What is Casein?
Casein is a family of proteins found in milk and other dairy products. Just like whey protein, casein is a byproduct of cheese making process. however, unlike whey protein, it doesn’t get absorbed to your body right after digestion and thus, it is believed that casein can help you build new muscles and also protect muscle tissue over a longer period of time.
Casein can increase protein synthesis.
- Casein takes much longer to digest than whey and increases protein synthesis. Casein helps the body from breaking down amino acids and letting your body release amino acids through your bloodstream and to your muscles so can gain lean muscles
Casein will keep you full for a longer period.
- Casein is a great choice for athletes who decide to fast because it keeps the stomach full and won’t let a hunger attack while fasting, especially before your first meal.
Casein will increase your muscles overnight.
- Since casein takes much longer to digest compared to whey, it keeps your muscles protected and gives them the essential amino acids they need to maintain. Casein increases the amount of lean muscle mass and keeps your muscles from overnight atrophy.
How is it made?
Casein is found in milk, cream, ice cream, butter, and cheese. Foods consisting of these dairy products are also rich in casein. If you want to use casein for your fitness goals, such as gaining muscles, you can add supplemental Agony Sport casein to your diet.
Dosage and general considerations
Is taking casein supplements safe?
- Taking casein supplements is usually safe when taking as the direction and at correct times so always make sure you do not exceed the recommended amount. If you have high blood pressure or you have a milk allergy you cannot take casein supplements and you should talk to your healthcare practitioner or your pharmacist first.
How much casein supplements should you take?
- Appropriate dosage of Casein suggested by Agony Sport is based on several factors such as your age, health, fitness goals, and is recognized as safe (GRAS-status) at intakes of up to 30 grams per day. The recommended amount usually should be less than 30 grams a day. Make sure to read the information on the product and consult your pharmacist or your healthcare provider before taking casein supplements.
Casein supplements adverse effects:
- Casein may cause some adverse effects that may occur and not all of them need seeking medical consultation but if they occurred you might need to see your healthcare practitioner. Some of these side effects don’t require seeking immediate attention and they can go away as your body adjusts to the supplement. Casein may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and upset stomach, bloating, and digestive problems. If any of these side effects continue or are bothering you, talk to your healthcare practitioner.
- Adults: you should consult a healthcare practitioner or your pharmacist for more correct instructions and dosage for your personal needs. Make sure to check the label for information and nutritional value and recommended dosage.
- Do not use if you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Cautions and Warnings:
- Be sure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you suffer from a liver or renal/kidney disease. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use if you are taking medications for a liver disease before consuming casein. Consult a healthcare practitioner if your liver condition worsens. If you’re lactose intolerant or allergic to casein you should avoid taking casein supplements and consult with your healthcare practitioner first.