Slow-absorbing casein protein powder that is lactose-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.
- High protein content: 80%
- Only from casein protein sources
- 4.8 g BCAA per serving
- Slow absorption time
- Sweetened with stevia and sucralose
- No preservatives
Casein Zero contains only slow-absorbing protein - calcium caseinate and micellar casein - which provides your muscles with nutrients in the long-term. It is an excellent choice before going to bed or during a long trip, because the digestion of casein-based proteins can take up to 8 hours. The new formula is adequate even for people suffering from lactose intolerance.
Casein is high in the essential branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) and very high (higher than Whey) in L-Glutamine, the most abundant free amino acid in human blood. Casein protein contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass and also to the maintenance of normal bones.
This product’s milk proteins are so-called complete proteins, because they provide the body with all the necessary types of amino acids, including the 9 amino acids the body cannot synthesize and must be supplied by the diet (i.e. Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine).
Scientific studies into nutrient timing and protein types have provided us with tools to maximize training effects. The Casein milk protein is a slow-digesting type (as opposed to fast Whey proteins) that provides a sustained release of amino acids into the bloodstream possibly up to 7-8 hours.
Sometimes slower is better-especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion. While rapid protein absorption is desirable immediately before or after exercise, delayed release is probably more beneficial throughout the remainder of the day. Casein proteins are pH sensitive and gel in the acidic environment of the stomach. As a result, it can take more than twice as long for caseins to be broken-down into their amino acid subcomponents than whey and other proteins. Casein is the most abundant protein present in milk. It is considered a high quality protein because it is easily assimilated and it supplies sufficient quantities of amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body.
Another benefit is increased satiety (feeling of fullness or satisfaction). Casein exerts a slight pressure on the stomach walls. In effect, this pressure signals to the brain to stop eating because the stomach is full. Casein is the most slowly digested and absorbed type of protein. This helps create a "timed-release" effect, providing a steady stream of amino acids to your muscles over a long period of time. The net result is a greatly enhanced anti-catabolic environment which is much more friendly to growth and recovery.
Bodybuilders and athletes looking to build lean muscle, prevent muscle breakdown, and reduce recovery times, and individuals interested in improving the quality of their sleep can greatly benefit from casein.
Additional studies, though not as influential, have indicated casein may lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels at the same time. In people whose immune systems were weakened by illness or disease, casein appears to demonstrate anti-viral and immune system-enhancing properties. Casein has even been linked to decreases in inflammatory factors in cardiovascular disease.
Get ready for the party with the protein product Casein Zero and take good care of your muscles.
We Recommend Casein Zero If:
- You are looking for an excellent source of protein; thanks to its protein content, the product contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and bone health as well as to muscle growth
- You want to take a protein source after your evening training or between meals
- You have a fast metabolism as this product is absorbed slowly
- You look for a protein product to put in your diet before going to sleep
- Suffer from lactose intolerance
- You are celiac
Why Do We Need Proteins?
Proteins are one of the most important building blocks of the body and are macromolecules made up of amino acids produced by our body or obtained from external sources, such as diet and supplements, which we need to ensure the daily nutritional needs. These molecules allow us to maintain muscles during training and diets and in everyday life. We need more protein if we train regularly, especially with weights, if we want to increase muscle mass and after a certain age.
Why Is It Useful To Take A Protein Supplement?
A quick and highly efficient way to get protein is to rely on a supplement. All we need is a protein powder, a shaker, some water or milk. Protein powders are easy to digest and unlike large quantities of meat do not cause acidification. Protein powders can come from milk or animal sources, from plants or a combination of these. They can be rapidly absorbed (30-40 minutes), moderate (1-2 hours) or slow (more than 2 hours).
Mix 1 serving (30 g, 1 flat measuring spoon = 2 heaping spoons) of powder with 450 ml water. Drink before bedtime. Use a shaker in order to obtain a smooth texture.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (30g)
Servings Per Container: 75