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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 Natural Gold Standard™ 100% Casein to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents than other proteins. Natural Gold Standard™ 100% Casein is also free of artificial flavors, sweeteners, and synthetic colors and uses only premium micellar caseins to create a protein formula that’s truly time-released.

BEYOND THE BASICS
  • No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners, or Synthetic Colors.
  • Loaded with Micellar Casein.
  • 24 grams of time-released protein per serving.
  • Contains AMINOGEN® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
  • › Nearly 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” Natural Gold Standard™ 100% Casein with “faster” proteins like Natural 100% Whey Gold Standard™ or Natural Pro Complex® at different times for maximum effectiveness. Take Natural Gold Standard™ 100% Casein immediately before bed and in-between meals when delayed protein delivery is desired. Drink Natural 100% Whey Gold Standard™ or Natural Pro Complex® proteins before and immediately after workouts for a rapid “shot” of amino acids.

SHAKER: 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 Natural Gold Standard™ 100% Casein to your shaker cup and then pour in 10-12 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Natural 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 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. 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 rounded scoop of Natural 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 Natural 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 rounded scoop of Natural 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 Rounded Scoop
Servings Per Container 49
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 130.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Cholesterol 10.00 mg 3%
Sodium 210.00 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7.00 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4%
Sugars 2.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Calcium 600.00 mg 60%
Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana)(leaf)(standardized to 60% rebaudioside A) 80.00 mg **
Aminogen 24.00 mg **
 Patented Bioactive Polypeptide enzyme ststem **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Micellar Casein, Natural Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavor, Honey Powder, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Lecithin

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.

Check with a qualified healthcare professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or under 18 years of age.

Contents sold by weight not volume.

Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

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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.

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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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4.4

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Pros

  • Effective (7)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (6)
  • Easy to swallow (3)

Cons

  • Hard to mix (3)

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5.0

Best value for casein supplement

By salmanoskooi

from Austin, TX

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Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

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      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

      Great for use at night or other long periods between meals.

       
      5.0

      Great Protein

      By ragga_junglist

      from Atlanta, GA

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      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Effective
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

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        • Supplement A Meal

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

        Mixes easily and tastes great with chocolate milk. I use it for a shake after a night time workout so the slow release of protein aids in recovery when I go to bed.

         
        3.0

        No Sucralose but you pay for it

        By transam617

        from taxachusetts

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        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Tastes Bad

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        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

        Its nice to be able to get good Casein like ON without the sucralose but this chocolate flavor is pretty bad. Skim makes it a little better but the best I have found is to add 2 tbs of peanut butter. Goes without saying you MUST mix this in a blender - I pitty the fool that thinks they can get a good consistency with a shaker cup.

         
        4.0

        Very Good Casein Mix

        By kutk11

        from Kansas City, Kansas

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        • Easy To Mix
        • Tastes Good

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          • Daily Use

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

          I use this right before I go to bed and it is great. Easy to mix and tastes good.

           
          4.0

          Good slow burning protein

          By larsa8888

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Hard to Mix
          • Poor Taste

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            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

            As mentioned by others, a lot of water and preferably a mixer i suggested. Otherwise it gets lumpy and hard to swallow.
            I like to take this before going to bed, or after breakfast. And I like to think it's all "Natural".

             
            5.0

            Great right before bedtime snack

            By jamesebullard

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Effective
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Difficult to Swallow
            • Hard to Mix

            Best Uses

            • Before Bedtime
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

            This stuff is excellent for "sticking to your bones." My metabolism is getting faster, so it's hard to stay full-feeling. Well, this stuff does the trick. I usually have a scoop mixed with my normal protein before breakfast, one scoop with PLENTY of water before bed. LOTS of liquid is the key. Not enough water can make this stuff more like pudding than shake. But it does the trick for a good, slow-burning protein supplement.

             
            4.0

            Excellent

            By kmg0228

            from The Colony, TX

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            • Easy To Mix
            • Easy To Swallow
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              • Daily Use

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

              Use it at night to curb over-night hunger and give my body something to use for rebuilding.

               
              5.0

              good taste, natural and effective

              By francesco

              from Bozeman, Montana

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              Pros

              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

              • Hard to Mix

              Best Uses

              • Dietary Replacement

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard™ Natural 100% Casein - Chocolate Creme:

              this is a great product all natural (I hope since the label states that) but beware the vanilla flavored one taste disgusting and highly chemical, making me wonder if those powders are indeed all natural as advertised.

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