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Casein Before Sleep?

I have heard/read that drinking/eating something before you sleep that has a casein protein in it can be beneficial for muscle building purposes because unlike faster digesting proteins, casein is relatively slow digesting and hence will keep your body out of a catabolic state while you sleep. I know milk, cottage cheese, stuff of this nature have a casein, but how important is it really to eat cottage cheese/drink milk/drink a casein shake before you sleep?

Also, if it really is of paramount importance (which is hard to believe) is it necessary if you are cutting?

Missing a day here and there, won’t matter. Over longer periods of time, from a muscle building/sparing standpoint, I think it’s rather important.

Why wouldn’t you want to have something before bed if matches your goals/caloric needs?

Casein shake +some peanuts or peanut butter to slow the absorption of the protein so it lasts the full 8 hours you are asleep is something I try to do whenever funds permit.

I think it adds up in the long run.

It definitely helps.

I like a shake with 2 scoops Metabolic Drive and 2tbsp of real flaxseed oil (the kind in the black bottle that you have to keep refrigerated; you can find it at Whole Foods, I prefer Barlean’s brand)

Good stuff. Thanks a lot Will this help/set me back If i am cutting?

[quote]M.O.H. wrote:
Good stuff. Thanks a lot Will this help/set me back If i am cutting?[/quote]

It would help you as long as you keep your calories in check.

I’ve found that it really helps my recovery having some cot. chz and mixed nuts at night.

If your cutting I’d say that it would be MORE important because you spend the whole day in caloric deficit and then go to bed. If you don’t then your empty all night AND lacking all day.

Toss in some BCAA at night too if you really wanna keep as much muscle/strength as you can.

If I’m leaning out, I’ll have just casein + psyllium husk fiber to help slow down it’s digestion/absorption. If I’m not being concerned about calories I do exactly what waylander does or even have a few jumbo sized eggs instead.

[quote]waylanderxx wrote:
Casein shake +some peanuts or peanut butter to slow the absorption of the protein so it lasts the full 8 hours you are asleep is something I try to do whenever funds permit.

I think it adds up in the long run.[/quote]

x2 It makes a difference over time, unfortunately I don’t have the dough for it now

Preserving your muscle mass is the most important thing you can do when cutting. It is what determines how fast your metabolism is able to run at despite restricted calories and excessive energy expenditure. If your body will be building/maintaining your muscle while you sleep, don’t you think it would be important to give it the necessary materials to do so with?

S

What casein do you all prefer to go with when buying?

[quote]Da Vinci wrote:
What casein do you all prefer to go with when buying?[/quote]

Optimum 100% casein

[quote]diamonddelts59 wrote:
Da Vinci wrote:
What casein do you all prefer to go with when buying?

Optimum 100% casein[/quote]

X2

The vanilla is fantastic. The chocolate, not so much.

eat some cottage cheese

Metabolic Drive with some Flameout

[quote]
eat some cottage cheese[/quote]

this is what I try to do

[quote]Doc L wrote:
diamonddelts59 wrote:
Da Vinci wrote:
What casein do you all prefer to go with when buying?

Optimum 100% casein

X2

The vanilla is fantastic. The chocolate, not so much.[/quote]

ahh but what about the mint chocolate flavor?! with some ice cream,glutamine, leucine AND Superfood mixed in?!! throw in some Flameout and youve got the most anabolic sleep you can muster without an IV of test pumping in your slumber

Uh… Met Drive? -lol

S

[quote]diamonddelts59 wrote:
ice cream[/quote]

lol wut

[quote]diamonddelts59 wrote:
Da Vinci wrote:
What casein do you all prefer to go with when buying?

Optimum 100% casein[/quote]

same, i like the chocolate myself, dont try to save money and get the banana tho :frowning: