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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 55
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 120.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Cholesterol 10.00 mg 3%
Sodium 260.00 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4.00 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 4%
Iron 0.00 4%
Calcium 0.00 50%
Calcium 0.00 50%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate), Protein Blend (Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Salt, Lecithin, Lecithin, Gum Blend (Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Gum Blend (Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Sucralose, Sucralose, Aminogen®, Aminogen®

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 GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme
 
4.3

(based on 41 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Tastes good / tastes fine (33)
  • Effective (30)
  • Easy to swallow (21)
  • Shortens recovery time (19)
  • Easy to mix (18)

Cons

  • Hard to mix (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Chalky consistency (5)
  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (29)
  • For workouts (15)
  • Dietary replacement (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (19)

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2.0

Clumps like crazy. Artificial Flavor.

By gsalast

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Crossfitter 6x Week

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Pros

  • Effective

Cons

  • Hard to Mix
  • Tastes Bad

Best Uses

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    No matter HOW I mix it, it clumps... with the blender bottle, with a hand electric blender, with a regular blender... it clumps. It tastes like garbage chemicals, and I can only hope it actually delivers in what its supposed to. Will finish the tub and try a different brand. May try a different ON Casein formula and hope for a better experience.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product but expensive

    By msorce

    from Jamestown NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    Add a half cup of almond milk and add natural peanut butter and mix.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pre-bedtime meal!

    By jamiestump

    from Blacksburg, VA

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    This product will make sure that you will not gain any bad weight as long as you have a decent diet since it will keep you from going catabolic throughout the night. It is best used right before bed. This is second in importance only to a post-workout shake

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I've bought 6 pounds so far

    By jasontbright

    from Alaska

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    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dietary Replacement

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    I use this because I'm trying to become leaner - lose fat and build muscle. Overall, lose weight.

    I find that whey goes through me too quickly, and on my calorie goals it's tough to get enough protein. Having tried a couple other products, this is the best tasting and easiest mixing, plus a shaker of it generally supresses my hunger for several hours at only 120 calories, 90% of it protein.

    For those complaining it's hard to mix - I generally add a scoop to ~16oz of water, not the 10-12 oz they recommend. Extra water isn't bad. Put the water in a shaker cup FIRST, otherwise it does clump at the bottom.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Its good.

    By Brazo250

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Exercise Regularly

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    Pros

    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Chalky Consistency
    • Hard to Mix

    Best Uses

    • Dietary Replacement
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    Good Protein. pretty hard to mix but it'll do.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good product

    By cewille

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Exercise Regularly

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Shortens Recovery Time

    Cons

    • Hard to Mix

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    Definitely effective when taken before bed. Help relieves soreness the next day and allows you to hit the gym hard the next day. Is relatively thick when mixed with milk but is still worth it.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Casein Ever

    By tomclement

    from San Jose, CA.

    About Me Workout 5 Dayswk

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    I've tried many Casein products before but this one actually tastes good! I mix it in a shaker bottle and leave it in the fridge for 30-60 mins.That seems to get rid of any chalkiness.This stuff ROCKS!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Taste Works Well

    By wormbogep

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Weightlifting

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Shortens Recovery Time
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Lots Of Calcium
    • Lots Of Sodium

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    Use a GNC blender bottle and it mixes very well.

    They really did a great job the flavor and effectiveness. This chocolate tastes great to someone who usually doesn't like chocolate very much. Gold Standard casein is the only product where I prefer chocolate over vanilla.

     
    4.0

    much better than others I have tried

    By fbair

    from Youngsville, NY

    About Me WORK OUT 5 DAYS A WEEK

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Off Days And Bed Time

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    I mix my shake in a blender and generally add some fruit

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Takes some getting used to

    By fatboi34

    from staten island, NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Chalky Consistency
    • Hard to Mix

    Best Uses

    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD™ 100% Casein - Chocolate Supreme:

    as the title says, it takes some getting used to. before buying this product, i've read the reviews for it and some said chalky consistency and i've had some products that were just that so i wasn't looking forward to it but i knew that i needed casein. i looked elsewhere and other people have said of other products that if you haven't taken casein before, it takes some getting used to.

    well this one is no different. it's hard to mix and i find myself almost tiring myself out trying to get the mix to a smooth consistency and if i dont do it well enough, i end up with tiny clumps

    but i've learned to ignore it and there are times where i dont need a workout to mix this up and it becomes smooth. it's not the best tasting chocolate and it's not the worst but it definitely tastes good enough to be fine with it.

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