Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder
Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is an unflavored casein supplement, which does not contain flavors, sweeteners, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame-k, gluten and it is a non-GMO product.
Like all other 100% micellar casein supplements, Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is a slowly digested, complete protein source, with a great amino acid profile, which typically has over 4,5g of BCAAs per 1 scoop of powder.
Published: February 22, 2017.
The serving size is 1 level scoop containing 24g of powder.
Since the powder contains nothing but instantized micellar casein and sunflower lecithin (1%), its protein content is relatively high - almost 80% by weight.
Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder comes in 1.8 pounds (816g) packages - larger packages would cost less per gram of powder, but the price is already acceptable.
The nutritional content and amino acids profile of the single serving is given in the following table:
|Nutrient||Amount||Essential Amino Acids||Amount (mg)||Non-Essential Amino Acids||Amount (mg)|
|Total Carbs||<1g||Isoleucine (BCAA)||1128||Arginine||833|
|Dietary Fiber||0g||Leucine (BCAA)||2153||Aspartic Acid||1685|
|Total Fats||0.5g||Methionine||617||Glutamic Acid||5076|
Of course, values in the table vary slightly, depending on the natural variability.
Mixability of the Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is acceptable, at least in the shaker with plastic/metallic mash - otherwise, it creates plenty of lumps which requires plenty of shaking to get rid of.
Taste is acceptable for unflavored casein protein powder - it tastes between chalk and sand, I guess. Seriously, if you expect that unflavored protein powder tastes well, forget it. If you want really tasty casein powder, go for Optimum Nutrition Casein Protein or Dymatize Elite Casein.
However, Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is an excellent casein protein powder for mixing with the blender in Bedtime Protein Shakes and Smoothies, where it is mixed with the sources of healthy fats, fibers, and proteins like nuts, peanut butter, cocoa, low fat and cottage cheese and similar.
Also, it can be used for increasing protein content in various meals like daily smoothies, healthy protein pancakes, etc.
Since powder contains no fillers, sweeteners, sugar, or anything similar often found in other protein powders, Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is very easy on the stomach.
Long story short - Now Foods Micellar Casein Powder is an excellent casein protein supplement for smoothies and other recipes where the protein powder is mixed with a blender with other foods. If you need casein powder to mix it with the water only, in the shaker, go for some other casein protein supplement.
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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