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New 'favorite' Casein. Surprised me!
on March 3, 2017
Decided to switch brands and I have to say I'm coming back to Dymatize! It's priced less as the tried and true Optimum Nutrition Casein per/lb which I've been using for years, but I think it has just a tad more BCAAs but it also has 2.3 grams of L-Leucine which is proven to help with protein synthesis, and we all know you build muscle in your sleep, not when you workout so that's a great little extra!
The taste is good and it's VERY low carb. (Basically none) I'm on a cut so carbs/sugar are a deal breaker and this basically has 2g of carbs-- it's entirely protein and nutrients, I think it's less carbs than Optimum Nutrition's variant.
It mixes well in water/milk (I get a little bit of clumps but to avoid that I'll add some milk FIRST than add a scoop and top it off with milk/water) It's HEAVY in that you need about 2 cups of milk for it to mix properly and have it not be too thick. You can get away with just using water and having to use much less liquid. I like using Silk's 'protein' nutmilk just for some extra protein/nutrients and I usually have to fill my shaker almost to the top with one scoop for it to have a thin enough consistency to drink. It seems to 'grow' when using milk.
I can attest that it does it's job. In the morning I typically feel less hungry than if I don't take it, and as a result I'm less sore, etc. I also don't get any bloating, etc. but occasional I'll have some 'gastric' issues-- but that's usually if I eat dinner too late and as a result take this an hour or two after I've had a meal. It's best to take on a completely empty stomach right before bed. But like my post workout protein, (Animal True Mass) this is now a staple of my routine along with my other supplements.