Casein Protein

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  1. Crusader420

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    I have been taking muscle milk as my before bed shake. Is there a better source of casein protein that I should use to replace it with? Also, how effective is muscle milk as a pre-weightlifting shake?
     
  2. Vedic

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    Its good for before bed, as long as you are not trying to cut. if you are, then there are a ton of casein specialized proteins on the market. Pre-weightlifting I would use endurox, vendetta, etc. Not a meal replacement so to speak.
     
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    Yep, what Vedic said.

    Also, I've heard Muscle Milk's protein is about 60% casein and 40% whey... not that it really matters but maybe you care :D
     
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    does that percentage of whey have any benefits when taken before bed or would i be better off with a 100% casein protein?
     
  6. Vedic

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    it won't hurt any. I mean it will give you some fast acting protein and aminos, especially if its been a while since you ate. You could go with only casein at bed time. But frankly that's splitting hairs until that level of deliberate calculations is needed.
     
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    I agree with Vedic. I was just throwing in out there for informational purposes. That's why I made the comment "not that it really matters".
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'm glad to hear that muscle milk delivers becuase it is absolutely delicious.
     
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    Just curious do you have the powder or the premixed shakes?
     
  10. ChingChang

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    I just use optimum nutrition casein protein powder before bed with milk, and sometimes a spoon of peanut butter on the side
     
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    Well put.
     
  12. TX911

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    roof cheese?
     
  13. Vedic

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    Its a "cottage" man
     
  14. joshetc

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    I've used both MM and EvoPro (basically just the protein of muscle milk) and had better luck sleeping on EvoPro, for some reason MM gives me what I can't really explain as anything other than an "energy spike".
     
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    in canada there are a number of timed release proteins for bed that are actually pretty cheap. syntha 6 is a good one, much cheaper than muscle milk.
     
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    to much sodium
     
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    cottage cheese
     
  18. jewjitsu92

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    muscle milk is not the best choice b/c it has way too much saturated fat which is actually detrimental to muscle gaining
     
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    Please explain how saturated fat is detrimental to muscle gaining.
     
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    Here's some advice: read more and post less. You've been posting a lot of useless comments interspersed with blatantly incorrect statements.
     

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