MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein is excellent casein-only protein supplement, featuring high amount of protein per gram of powder, very low amounts of fats and carbs. And it tastes good, especially Gourmet Milk Chocolate flavor.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein as protein source has micellar casein only. Powder comes in two packages - 1.83 pounds (828 grams) and 3.75 pounds (1.70 kg).
Three flavors are available: Gourmet Milk Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Strawberry Shortcake. Nutritional content of all three flavors is very similar, and it is given in the following table - amounts are per single serving.
|Flavor||Gourmet Milk Chocolate||Vanilla Ice Cream||Strawberry Shortcake|
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein is a casein powder with one of the highest protein contents on the market, with 77 to 80g of protein per 100g of powder, depending on the flavor. Also, it contains around 5.2g of BCAA per single serving and 5g of glutamine and its precursors.
Typical amino acid profile of MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein per single serving is given in the following table:
|Glutamine & Precursor||4984mg||Methionine||670mg||Tyrosine||1296mg|
For more on the importance of BCAA and other essential amino acids, please check these articles (links open in the new windows):
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein mixes well in the shaker - this is casein powder and it requires some practice to add the right amount of water. If too little water is added, powder doesn't mix well, leading to thick, but also potentially grainy shake. If one adds too much water, taste could be lost, especially in Vanilla Ice Cream.
Due to high purity, MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein can be used on various diets, for preparing various meals. If you have sweet cravings, make thick Vanilla Ice Cream shake using cold water and blender and put it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes - one gets a real ice cream. Again, Gourmet Milk Chocolate tastes much better :)
Strawberry Shortcake flavor tastes like some common berry fruit and can be mixed with water only or with other fruits like berries, bananas, apples and similar. Vanilla is good for this purpose, too. Chocolate flavor and fruits - not for me, thanks :)
Since casein powder digest slowly for 7-8 hours, MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein can be used for bedtime shakes and smoothies, but also for breakfasts and daily snacks and meals.
Just be aware that, after consuming casein protein supplements like MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein, it takes one to two hours for amino acid levels in blood to rise. After that, levels are almost constant for total of 7-8 hours. So, for breakfasts add some whey protein or some other 'faster' protein source, or use MuscleTech Phase 8 MRP. If you are endomorph (slow metabolism) like author of this article, MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein is good for breakfasts, too.
Long story short - if you need high quality casein protein powder, that mixes acceptably well and has acceptably good flavors, go for MuscleTech Phase 8 Protein Powder. I am little bit picky about mixability in plain, cold water, using nothing but shaker, but that is just me.
Also, flavors could be better, especially fruity one, but I tend to be chocoholic, so, for me, flavor order is Gourmet Milk Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream and only than Strawberry Shortcake :)
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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