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THE BIGGER PICTURE OF CASEIN
Rapid protein use is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but delayed 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 tend to thicken in the stomach. Because of this, it can take more than twice as long for our Gold Standard 100% Casein to be broken down into it’s amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. By blending premium micellar and calcium caseins, we’ve created a protein formula that’s truly time-released.

BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Loaded with Micellar Casein.
  • 24 grams of time-released protein per serving.
  • Contains AMINOGEN® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
  • Over 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine).
  • Nearly 5 grams of Glutamine & glutamine precursors in every scoop.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ 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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ or Pro Complex™ proteins before and immediately after workouts for a rapid “shot” of amino acids.

SHAKER: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a powerful dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein to your shaker cup and then pour 10-12 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Don’t have a shaker cup? Visit www.optimumnutrition.com and order a custom shaker, or visit your local health food store or gym.

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 post-workout 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.

Serving Size 1 Heaping Scoop
Servings Per Container 29
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 110.00
Calories from Fat 5.00
Total Fat 0.50 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.00 g 0%
Cholesterol 10.00 mg 3%
Sodium 230.00 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4%
Sugars 0.00 g
Protein 23.00 g 46%
Calcium 450.00 mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 60%
Calcium 0.00 60%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Peptides, Micellar Casein), Protein Blend (Whey Peptides, Micellar Casein), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Inulin, Inulin, Salt, Salt, Gum Blend (Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Gum Blend (Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Sucralose, Sucralose, Yellow #5, Yellow #5

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: NOTICE: DO NOT USE AS A SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MAINTENANCE.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Contents sold by weight not volume.

Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Optimum Nutrition™ Sunrise, FL 33325

Health Notes

Casein Protein

Casein Protein
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Casein protein in milk may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite, calorie burning, and body composition. (more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Casein protein is more slowly digested than other animal proteins, resulting in a slower, prolonged rise in blood levels of amino acids, so some speculate that it may better support protein synthesis by the body compared with proteins like whey protein that are more rapidly digested. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructionsCasein, the main protein in milk, may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite, calorie burning, and body composition.1, 2 In a controlled trial, overweight women dieted for four months using a low-calorie diet that included three daily shakes made from either casein or soy protein.3 Both groups lost similar amounts of weight, with similar improvements in body composition, suggesting there was no difference in the weight-loss benefits of soy or casein protein. In another controlled trial, overweight men were given a low-calorie diet along with a weight training exercise plan for three months. Men who followed this plan and also took 1.5 grams per day of predigested casein protein per 2.2 lbs body weight lost a similar amount of weight as did men using a similar amount of whey protein along with the same diet and exercise plan. However, the men using casein protein gained more lean body mass and lost more body fat than the men using whey protein.4
References

1. Hochstenbach-Waelen A, Veldhorst MA, Nieuwenhuizen AG, at al. Comparison of 2 diets with either 25% or 10% of energy as casein on energy expenditure, substrate balance, and appetite profile. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:831-8.

2. Veldhorst MA, Nieuwenhuizen AG, Hochstenbach-Waelen A, at al. Comparison of the effects of a high- and normal-casein breakfast on satiety, 'satiety' hormones, plasma amino acids and subsequent energy intake. Br J Nutr 2009;101:295-303.

3. Anderson JW, Fuller J, Patterson K, et al. Soy compared with casein meal replacement shakes with energy-restricted diets for obese women: randomized controlled trial. Metabolism 2007;56:280-8.

4. Demling RH, DeSanti L. Effect of a hypocaloric diet, increased protein intake and resistance training on lean mass gains and fat mass loss in overweight police officers. Ann Nutr Metab 2000;44:21-9.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructionsCasein protein is more slowly digested than other animal proteins, resulting in a slower yet more prolonged rise in blood levels of amino acids.1 This has led to speculation that casein may support protein synthesis by the body for a longer period of time compared with proteins, such as whey protein, that are more rapidly digested. However, in two double blind trials, measurements of muscle protein synthesis after leg exercises were similar whether casein or whey protein (either 20 grams or 0.3 grams per 2.2 lbs body weight taken one hour after exercise) was consumed. Other double blind studies have shown that adding protein supplements to a weight-training program improves gains in muscle mass and strength, but only one trial has compared using casein alone to other proteins for improving body composition and muscle strength. In this controlled trial, overweight men were given a low-calorie diet along with a weight training exercise plan for three months. Men who followed this plan and also took 1.5 grams per day of predigested casein protein per 2.2 lbs body weight gained more strength and lean body mass, and lost more body fat than did men using a similar amount of whey protein along with the same diet and exercise plan.
References

1. Boirie Y, Dangin M, Gachon P, et al. Slow and fast dietary proteins differently modulate postprandial protein accretion. Proc Natl Acad Sci 1997;94:14930-35.

Casein is the main protein found in milk. Similar to other animal proteins, casein is a complete protein, providing generous amounts of essential amino acids.1 However, it is digested more slowly than most other animal proteins, resulting in a more prolonged release of amino acids into the bloodstream.2

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (14)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (12)
  • Good value (9)
  • Easy to swallow (7)
  • Easy to mix (6)

Cons

  • Hard to mix (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (10)
  • Before bed (5)
  • Dietary replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (9)

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5.0

Good Stuff

By jkaszynski

from NY

About Me Competitive Athlete

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Pros

  • Effective
  • Shortens Recovery Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dietary Replacement

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

    Noticed that it mixes MUCH better with water that isn't ice cold. Otherwise it clumps terribly and will never mix.

     
    4.0

    Great tast

    By shay6956

    from Buford GA

    About Me Rarely Workout, Used As Meal Replacement

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

      I use this product to replace meals and snacks several times per day. It gives me all the nutirition I need and I don't get hungry because the casein protein stays with me a while. It is perfect for breakfast, breaktime, and a last shake before bedtime to keep my metabolism up while I sleep. So far lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks!

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By nickmc007

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Competitive Athlete

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

      • Chalky Consistency

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

      I started to use this product 2 or 3 weeks ago now and since then I have seen huge gains. I have been getting complements on how lean and built I look. This is what I have been waiting for is to gain some weight and look good.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By irogozenski

      from New Providence, NJ

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

      • Hard to Mix

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

      I combine this with my vanilla whey after a workout and then take half a scoop before bed. Just make sure to shake it up really vigorously because it won't mix well otherwise.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By m30jr

      from New york

      About Me Competitive Athlete

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

        This is a great tasting product mixes easy. I would reccomend it to anyone.

         
        3.0

        Pretty good

        By stephenspainting

        from irwin pa

        About Me Competitive Athlete

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        Pros

        • Effective
        • Shortens Recovery Time
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

        • Causes Side Effects
        • Difficult to Swallow
        • Hard to Mix

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

        Gives you some gas i recommend just buying the gnc on this one its really a better buy..id still buy it if it was on sale

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Optimum Nutrition Casein

        By agiroux

        from Vermont, VT

        About Me Competitive Athlete

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

        • Hard to Mix
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Before bed
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

        I take one serving prior to bed every night. I like it because unlike mass gainers and heavy drinks; it goes down smooth, tastes good, but it also does not leave me feeling full to the extent that I'm going to pop like other mass gainers where I need two shakers just for one serving. It is light and has everything I need in one serving to help recover and grow.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great taste!

        By tittow

        from Morgantown, WV

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        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Good Value
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

          Great taste with a good portion of protein.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Gritty and frothy

          By papajack66

          from Oahu, Hawaii

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

          • Chalky Consistency
          • Hard to Mix

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Post work recovery

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

          Very effective for overnight repair after intense workout. However, it has a gritty, chalky texture and when mixed in a shaker bottle, end up with a ton of froth that would put the head on beer to shame. Also, didn't rinse out of the bottle as easily. Taste not too bad, got this flavor as they were out of chocolate. Think I will change over to GNC Pro Performance 100% Casein

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works Great - just like it's supposed to

          By SugartasticCJazz

          from Spokane, WA.

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          Pros

          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Shortens Recovery Time

          Cons

          • Hard to Mix
          • Poor Taste

          Best Uses

          • For Workouts

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein Protein - Creamy Vanilla:

          This product works great. It does exactly what it's supposed to. I think it's budget friendly. The only reason I gave it 4-Stars is because the taste could be a little better.
          I would use this at bedtime, to minimize soreness. And it worked great. After intense weightlifting or Muay Thai Kickboxing class, it really did minimize the recovery time. That's what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. I started using it as a post-workout stack with whey protein, and it worked well also. It raises your potential for an intense workout.
          I think it tastes like a yellow cake batter. I don't really prefer the taste, but it's not bad. It's very filling. It's somewhat difficult to mix in a cup with a spoon, but a GNC Shaker fixes that. I think I got a little heartburn from it, but that was probably because I'm 29 and I already had issues with that. When I take my prescribed heartburn/acid-reducer, it's not an issue.
          If this product is that great, then I wonder how well their Whey Protein works. It must be great!
          Bottom line: If you're already contemplating this then buy it. It's gonna work. Sky's the limit with this stuff. And I'll probably buy more of this. And in this economy, you should be considering price, no matter how much money you have. Saving money with this allows you to eat healthier & cleaner, and more often with higher quality foods. I'm just saying, man.

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