Optimum Nutrition (ON), a world leader in sports nutrition:
Optimum Nutrition is one of the leading sport nutrition companies in the world and produces the iconic 100% Whey Gold Standard, the highest selling protein powder on the international market. ON’s strict ingredients selection, quality control, lab testing and manufacturing processes are all done for one reason: to provide you with the highest quality sports nutrition products available.
Having difficulties putting on real muscle mass?
Remember, that any period of time you spent sleeping is a time your body is not getting any nutrients. As you are probably aware, if you run out of amino acids in your bloodstream and have a lack of protein in your muscles, your body can start breaking down muscle proteins to fuel itself.
Casein Protein can make the real difference and allow you to take your training to the next level. Casein Protein can take up to 7 hours to digest, which is just about as long as the average person sleeps every night, and that makes it the perfect solution to avoid protein breakdown and amino acid oxidation during your sleeping period.
The True Strength of Casein
Faster digesting protein is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times – including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Compared to some other proteins, it can take more than twice as long for our Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. By using only premium micellar casein as a protein source, we’ve created a protein formula that sets the standard for slow digesting protein support.
Beyond The Basics:
- Best-Selling Micellar Casein.
- 24 grams of Slow-Digesting Micellar Casein per Serving.
- Nearly 73% Protein by Weight (24 g of Protein per 33 g Serving Size).
- Nearly 5 Grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) per Serving.
- Nearly 5 Grams of Glutamine& Glutamic Acid in Every Scoop.
- 60% of the daily value for calcium.
- Enhances Muscle Size, Strength & Recovery
Directions of Use:
Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day. TIP: Try using “slower” Gold Standard 100% Casein™ with “faster” proteins like Gold Standard 100% Whey™ or Pro Complex® at different times for maximum effectiveness. Take Gold Standard 100% Casein™ immediately before bed and in between meals when delayed protein delivery is desired. Drink Gold Standard 100% Whey™ or Pro Complex® proteins before and immediately after workouts for a rapid “shot” of amino acids.
Using a shaker cup is the easiest and most convenient way to mix up a consistently great casein shake every time. Just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a shaker cup filled with 10-12 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
Tip: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Casein™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix one heaping scoop with 8-10 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 12-14 oz of liquid per scoop.
Blender: Add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a blender filled with 10-12 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
Shake up your shake: By adding a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits (strawberries, bananas, peaches, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients.
Stack your shake: By adding supplements like Micronized Creatine, Glutamine, Taurine, and/or instantized BCAA powders, you can make Gold Standard 100% Casein™ an even more powerful recovery product.
Spoon stirred: If you forgot your shaker cup or don’t have time to get out the blender, you can just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a glass filled with 10-12 oz of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.