Casein protein source...

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    Apr 14, 2008 1:50 PM GMT
    Aloha all....

    I was wondering if anyone can direct me, possibly to a pill maybe, that will provide casein protein for me to try coupling with my isolates.

    I'd like to see for myself if any benefits are gained but I'm pretty confused about locating the stuff.

    I did find one from Solgar (whey to go) but I'm not entirely sure if that's suffice.

    I take 50grams of isopure every morning after working out (also in the afternoon) and would like to add a new protein.

    Any 411 on finding casein? Many thanks!


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    Apr 14, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    You mean like this?

    Good call on mixing it. By itself the stuff is the consistency and flavor of Elmer's glue.
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    Apr 15, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Ha! Thanks man, I can imagine that.

    I was looking to possibly find a pill form of it, but it does seem like I may have to mix it in with my isopure at this point.

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    Apr 15, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    KnowName saidHa! Thanks man, I can imagine that.

    I was looking to possibly find a pill form of it, but it does seem like I may have to mix it in with my isopure at this point.



    I don't think you can get it in a pill. There is so much mass to a serving of casein protein you couldn't fit it all in a pill without making it super compact and less digestible. They sell empty capsules you can fill, but I don't recommend this as you feel like a drug dealer after your 80th pill.
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    Apr 15, 2008 12:38 PM GMT
    I was thinking of the pill cases too but then I became realistic!

    The powder will do I gather...have you spotted or do you know of a certain brand that vitamin shoppe carries? Searches on their site don't seem to turn up anything like the link you showed me (probably for good reason)

    I only ask about that store because it's a hop and a jump from my house and I'm always there to get my other items anyhow.

    Thanks for the insight....
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    Apr 15, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    Optimum Nutrition makes it and they are a ubiquitous brand; any store should carry them.

    I am not sure if you will find it in a store, however, as it is not a very big seller. But they should be able to get it in for you easily.
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    May 06, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    check out dessicated liver tablets... pretty much horse pills icon_razz.gif and u can take 12 pills a day and get an extra 20 grams of protein... super cheap and great source of BCAA's. im taking UNIVERSAL's UNI-LIVER. studies show an increase in RBC's ability to carry oxygen so thats a plus too. check it out, its protein on the go thought the day.

    no casein protein but its a constant source of protein throughout the day
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    May 29, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    Sorry for the delay, thanks for the insight.

    I was really looking for a casein product though...

    Last thing I need to do is spend more money on damned powder! lol

    Thanks though, I'll check out what V shoppe has to offer....
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    May 30, 2008 4:05 AM GMT
    Hey bro, just a suggestion for you, next time save yourself an extra supplement and save some money by buying a mixed protein powder with whey isolates, casien, and albumin (egg protein). Optimum Nutrition makes a product called Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex. This formula rocks for several reasons, 1.) Excellent amino acid profile, 2.) A great mix of fast, medium and long acting proteins that provides a sort of continuous protein release for an 8 hour period. 3.) The stuff actually tastes better then anything else I have tried. 4.) You can actually shake this stuff enough to dissolve it nicely so there is no chalky chunks. 5.) As long as you don't buy it at GNC, its pretty reasonable - at a local store I think I paid 28 bucks for a couple pounds. 6.) Its not loaded up with lots of sugar and fats. 7.) Optimum is one of very few supplement companies I trust at all. You should give it a try bro.

    By the way, I have absolutely no relationship with any supplement manufacturer or retailer, and I do not personally sell anyone's product. My recommendations are simply based on personal experience.



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    Jun 30, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Why are you even comsuming Cassein protein. It is an inferior protein that takes longer to digest and is not as good as Whey.

    The only reason many protein powder manufacturers use it is because it is cheap and counts as protein. Then they turn around and say ahhh we put it in the product on purpose because it takes longer to digest so you keep getting sustained release protein. .... BS. An inferior protein is an inferior protein time released or not.

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    Jun 30, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    Provided you can take the lactose hit



    Skim milk 35g of protein a liter 80% of which is casein plus added vits and calcium



    but then you probably already knew that
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    Jun 30, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    I would recommend a mixture of fast and slow digesting proteins for best results. Optimum Nutrition's Pro Complex contains both whey and casein proteins. On top of that it has a great amino acid profile. It dissolves well and actually tastes incredible. Most of the serious lifters that I know personally prefer it.