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Milk vs Casein Powder


#1

Casein powder is very expensive. Milk is not. I am not rich. Is drinking milk as or nearly as effective as using casein powder?


#2

Yes. Milk is casein powders daddy. But calculate cost per serving based on protien content and you may be surprised.


#3

The protein in milk is a mixture of whey and casein. But there's more than protein in a glass of milk, of course. You also have fat and sugar -- mostly lactose and galactose for sugar. If you're looking at it only a s protein source, it's not ideal. Per serving, you're getting more sugar than protein. That may not be bad PWO, but I don't necessarily think it's your best option as a general drink.

And HG is right. If you're after the protein, do the math. Milk isn't exactly cheap.


#4

when i was a little looser with my foods, i would just use 0-fat cottage cheese (for the casein) to make shakes

blend up like a cup of cottage cheese, cup of water, cinnamon, splenda, ice, and sugar free vanilla pudding powder. actually tastes prettty good too