During sleep, when it is impractical to consume food or drink, your body will be in starvation mode and may start to break down muscle tissue. This could have a negative impact on both recovery and performance. As a result, a slow release protein can be perfect for recovery throughout the night.
Unlike whey, Myprotein Micellar Casein is a slow release protein derived from milk. Casein can take up to 6 hours to completely digest and be utilised, which means that it can drip feed your muscles with a tapered supply of amino acids over a prolonged period of time. This makes Micellar Casein the perfect product for between meals or pre-bed. Each serving boasts an incredible nutritional profile with 26g of protein and only 1.2g of carbohydrates and 0.5g of fat.
This protein source hosts a complete amino acid profile and contains branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) which are the building blocks for new proteins. Micellar Casein delivers 26g of slowly-absorbed protein per serving which may vastly improve your night-time recovery alongside contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. With minimal fat and carbohydrates, this product certainly compliments the desired goals of a calorie-controlled diet.
Micellar Casein is an excellent source of protein for any individual, from recreational gym-goers to ultra-marathon runners who are looking to increase their daily protein intake to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. As a dietary supplement, we recommend consuming before bed with milk or between meals with water, 2-3 times per day.
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Add 7-10oz of water or milk into our shaker (the less liquid the thicker the shake will be). Then add 30g, shake and consume. Use just before bedtime for optimum results, but can also be taken between meals or 2-3 times a day.
Note: We advise that all servings are measured using an accurate set of scales. While we make every attempt to provide an accurate equivalent measure using our Myprotein scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a standardised measuring device.
Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product is a food supplement and therefore should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool dry place, out of the reach of young children.
For allergens, see ingredients listed in bold. Made in a facility that also handles Egg, Gluten and products thereof.
Chocolate Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (91%), Cocoa Powder, Flavoring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Natural Banana Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (95%), Natural Flavoring, Colour (Curcumin), Sweetener (Sucralose)
Natural Chocolate Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (91%), Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavoring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Natural Strawberry Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (95%), Natural Flavoring, Colour (Beetroot Red), Sweetener (Sucralose)
Natural Vanilla Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (95%), Natural Flavoring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Strawberry Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (95%), Flavoring, Colour (Beetroot Red), Sweetener (Sucralose)
Unflavored: Micellar Casein (Milk) (100%)
Vanilla Flavor: Micellar Casein (Milk) (95%), Flavoring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Serving Size - 1 ¼ large scoops (30g)
Servings Per Container - 33 (1kg)
|Per 100g||Per Serving||*RI|
|Energy||1509 kJ/356 kcal||453 kJ/107 kcal||6%|
|Fat||1.5 g||0.5 g||1%|
|of which saturates||0.9 g||0.3 g||1%|
|Carbohydrates||4 g||1.2 g||1%|
|of which sugars||4 g||1.2 g||1%|
|Protein||85 g||26 g||52%|
|Salt||0.25 g||0.08 g||1%|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
The nutritional information is based on the Unflavored version, when choosing an alternative flavor the nutritional values may vary by up to 10%
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Wonderfully priced casein that mixes well. The price beats my previous US supplier hands down in terms of shipping and product cost. The product itself has been really effective in recovery and muscle growth and i am speaking as a heavy user, around 3-4 scoops of casein per day. I have tried all kinds of brand including the Tub ones from big companies in the US but they don't compare in digestibility an effectiveness. There are 3 natural flavors that i have downed 5kg of each flavour so far. I'll list them briefly regarding taste and mix-ability. Vanilla- Mixes really well with water, almost no foam and a pleasant smell Banana-Mixes well with water, however it foams up quite abit and can be a little hard to drink at the end. Pleasant smell too. Chocolate- mixes well with water, no foam and has a smell that is not so pleasant. Taste wise for these 3 flavours are excellent. For the reasons above i give 4 stars. MP needs to provide an all natural flavour and sweetening using stevia to sweetened to earn the last star. It's the way to go forward, MP please do it like the impact whey series. If you find this helpful like this review and bump it to the top so that others will be able to read it .:)Goes Well With:water and whey
I love to eat my protein sources and have been making casein cookie dough with the unflavoured product and flavdrops, it's delicious and a great way to get your protein in and a dessert that requires no cooking or time. Recipe below if you want to try it, you won't be disappointed: 50g unflavoured casein 15g nut butter of choice 15g cookie butter (if I don't have any I double up the nut butter) 50ml almond milk MP Flavdrops (vanilla) add to taste Add a little of the almond milk at a time as you want the consistency to be that of cookie dough and mix it thoroughly . If I have some fats and carbs left for the day il throw in some chocolate chips. If you like you like it thicker try chilling in the fridge for a while. Goes Well With:See recipe!!!
I have been using Myprotein whey supplements for a few years now (ISO PRO 97 & Impact whey) and have found both to be effective e.g. they mix well, taste just fine and have proven to be an effective supplement. Up until 8 months ago I would take one of the above immediately after training to aid recovery and assist development of muscle tissue after training, however after reading articles on the best time of day and type of supplements to take I started taking a whey supplement prior to training. As I train first thing in the morning I find this convenient and have definitely noticed improvements in training performance and overall gains in muscle development. I admit the gains are not ground braking, but they exist and are noticeable. So I got to thinking and decided I would start experimenting by taking a Casen protein in the evening, and monitor the results and effects. First off this has certainly helped me resisting from snacking on unhealthy items such as biscuits and cakes etc in the evening, as I eat quite clean during the day and do get the cravings for a sweet snack in the evenings when I know the wife has them hidden in the kitchen cupboard. Secondly I have definitely noticed a difference in the recovery from hard sessions, previously I would be sore (DOMS) for a few days after a particularly tough workout, whereas now I wouldn’t say I was as fresh as a daisy the morning after, however I am able to commit to another good session the following day. OK, now the taste test, I choose chocolate, the taste is fine however does leave a little powdery after tang, but I don’t find this to bad at all as I am usually brushing my teeth and having a glass of water soon afterwards before hitting the sack. The powder mixes fine (I use skimmed milk) and as long as you use a shaker and spend 20 seconds of vigorous agitation leaves no lumps or residue in the shaker. Overall a good supplement that is steadily helping me reach my goals without braking the bank or making me chug down foul tasting concoctions that make me wince and give nightmares. Goes Well With:Hard training and clean diet
This product works effectively in regards to what you want a casein shake to do, it mixes ok, not as good as Optimum Nutrition's one, and it tastes ok as a shake, again not as good as Optimum Nutrition either, which in my opinion is the best one you can buy, this product however is competitively priced which is why i opted to try it out, you get 700g more with MP for the same price as ON, in this regard though i do think you get what you pay for as ON is a better quality product, this however is a workable low budget option.Goes Well With:oats, yoghurt, home baking recipes just not a good shake.
I give this product 5/5 on everything. Firstly, it works. I noticed muscle gain and fat loss since I started using it daily before sleep. I wake up feeling really well even after a hard workout the day before. Secondly it mixes really well with milk and tastes good (I use unflavoured). If you have problems with lumps in your shake try this: using a fork mix the powder with a small amount of milk first to create a thick batter. Once you got that smooth, add more milk and keep stirring. Add some flavoured yogurt or milk if you like. Hope this helpsGoes Well With:Whey protein Magnesium and zinc
I have no special qualms or advantages to this product. I've received it properly packed, and tried out a bit of casein in yogurt. I had no chalky feelings or problems in mixability like others (not that I care much about mixing). As for taste, I don't care about taste, I order my stuff unflavoured whenever I can, so no negative or positive points on that. As for effectiveness, It's most useful long hours post workout or taking it at night. You can consume it in the evening to safeguard your muscles when you're doing IF (14-16 hours).
Went for the unflavoured version of this stuff and can see straight away the problem with the foaming after shaking. Compared to other products the amount of foam left after shaking this product is crazy but there is a simple solution. I filled my shaker with 300mls or so of water and then added a scoop on top. I took a big spoon to the mix and gave it a stong stir for a minute or so. Result was a smooth shake with no lumps. Hope this helps.
This product was delivered (default delivery option) within two days of placing a Web order. Great service. It's very light and 'dusty' in texture and so needs some care when handling to avoid creating great plumes of powder. The chocolate flavour is excellent - I just add one scoop of micellar casein powder to 40 g of porridge oats and then 225 g of just boiled water. Mix and leave to stand covered for 15 - 20 minutes to make a delicious just-before-bed final meal of the day. Cover and microwave (900W, 2 x 30 secs, stir in between) if using larger oats for a softer tasty chocolate porridge. Tweak preparation according to personal preference. I'm no expert in sports/muscle hypertrophy nutrition but published peer-peviewed scientific literature indicates that casein before bed can be beneficial to overall goals. I use it together with porridge oats at the end of the day to complete and balance my calorific and macronutrient daily targets . . . and it tastes superb as well! One very happy customer.Goes Well With:Porridge oats
Bought a 1kg bag of vanilla after reading everyone else's reviews and I'm glad I did as the usual next day aches/stiffness has all but gone since taking this before bed. Firstly, don't expect this to be as smooth/easy to drink as Impact Whey. On my first mix I followed the packet instructions but found it to be quite thick, with a lot of froth and with an incredible chalky after taste / texture which I ended up pouring away and feeling quite disappointed with it. After reading some reviews about this protein source on other forums/websites this wasn't anything uncommon and I noticed a lot of comments about how Myprotein's is the best on the market so stuck with it. Either use a blender or a hand whisk and jug and the mix is much easier to drink and tastes a lot nicer. There's still a slight chalky texture but you quickly get past this. I'm also using more water (roughly 400ml).
Having tried a lot of Casien protein I found this to be one of the worst. The powdery taste does not seem to dissapear no matter how long you shake it. The taste feels like artificial sweetener and quite grainy. Not even that flavoursome either. This is surprising to me given how light the feel of the casien powder is. Fairly dissapointed as I was recommend it by a good friend. The price is reasonable which may be a false sense of security. Having bought a 2.5kg I'm kinda of lumbered with it but may cut my losses and go back to my usual USN and Maximusle brands. It's difficult to tell if it has had any effect as I have only tried it for a few days but like I say if one is unable to tolerate or stomach the taste of it then may not see the true benefits, if indeed their is one. Sorry to be so negative folks but it's a shame as the other reviews seemed so positive about it, I just cannot see how!Goes Well With:Nothing. Tried it with milk and water. It ruins in both cases. Sorry to be so negative it really is that bad.
When I shake one scoop to 300ml water is impossible to drink that. Half liquid half foam. And the foam stay for more than 12h. How to drink foam
Tastes really good but it's a mess to use, like powdered snow seems to go everywhere don't wear black tee when mixing. Would recommend getting a tub to put it in as well. Chalky mix but it's favour is really good and for a finish end up eating the foam. Stuffed after it so works well. Good product got banana favour tastes good. Goes Well With:Water and pour into tub to avoid consent spilling/powder everywhere
After doing a lot of research into this product and protein in general, I read an article saying to mix Casein with Whey post workout for maximum benefits. I swear by it now. You get the initial protein hit from the Whey and then this product slowly drip feeds your muscles for up to 8 hours after your workout ensuring you get the most from your workout both with size and strength. When mixing it does tend to froth up a bit but if you leave it to settle for a few minutes, it's fine. Really helps to stop the DOMS (Delayed onset of muscle soreness) meaning you can train again sooner.Goes Well With:Impact Whey and BCAA powder
Take this before bed for the slow release of protein while asleep. Chocolate with water taste good and mixes well. It is a very fine powder compared to whey protein so be caregull if your wearing dark clothes as it can be a pain to get off.Goes Well With:Water
Mixed with water it don't seem to have a strong taste but with milk the taste is more strong. Mixes ok best to mix and leave for 5min can taste powder and it foam up well so shake let stand and made with milk very nice ,good quality which is the most important thing. Strawberry casien Goes Well With:Milk and a couple spoon full of Greek yogurt
Love this stuff for cooking with and makes a delicious fro-yo when mixed with Greek yoghurt..... Goes Well With:Greek yoghurt
Too much foam is produced with this product. Even if i prepare the shake 2 hours before gym the foam still stays there. other than that the product is good.
Although this is a good protein source and works well to slowly release protein to your muscles during sleep..the taste is horrendous..literally one of the worst tasting protein shakes i have ever had..but despite being critical i expect the taste is due to it being a casein protein and not a whey one. If you can stomach the taste then you have an excellent source of protein before bed.Goes Well With:Opt for water over milk otherwise you are drinking pva glue.
good product, but really..the mixability is terrible...
A little tough to mix in a shaker but done in a blink with a blender. Very smooth and tastes great for a casein drink. 2 scoops before bed and recovery has been much faster with aches subsiding much sooner. Not so hungry in the morning. Only tried the chocolate which I would definitely recommend.Goes Well With:Milk