Articles on protein shake before bed?

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    Is there any research or opinion articles on protein intake beneficial before bed?

    Is there any supplements that will benefit me to take before bed?
     
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    Slow digesting protein (such as casein found in milk/cheese and usually found in cottage cheese for a lot of people) and maybe fats (because it slows the absorption rate).
     
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    Whey or Casein?

    whey is a waste..

    casein is great because of the slow absorbtion..
     
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    i hear whey + Milk since casein is in milk, correct?
     
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    Yes... but don't forget that whey is quickly absorbed and digested..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casein
     
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    So just down a glass of milk before bed?
     
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    I don't know that its enough.. I might not be the person to ask.

    I typically drink a casein shake.. ON 100% Casein with water... mixes a little weird, but its ~23g of casein in each schoop... whereas I think milk has only 6 or 7 if I remember correctly.
     
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    Does the casein taste like whey? Ive never had it before, might have to stop at Vitamin shop tomorrow..
     
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    Dairy products tend to produce an insulin spike which some people don't feel comfortable with (+ lactose intolerance for some!) while casein and whey powder don't produce it.
    There's also some sort of milk protein powder that's perfect since it has both fast and slow absorption protein.
     
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    Different consistancy.. I personally feel its a tad thicker.. I.e. when I make a whey shake, it's typically 18-20oz of water and 2-3 scoops.. When I make a casein shake, its 24-30oz of water and 1 scoop, and its still a little off..
     
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    I get a whey + fat shake before bed (flaxmeal, maybe some ground nuts, maybe just some almonds on the side, you could put olive oil or any kind or oil). Casein is wayyyy too costy in canada, I found some blends that weren't that expensive but the amount of casein wasn't certain (Syntrax Matrix 5.0...) and I didn't find a place where to buy milk protein powder in canada, which would have been perfect.
     
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    cottage cheese ftw!
     
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    You don't want milk before bed... unless you just trained 4-6 hours before going to sleep. Other than that you probably want a mix of protein + fat before bed. Milk has a high insulin index due to its simple sugars... not ideal before bed.

    Cottage cheese + some fat is ideal before bed... usually some fish oil, nuts, or flax oil with cottage cheese is what I will eat.
     
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