Casein for Body Building
Maximuscle explain why Casein can be the ideal protein supplement for body building.
What do body builders need?
There’s no two ways about it, body building takes a significant toll on the body. For a start, the body churns through more calories to maintain muscle compared to maintaining fat. So, the more muscle you build, the more calories the body requires on a daily basis. Not to mention the calories you need to get through training.
Secondly, weight training is incredibly demanding and thus a high protein diet is imperative to restore and build muscle.
Casein and Body Building
Casein is a dairy protein that can be found in foods such as yoghurt, cheese, butter and cow’s milk. When casein is ingested and comes into contact with stomach acid it solidifies, as such the rate of gastric emptying decreases. This means that the amino acids derived from a source of casein take longer to be delivered to the muscle. This may sound like a negative, but in fact during fasted periods e.g. sleep, this results in a slow yet steady flow of amino acids to the muscles, helping muscles to restore and develop during periods of recovery.
A pre-bed casein snack can be a perfect choice to get not only the necessary protein, but also additional calories to support your body building goals.
Maximuscle Micellar Casein provides 21.9g protein per serve and comes in two delicious flavours; Chocolate Caramel and Chocolate Mint.