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Casein

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Looking for an efficient way to increase your protein intake and enhance your workouts? Look no further than powdered casein - a great supplement for anyone looking to add extra protein to their diet and achieve their fitness goals.

One of the key components responsible for making milk a nutritious part of our diets is casein. Casein is a high-quality protein found in milk, making up most of milk’s total protein content, while whey makes up the rest.

Casein contains essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein and works continuously to provide our bodies with a slow and steady release of these amino acids. This slow digestion process allows our muscles to receive a consistent supply of nutrients over an extended period.

In its pure form, casein is white and has no taste or odour. However, commercially, powdered casein is slightly yellow and has a slight aroma. Foods like cottage cheese and Greek yoghurt are both good sources of casein.

At Holland & Barrett, casein is available in powder form, which can be added to smoothies, shakes, and even used to make ice cream for a tasty snack. Simply add one scoop of the protein powder to water or your preferred drink to create an easy and convenient protein drink. You can also use casein protein powder as a substitute for flour in low-carb baking or for making homemade protein bars or puddings.

Plus, in a variety of mouth-watering flavours like vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, our fantastic range of casein powders has something to suit every palate.

Whether you're looking to improve your athletic performance, support muscle growth, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, casein powder is a great choice. When used in conjunction with a healthy and balanced diet, casein protein can be an effective way to fuel your body and provide you with the protein boost you need.

FAQs
What is casein?
Casein is a protein found in cow’s milk. It makes up around 80% of milk’s protein content and contains essential amino acids that are important for your body. It is also sometimes referred to as the "glue" that holds together the solid components of milk. Casein protein is known for its slow digestion rate and ability to form a gel-like substance when mixed with water. This unique characteristic delays the release of protein, making it a potentially superior choice for promoting satiety and consuming protein-rich meals before fasting, like your final meal of the day.
Is casein better than whey?
Casein vs whey is a long debated topic, and whilst they are very similar there are very clear differences between the two. Both casein and whey are complete proteins found in milk that are rich in amino acids. However, casein is absorbed by your body at a much slower rate than whey. This slower absorption rate means that casein provides your cells with small amounts of amino acids over a longer time. Many therefore believe that whey may be better for muscle-building and casein better for preventing muscle breakdown.
Can casein cause breakouts?
Here’s what our in-house registered nutritionist, Holly Roper, says: “It has long been thought that dairy products can cause breakouts in some people. Dairy-based protein powders like casein, therefore, may be one of the contributing factors for some breakouts. If you feel your protein powder is breaking you out, why not try a different form of protein powder? We have many different protein powders from a variety of different sources, like pea, soya, or hemp, which are just as effective but might not cause blemishes.”
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