Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein
Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein is an exceptionally high-quality casein protein supplement in powdered form. It is derived from milk from US farms, and it is a non-GMO product that is also soy-free, gluten-free, growth hormone-free, and contains no rBGH (or rBST).
It is manufactured via a cold, acid-free, and bleach-free process - no heavy metals or any other similar pollutants.
And it is anything but budget-friendly casein protein :)
Published: February 25, 2017.
Note: rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) or rBST (Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin) is a genetically engineered artificial hormone injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk - it is still allowed in the US, but it is forbidden in countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Argentina and in the European Union because of its dangers.
Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein comes in 5 pounds (2.27 kg) packages and in three flavors: Unflavored, Vanilla, and Chocolate.
The nutritional content of the flavors is given in the following table - amounts are per single serving:
|1 Serving||30 g||37 g||38 g|
|Protein||26 g||26 g||27 g|
|Total Carbs||2 g||6 g||6 g|
|Dietary Fibers||0 g||0 g||1 g|
|Sugars||2 g||5 g||5 g|
|Total Fats||0 g||0 g||2 g|
|Saturated Fats||0 g||0 g||1 g|
|Cholesterol||20 mg||20 mg||20 mg|
|Potassium||65 mg||95 mg||150 mg|
|Sodium||20 mg||30 mg||25 mg|
|Calcium||618 mg||620 mg||623 mg|
|Phosphorous||390 mg||390 mg||390 mg|
|Magnesium||29 mg||29 mg||45 mg|
Unflavored 'flavor' ingredient: Micellar Casein(!)
Vanilla flavor ingredients: Micellar Casein, Natural Vanilla Flavoring, and Organic Coconut Sugar
Chocolate flavor ingredients: Micellar Casein, Natural Organic Chocolate Flavoring, and Organic Coconut Sugar
Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein contains no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, or colors.
Each serving of this protein contains 26-27g of protein and 5.4g of BCAA. Amino acid profiles are given in the following table:
|Isoleucine||1353 mg||1353 mg||1380 mg|
|Leucine||2356 mg||2356 mg||2399 mg|
|Valine||1726 mg||1726 mg||1769 mg|
|Alanine||723 mg||723 mg||756 mg|
|Arginine||886 mg||886 mg||926 mg|
|Aspartic Acid||1703 mg||1703 mg||1773 mg|
|Cystine||93 mg||93 mg||102 mg|
|Glutamic Acid||5202 mg||5202 mg||5308 mg|
|Glycine||443 mg||443 mg||475 mg|
|Histidine||746 mg||746 mg||759 mg|
|Lysine||1936 mg||1936 mg||1972 mg|
|Methionine||700 mg||700 mg||707 mg|
|Phenylalanine||1260 mg||1260 mg||1294 mg|
|Proline||2450 mg||2450 mg||2480 mg|
|Serine||1470 mg||1470 mg||1500 mg|
|Threonine||1073 mg||1073 mg||1101 mg|
|Tryptophan||327 mg||327 mg||337 mg|
|Tyrosine||1353 mg||1353 mg||1379 mg|
Vanilla flavor and unflavored casein powders have, according to the available data, the same amino acid profiles, while Chocolate flavor has slightly more protein per serving and thus has a slightly different amino acid profiles.
Obviously, Unflavored 'flavor' has the highest protein content per gram of powder of all three flavors - not to surprise, since it is pure casein powder with nothing else.
Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein doesn't contain lecithin (commonly from soy and/or sunflower), which is often found in casein supplements - lecithin aids in mixing casein powder with water.
Thus, Naked Micellar Casein does not mix easily in a shaker - forget glass and spoon! For the best results, use a small hand blender - it will mix the powder thoroughly with water, milk, or any other ingredient without clumps and without much foam.
Some users claim that this product mixes easily - well, when compared with Optimum Nutrition Casein, it does not mix easily!
Taste is acceptable - most people take casein powder and mix it with water prior to bed and drink it without too much complicating things. Such bedtime shake is a slowly digesting meal that feeds the body for at least, next 7-8 hours. And amounts of added sugar or fats are minimal - excellent for people on low-calorie and Keto diets. Even people trying to gain weight can significantly benefit from regularly taking casein powder before going to sleep.
Note that casein protein thickens shakes and smoothies, so it takes some time to learn to add the right amount of water.
Other than for plain bedtime shakes, Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein is excellent for mixing with other foods like fruits, oats, milled nuts, peanut butter and for increasing protein content in meals throughout the day, like in protein pancakes, ice creams, homemade slow-digesting protein bars, etc.
Price - if there is something not so good with Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein then it is his price. This casein supplement costs almost double the price of most budget-friendly and much more popular casein supplements.
Occasionally, Naked Nutrition Casein can be found at a discount on Amazon (link opens in the new window).
However, what you pay is what you get - one of the purest casein proteins on the market. For people having issues with allergies, gluten, or anything similar, Naked Micellar Casein is an excellent supplement.
Note: if you are lactose intolerant, Naked Micellar Casein does contain lactose, but in very small amounts. Some manufacturers add enzyme lactase to dairy-based protein supplements to help people with lactose intolerance, however, Naked Nutrition simply tries to lower amounts of lactose in their products.
If someone wishes to try Naked Nutrition products, feel free to order Naked Nutrition Sample Pack from Amazon (link opens in the new window).
This sample pack contains five Naked Nutrition protein products in a single serving pouches: Naked Whey, Naked Casein, Naked Goat, Naked Pea, and Naked Rice.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Naked Nutrition Micellar Casein Protein Amazon link (link opens in the new window).
More about casein supplements can be found in Top 5 Best Casein Protein Powders: How to Pick the Right One article.