What is Micellar Casein?
Micellar Casein is the purest form of casein protein available on the market. Produced using a low temperature microfiltration process ensures that the finished casein protein maintains its natural ‘micellar’ structure as it is found in milk. This means that the casein forms a ‘gel’ like substance in the stomach making it ultra slow digesting; the slowest digesting protein available. This supplement is great before bed and at times when the body will be fasted for a number of hours as it drip feeds the muscle with vital amino acids. It has been shown to keep blood amino acid levels elevated for up to seven hours.
How does Micellar Casein differ from Milk Protein?
Milk protein is made up of a mixture of both casein and whey protein fractions in the ration 80:20. This is the ratio that is naturally found in milk. This makes Milk Protein a natural tapered release as the whey is quickly absorbed whilst the casein is absorbed over a number of hours. Micellar Casein contains only casein protein as the whey has been totally removed and it is therefore digested more slowly than milk protein.
How does Micellar Casein differ from Calcium Caseinate?
Calcium Caseinate is casein protein which has been separated from skimmed milk with the use of an acid. This means that the final protein is not in its natural micellar structure, the protein is effectively denatured. Micellar Casein on the other hand is in its natural bioactive form, meaning it is a higher quality protein and more bioavailable.
What performance benefits does Micellar Casein provide?
Protein is fundamental to any athlete or training enthusiasts nutrition. It is essential for growth and repair of all cells, including muscle cells, and it is therefore necessary in order to experience training adaptations. As an ultra-slow digesting protein Micellar Casein 85 is ideal for providing the muscles with a sustained supply of amino acids to promote recovery and protein synthesis during sleep and fasted periods.
What’s special about your Micellar Casein 85?
As with all our dairy proteins, Micellar Casein 85 is sourced directly from a leading European dairy and produced using milk from European cows, meaning it is fully traceable and of the highest quality available on the market today. All our ingredients pass our thorough in-house checks, before being blended, packed and sealed in our industry-leading production facility. We perform regular spot-checks and independent product testing to ensure the product that you receive is of the highest standards. The official Certificate of Analysis for this product can be found at the top of the page.