The Protein You Need
One Casein® is a delicious, naturally creamy protein, derived from ultrafiltered milk. That means we’ve separated the casein from the milk, and held back only a small amount of carbohydrates, fat, and lactose. That’s not the only thing that makes One Casein® special, though. It also digests slowly, which helps you keep that full feeling longer. Unlike other proteins, One Casein® takes a while to absorb, providing a steady flow of amino acids that promote muscle recovery and prevent your muscles from breaking down.
What exactly is casein protein?
Casein protein comes from milk and is made up of amino acids that are the building blocks of protein. It can be difficult for active people to get enough protein from the regular diet, which is why One Casein® is ultra-filtered and contains 23 g of protein that is slowly absorbed by the body. An optimal way to ensure that the muscles never lack the protein that is always needed when training hard. It is especially effective just before bedtime to help your muscles repair themselves while you sleep.
What Exactly Is Casein Protein?
Casein protein comes from milk, and is composed of amino acids that are the building blocks of protein. Casein’s best-known attributes are supporting muscle recovery and strengthening muscles; numerous studies have shown it helps with both, as well as offer your body a host of other benefits. Because of One Casein®’s ultrafiltered nature and its long, sustained absorption into the body, it’s your best bet for staying strong and focused during long busy days, when sit-down meals just aren’t happening. It’s particularly effective right before bed, so it can help your muscles to repair while you sleep.
For active people, getting enough protein can be tricky. Your muscles break down during strenuous physical exercise, and rebuild themselves only when there is a plentiful supply of amino acids available. One Casein® is “anti-catabolic,” meaning it minimizes the breakdown of hard-earned muscle (which your body may do to feed itself when you haven’t eaten in hours).
Casein vs. Whey Protein
Milk has two types of protein: casein and whey. Casein makes up 80% of milk’s protein, and whey makes up the remaining 20%. The difference between the two is important, though, especially for active people who are taxing their muscles through strenuous daily workouts. Here’s what you need to know: Casein protein is digested slowly, while whey protein is digested quickly. That’s why some people refer to casein a “time-release”—because it is slowly absorbed by your gut.
What this means for athletes is that casein supplies your cells with amino acids at a low level over a long period of time (longer than 8 hours!), aiding in muscle recovery and growth.
One Casein® is made with micellar casein (the most popular type of casein, touted for its ability to be digested slowly) and calcium caseinate (another slow-digesting protein source). Together, they increase muscle mass and help facilitate muscle growth.
Micellar Casein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate (milk), Whey Protein Concentrate (milk), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Milk Powder (milk), Cocoa Powders (10-12%), Flavor (Chocolate & Caramel), Sodium Chloride, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose).
Mix one serving (1 scoop or 30 grams) with 50-100 ml of your favorite beverage. For best results, take three servings daily. Use when slow-release protein is desired, such as in between meals or before going to bed.
Temper the flavour by varying the amount of liquid. For a rich protein pudding with sweetness and body, mix one serving with 200-300 ml water, milk or your favourite beverage. For a gourmet shake with less sweetness and a milder taste, use 300-400 ml water per serving.
SHAKER: The best way to keep your protein at hand at all times. Add one portion to 200-300 ml water, milk or your favourite beverage and shake for 25-30 seconds. If you do not have a shaker, you can design your own by choosing from over 1,000 different combinations of colours and sizes. Click here!
MIXER: Add one serving of One Casein® to 200-300 ml water, milk or preferred beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for another 20 seconds or until the drink reaches desired consistency.
STACKED SHAKE: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, coconut oil or other nutritional ingredients and supplements like One Creatine® you can easily upgrade your shake into a nutritious meal with added benefits for muscle building, muscular recovery and athletic performance.
NOT JUST A DRINK: One Casein® is a lovely companion to oatmeal, yoghurt or cereal milk. Increase the protein content of your pastries, muffins, cookies and brownies by adding 1-2 servings to your favourite recipes.
USE: Consume 2-3 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day by combining high-protein foods with supplements.
TIP: Combine slow-release protein like One Casein® with faster-acting protein such as One Whey® at different times for maximum effect. Use One Whey® at breakfast after an overnight fast for a quick boost in amino acid levels. Take One Casein® before going to bed and in between meals when slow protein absorption is preferable.