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Casein Protein Before Bed?


#1

Is it worth investing in casein protein? im looking to put on some good weight and ive been told taking casein protein before bed is very effective.

Any advice?


#2

I've been supplementing with cottage cheese before bed with good results. The protein in it is largely casein and I prefer having big meals than multiple small snacks.

Although I admit I add a scoop of whey to it for 2 reasons:
1) British cottage cheese tastes like ass. I have not found a single edible brand yet. But for some reason every single brand in Poland tastes fine. My whey is chocolate mint flavored so it solves that problem.

2) I like my meals to have roughly the same amount of protein each.

But if for some reason I don't have whey I just have more cottage cheese.


#3

I use casein protein before bed. It helps with my daily calorie intake and I also wake up not feeling like I need to eat everything I can get my hands on. Off course I do eat breakfast about 30 minutes after I wake up.


#4

I do. Use some MD low Carb, and some almond butter. great night cap.


#5

you're not really a great ad for it though are you?


#6

From what I've heard casein before bed is the "whey" to go, lol.
If not I have also heard about the cottage cheese.


#7

sad


#8

Waitrose low-fat is pretty good - best i've had anyway

compared to ASDA's it tastes like steak!!


#9

Since writing that post I have actually switched to Waitrose cottage cheese (full fat), and I have to say it is so far the ONLY British cottage cheese that I can eat plain! I don't, but I could. I still consider Polish ones to be far superior (the texture is completely different), but this is something that I can actually eat.

B.


#10

Coming from Mr. dances with the stars? LoL


#11

ha fair play - i've never tried the polish stuff so i cant comment


#12

I use it and love it: mixing some choco casein with peanut butter and milk makes for a pretty delicious shake.

On another note, has anybody else seen research about casein and cancer? I thought I saw something a while ago but can't remember if it was that or something else...


#13

Cottage cheese and Casein before bed helps me sleep deeply. 1 cup cottage and a 20 gram scoop of Optimum Nutrition casein...mix, enjoy and sleep(recover).


#14

I like to use milk protein isolate, its 80% micellar casein and 20% WPI, I use it because it's like about 2 bucks cheaper per pound than casein


#15

i microwave 10 egg whites and throw it in the blender with 2 scoops of casein. Does the trick


#16

casein is like 2x as expensive as whey. is it really worth it? cant you get the same result doing something like whey+fiber+fat to slow digestion?


#17

German/Austrian Quark. Creamy and sweet as yoghurt, has 12-16 grs of prot/100g, with very little fat (0.2-2 grs) and some lactose. ^^


#18

And drink it?

Never thought of that.....

could be on to something very good.....

+1


#19

Yea drink it. Its extremely conveinient instead of choking each component down seperately. Do same think for the morning shake: 10 microwaved egg whites, 1C oats, and scoop of whey for flavor. I add like 8 peices of ice because the whites are way hot.

Try it, takes about 2-3min.


#20

@Byron:

I've used casein protein for months in the past and after not using it since January this year and replacing it with a meal I've made better gains.

If you can manage to have a lean protein source veggies before bed, do it. I don't think casein is worth it.