Dymatize Elite Casein
Dymatize Elite Casein is protein supplement in powdered form. Its only protein source is slow digesting micellar casein, making Dymatize Elite Casein ideal Meal Replacement Powder (MRP) for daily meals and snacks and especially for bedtime protein shakes.
Dymatize Elite Casein comes in two packages: 2 pounds (907g) and 4 pounds (1.8 kg). Of course, larger packages are cheaper per gram of protein powder.
It also comes in four flavors: Cinnamon Bun, Cookies and Cream, Rich Chocolate, and Smooth Vanilla. Nutritional content of all four flavors are given in the following table, per one serving:
|Flavor||Cinnamon Bun||Cookies and Cream||Rich Chocolate||Smooth Vanilla|
|Serving Size||1 scoop - 35g||1 scoop - 34g||1 scoop - 36g||1 sccop - 33g|
|Calories||130 kcal||130 kcal||130 kcal||130 kcal|
|Calcium||60% RDA||60% RDA||70% RDA||60% RDA|
As one can see, Dymatize Elite Casein is excellent source of slow digesting protein, with minimum amount of fats and carbs. It does NOT contain sugars, saturated and trans fats, while cholesterol is very low. Casein protein supplements are also excellent source of calcium with Dymatize Elite Casein containing at least 60% of calcium RDA for 2000 kcal 'standard' diet.
Dymatize Elite Casein mixes with water easily, with no lumps, especially when there is plastic mesh in the shaker. Foam settles quickly, within few seconds.
Depending on the amount of water, shake can be rather thick. Shakes are very tasty - IMHO, Rich Chocolate is the best, but author of this article is slightly chocoholic, so ... :)
Dymatize Elite Casein sets easily on the stomach, with no digestive issues.
Due to slow digestion, Dymatize Elite Casein can be used as Meal Replecement Powder (MRP) for daily snacks or shakes, especially by the people on a low-calorie diets. Since powder contains almost no fibers and very low amount of carbs, one can add milled oats, or some fruit. Especially is Smooth Vanilla suitable for fruity smoothies.
It can be also used for increasing protein content in certain meals (instead of whey protein), like protein pancakes.
For bedtime shakes, powder can be mixed with water with or without adding milled nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds etc.), peanut butter, low fat or cottage cheese and similar foods which are source of healthy fats, slow digesting protein and preferably digestive fibers.
Long story short - Dymatize Elite Casein is excellent casein protein supplement. It tastes good, it mixes easily, it is easy on stomach, digest slowly, and often can be found on sale.
More about casein supplements can be found in Top 5 Best Casein Protein Powders: How to Pick the Right One article.
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