’re best known for their Gold Standard range which includes a bunch of supplements from protein powders to pre-workouts.
Like whey, another type of protein found in milk is casein protein.
Casein is absorbed super-slowly, making it less appropriate for post-workout consumption.
It is, however great for other times of the day – especially before bed.
Consuming it before bed time can significantly boost amino acid levels, as well as stimulate growth and repair during sleep (1).
Who Takes It?
Athletes who want to use a slow-digesting protein to meet their daily requirements will benefit from Gold Standard 100% Casein.
How to Take
Mix 1 heaped scoop (34g) with 300mL water or milk, and consume before bed or as desired.
Consuming large quantities of protein can worsen an existing liver or kidney condition.
- Great option for a pre-bedtime snack
- Big range of delicious flavours available.
- Doesn’t mix as nicely as whey.
Gold Standard 100% Casein is a great source of protein for late night consumption, or as part of a regular meal replacement.
Its slow digestion means you get a constant stream of amino acids for hours after it’s consumed.
There are heaps of flavour options available to keep everyone happy!