casein vs whey

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  1. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    just started using ON Casein protein and i must say, the gas and liquid shit is minimal. can i replace whey with casein????
     
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    Casein dominant shakes PWO have been found to be better for muscle gain in the long run than whey dominant shakes... try doing a blend of both PWO with casein being in excess.

    As for supplementing during the day, i don't see why you couldn't repalce whey with casein. I just hate how clumpy ON whey gets, im seriously thinking of just throwing out the rest of it.
     
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    :werd: a blend is best
     
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    what's a good one?
     
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    not many out there really if you don't count MRP's which also contain carbs and fats. You can buy casein and buy whey and mix it yourself. you can make your own at trueprotein.com or proteinfactory.com.

    or there are a few blend products out there, like Syntrax Matrix, but they won't release the contents of their blend so you don't really know how much of what you are getting.
     
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    Casein protein is a slow digesting protein, found mainly in milk. Whey protein will remain in the digestive track for up to 4 hours. Whereas, casein protein will remain in the digestive track for 7 to 8 hours. Hence the reason people will use casein protein at night to sustain protein avalibility throughtout your sleep.

    Casein protein can also be used in the morning, say with/after breakfast, to increase satiety and control hunger throughout the day.

    As for replacing all of your protein with casein protein, I would advise against it. Number one, whey protein has a higher bioavailability, reaching the blood stream quicker, making it better suited for either your pre or post workout shake. Also, number 2, taking too much casein protein can clog the digestive track, and as I said increase satiety. Which could make it hard for you to eat all the food necessary to reach your daily caloric goals.

    If you are dieting, the reverse holds true. It would be idle to help you maintain even protein uptake and control hunger throughout the day and in between meals. But it would still not be advisable as a pre/post workout shake.
     
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    Thanks for the info fellas...
     
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    I saw a scientific paper showing that people who used milk protein blend put on more muscle mass when compared to a group taking only whey.
    Whey could be nice around the workouts but by eating mnay times a day, there should be sufficient amino acids in the free amino acid pool to prevent muscle catabolism. BCAAs would help that too.
     
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