Casein proteins are pH sensitive causing them to thicken in the acidic environment of the stomach. The proteins’ ability to form a gel in the stomach slows down the digestion rate allowing for a sustained release of amino acids. This makes casein ideal for nighttime or prolonged periods throughout the day without protein.
We are going to reveal some tricks used by many leading supplement companies. This may ruffle some feathers; however, it is our job to make sure you get the facts so you can purchase based on factual knowledge and not marketing hype that over promises and under delivers. If you are serious with your supplements and training, you owe it to yourself to know these facts before purchasing another casein supplement. There are many low-cost manufacturing methods for casein protein that many top brands use to cut corners with your results, while increasing their bottom line by using cheaply made ingredients that save them money.
The type used in the French study was Micellar Casein, which is isolated from milk by filtration, rather than by use of acid or heat. The filtration method we use preserves the structural integrity of the protein, unlike what occurs in other processing methods that many others use. When heat or acid is used to separate casein out of milk, the micelle’s structures are altered, resulting in a loss of biological activity and digestibility.
Calcium Caseinate is casein protein which has been separated from skimmed milk with the use of an acid. This means the final protein is not in its original Micellar structure.
After the casein has been precipitated by acid, the mixture is heated again. This causes the protein to further thermolyze and degrade into smaller components, which agglomerate together to form clumps of curd. The curd is then dewatered by high-sheer centrifuging. At this point, the casein has been treated with acid and heat, which can harm the integrity of the protein.
Raw milk casein is made out of a complex group of protein clusters called micelles, which are bound with calcium, phosphate, and citrate ions and exist at a neutral pH of approximately 6.6, roughly the same as your body’s pH. Native Micellar Casein complements your body’s acid-base balance and will not cause an acidic effect. That’s unlike many top brands’ caseins, which are highly acidifying and need to be chemically alkalized to be edible.
How can you tell which kind of casein you are taking? In the nutrition panel the first ingredient listed should be Micellar Casein. If the brand you are taking is not Micellar Casein, then it’s time for a trade-in.
Example: Using a pair of pliers to remove a screw versus using a screwdriver—one is more efficient at getting the job done, however, both will work. Use RE-KAGED post workout or at breakfast and then use the Micellar Kasein before bed.
During the day and after exercise your muscles need fast-digesting protein such as whey to counteract the catabolic effect of physical exercise and help with recovery and muscle growth.
However, at night Kasein is king and has the anabolic advantage over longer periods of time due its ability to induce a slow and steady release of amino acids to your muscles for several hours, while you sleep.
If you are currently not feeding your body with a sustained release of high-quality amino acids while you sleep, you are making a BIG mistake! Nighttime is one of the most critical windows to give your muscles a steady supply of amino acids in order to remain nitrogen positive. This is one major way Kris Gethin can support his recovery so he can annihilate his regular DTP workouts and cardio sessions and grow year-after-year.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Just bought the Vanilla Shake flavor. Great taste and mixed using a spoon with little effort. So far no digestion issues. Using this to make protein bars and mixing with yogurt, cottage cheese and frozen fruit for a nice desert. Will try the whey powder as soon as my current whey bottle runs out...Definitely recommending this products to others. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I enjoy making protein pudding with this protein before bed and I can sleep easy knowing it’s feeding my muscles all night!
Have use for a few weeks now and like it a lot. Mrs. great. Taste great. Keeps me full overnight. I mix it with my egg whites and cook before bed. Add a little peanut butter drizzled in it. Outstanding.
Delicious!!!! I’m a first time buyer of this particular product and I’m not disappointed. The ingredient profile is clean and my muscles are getting everything I need as I’m sleeping.
Love Kasein as a night time protein source never have to replace dessert
I will use the kasien for the rest of my long life ... me and my wife both use this as our last meal desert it’s better than ice cream
Hi Nick, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you are enjoying Kasein. We are happy this works for you as a desert replacement! Thanks for being apart of the Kaged Muscle Family!
This is an amazing product. I feel good knowing that on days my diet is lacking protein, I am fueling my body with goodness.
Use it 100% to make protein pudding and it’s been easy to mix and good tasting. Doesn’t have the gritty sandy texture of other protein I have tried. Also I have a very sensitive stomach and this hasn’t upset it once. So would highly recommend you try it if you are sensitive to other proteins
Mixes easy, tastes great. I take mine before bed, and really noticed a lack of soreness the day after workouts. It's a little grainy, but that's seems to be the MO for casein. No gassy, bloated feeling. Great product, I would recommend to anyone.
This is the best tasting casein protein I've ever had. Mixes very well compared to others out there.
Hi Brian, We are so happy to hear Kaged Muscle is your favorite! We appreciate your support and we are so happy to hear your enjoying the flavors of our Kasein!
I love vanilla flavour, best tasting product in it's class.
I stumbled upon this Casein after doing some research It was one of the top Casein protein supplements and for the price I had to try it out. I must say that I have no regrets, the taste is amazing and the calorie count is perfect,and we all know that KM is the better brand in the business right now. The best way to prepare it is with Almond milk and some ice. Almond milk is very healthy and low fat but best of all it’s lactose free for those that have lactose problems. Will definitely be buying more.
Hi Marcos, Thank you so much for this review. We appreciate the feedback and support! We are so happy you are enjoying the Vanilla Kasein. Don't forget to check out the chocolate flavor as well!
Love this product because it tastes like dessert and keeps you feeling full. Been using it for years! Love it!
Love It. It’s now a staple in my supplement regiment.
Hi, Thank you the review. We are so excited to hear you are enjoying the Kasein. Don't forget to check out our other flavors!!
Love the flavor, no clumping
Hi Steven, Thank you for your review! We are glad you are loving this flavor.