Question about Casein Protein

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  1. Searcher

    Searcher New Member

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    Has anyone seen direct gains from taking a casein protein at night before bed......

    I am just starting this with a single scoop of 25g of casein protein before bed each night......Hoping it helps........
     
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    seriously , it would be pretty hard to attribute specific gains to just caesin protein before bed. All other variables would need to be held constant.

    However, I think it would be very beneficial for you to continue to do so.
     
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    I asked the question because I have never taken a whey supplement religiously before bed.....I have read that taking a casein protein before bed allows your body to have necessary protein in your system while you are sleeping in order to rebuild muscle without having to breakdown other muscle for the healing process....Considering this I thought possibly you would see a difference in size or weight after awhile due to the fact you had more protein in your body being available for recovery at the proper time then normal....Currently I have 3 shakes a day at 56g whey protein, 2 meals and now I am adding my fourth shake at night which will be 50g casein protein....

    I am hoping to attribute some gains in size or weight to the added protein at night for recovery.
     
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    I picked up a 2 lbs bottle of "24 hour" protein from GNC (ya ya i know). Basically I just wanted some casein cause I was tired of eating cottage cheese every night.

    Anyways, I'm pretty sure I can feel a difference. I'd buy more.
     
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    Think about it.. You eat every 3 hours or so during the day to flood your body with protein, and other nutrients. This is to help prevent catabolism and help growth and repair..

    So when you sleep 6-8+ hours at night, you're missing meals. Whey is quickly digested (20 minutes+?) and quickly used. Casein, however, is slowly digested and helps to offset the missing meals. Also good during the day if you're going to be longer then 2-3 hours in between meals.

    http://www.1fast400.com/a36_Casein_Profile.html

    Someone correct me if I was wrong on any points..
     
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    no most of you said is right... BUT its HIGHLY doubtful anyone is going to lose any gains or size bc they go to bed without their casein protein everynight lol
     
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    Oh, I agree... but why risk any loss..

    At least thats how I look at it!
     
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    The reality is you arn't risking much of anything
     
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    Ok from what I have researched even more since making this thread you are actually missing alot because the recovery time is the most important time for your body to have nutrients.......I will see over the next month how this helps me as far as physical looks and strength.......
     
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