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Micellar Casein Protein Powder Australia
Casein is one of the two proteins found in dairy milk. It is a popular source of animal protein for sportspeople and others who are looking for a lean protein. If you are looking for a protein to help with muscular recovery after punishing workouts, the slow-release casein is a good choice. BodyScience is a leading sports nutrition company in Australia offering dietary supplements with this powerful protein. You can have it delivered anywhere in Australia.
What is casein protein made of?
Dairy milk contains two types of proteins; casein and whey. Casein is the larger component, at about 80%. Casein is a whole-body protein, meaning it has all the essential amino acids needed by the human body.
Casein protein powder is refined from milk by drying out the liquid part of it and separating the fats. The resulting powder is high in protein, with one scoop (33 grams) containing 24 grams of pure protein, 1 gram of fat and 3 grams of carbs.
There are two types of casein protein powder;
- Micellar casein protein
- Casein hydrolysate
It is common to find the names micellar casein protein powder and casein protein powder used interchangeably by different dietary supplement brands. It is usually packaged as a thick textured powder, or as part of a supplementary package.
Micellar protein is more popular as a dietary supplement because it is a ‘time-release’ protein meaning it is digested slowly, giving your body more time to absorb more amino acids. Casein protein is also anti-catabolic. This means that it helps the body to synthesise proteins even when there are no sources of protein, and the body is breaking down fat cells to provide energy. This slows down the breakdown of muscle tissue.
What are the benefits of casein protein?
High-performance athletes and bodybuilders have a liking for casein protein because of its potency in developing lean mass. It is a whole protein supplying your body with amino acids it cannot synthesise. It has high levels of the amino acid leucine which is crucial in muscle protein synthesis. This is crucial when trying to achieve higher performance because more lean muscle mass produces more explosiveness and power.
Casein protein’s anti-catabolic properties sustain lean mass even during workouts when the body is likely to break down its proteins. Casein protein is very good at developing type-2 muscle fibre.
Casein contains the crucial BCAA amino acids that are crucial to repairing damaged cells, as well as synthesising new muscle protein. One serving contains about 7 grams of BCAAs which is the highest in animal proteins. This translates to quicker recoveries from sports injuries. More muscle mass is more resistant to stress and strain which lowers the risk of injuries when doing long and strenuous workouts.
Antibacterial and immune benefits
Casein has compounds that have antibacterial properties and also reduce blood pressure.
Amino acids in casein lower triglyceride levels in the blood by up to 22%. Lowered blood sugars come with several benefits including lowered risk to type-2 diabetes.
Lowered free radicals
Casein contains compounds with antioxidants that are effective in destroying free radicals. These radicals are the molecules that cause mutation in body cells, which in turn causes inflammation and cancerous tumours.
Higher sports performance
Lean muscle gain is very important for high-performance athletes like sprinters and martial artists. It translates to higher explosiveness and power. It is also important for endurance athletes like marathoners, who suffer from high muscle wear and tear.
Accelerated Weight loss
Growth of muscle mass raises basal metabolic rate (BMR) which means that the body is burning more calories at rest, and achieves higher calorie burn when working out.
When should you take casein protein?
Casein is best for post-recovery supplementation when the body needs more proteins for repairing tear and wear in the muscles and tendons, as well as creating more muscle fibre. Many athletes take casein when going to bed, or on weekends. This allows ‘slow-release’ casein to work best.
Casein is absorbed in around 6 grams per hour which means a serving with 24 grams of pure protein can be absorbed in around 4 hours, and 2 scoops the whole night.
How do you take casein protein?
Some people simply eat it as it is. You can make it into a smooth paste by mixing one or two scoops (25-50 grams) with 500 ml of water. You can blend it for better consistency. You can add some ice, bananas and chocolate to make a tasty casein vegan smoothie. Some people combine it with whey for a whey casein mix giving the best of both.
BodyScience casein protein powder comes in different flavours, and as part of supplementary packages containing other dietary supplements in vitamins, minerals and enzymes for a full dietary package.
Casein protein supplements should not be substituted for meals. You should take this supplement alongside your normal meal portions for best results.
How does casein protein taste?
Casein protein powder has a neutral taste in its raw unflavored form. Casein protein Australia offers are usually flavoured with vanilla or smoothies for a more pleasant taste.
Which is better: casein or whey?
The main difference between these two dairy proteins is their digestion periods. Whey is digested faster, which causes a faster peak in protein levels in the body. Casein is digested slower, delaying the peak, but maintaining it for longer, which sustains the net protein levels for longer.
What is the recommended serving for Casein protein?
A standard scoop is considered as 25-30 grams. A single scoop can have 22-25 grams of pure protein. People engaging in high levels of physical activity can have two servings per day. Casein protein is an animal protein and taking more than the body requires can lead to protein allergies.
How is Micellar Casein Protein packaged?
BodyScience Micellar Casein Protein is packaged as part of supplementary packages weighing 900 grams.
How do I buy casein protein powder?
You can buy casein protein powder Australia online using your credit or debit card, as well as PayPal. You can also use AfterPay to pay for your purchase in instalments. Delivery is done to any part of Australia; Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and wherever else you may be.
Would you like to know about this wonderful protein source? Contact the Body Science team for a friendly chat.