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Reflex Nutrition Micellar Casein
In a ground breaking study(1), carried out by Dr Yves Boire, the differences in metabolic responses of Whey Protein and Casein were individually observed over a 7 hour period in 16 young & healthy volunteers. The findings were very interesting, and have shown that both Casein and Whey have very different applications when it comes to maintaining and building muscle tissue.
The most important findings were:
i) Casein was found to inhibit muscle breakdown by 34% over a 7 hour period.
ii) Blood plasma amino acid concentrations remained significantly higher over a 7 hour period with casein compared to whey.
iii) Blood plasma amino acid concentrations dropped dramatically after 3 hours in the group consuming whey.
iv) Although blood plasma levels dropped dramatically with Whey, the net increase in protein synthesis was boosted by 68%.
The reason for Casein’s ability to sustain such a lengthy release of amino acids is because of its unique digestibility. It forms a gel in the stomach, slowing the transit time in the digestive system, and thus slows the digestion of the protein.
These findings demonstrate casein as the perfect protein source when a positive nitrogen balance is preferred for more than 3 hours. e.g when you are sleeping, or a prolonged period during the day. Whereas whey protein is seen as the preferred protein source for increasing protein synthesis. e.g between meals and after workouts.
Micellar Casein, like all Reflex products, is made in the U.K to the highest standards possible. Adhering to strict IS09001 procedures you are guaranteed a quality product every time.
Nutritional Breakdown for Reflex Micellar Casein:
Nutrition Information per 100g
K Calories 354 K Joules 1501 Protein 80 Carbohydrate 4.0 Fat 1.5 Sodium 80mg Calcium 2110mg
Ingredients of Reflex Micellar Casein:
Milk Protein Concentrate(80% Micellar Casein, 20% Whey Protein), flavourings, carboxy methyl cellulose, natural colourings, artificial sweeteners (acesulfame k), Lactospore pro-biotics.
Recommended Usage for Reflex Micellar Casein:
Take 3 heaped measures (approx. 45gms) and mix with 450ml of water or skim milk. Consume one serving before bedtime. You can also take a serving before a prolonged period of time (where more than 3 hours passes before food is eaten again).
Warning: *contains a source of Phenylalanine.
Disclaimer: The nutrition facts and weight listed above are a guideline only and are supplied as a courtesy to our customers. The nutrition facts are based on one particular flavour and were current and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time they were entered. Some flavours may be different in terms of nutritional information, servings per container and weight. Please note that manufacturers often change formulas or ingredients without notifying us.
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