What is better, whey or casein protein?
Whey protein has the highest BV value, and is the richest source of BCAAs of any protein. This means it is far superior to any other type of protein for muscle building, weight loss and general health. Casein protein has its place though. Casein protein is absorbed much slower by the body (up to about 7 hours). This means it’s ideal for a “night time” supplement, taken before bed. Bodybuilders and professional athletes have used casein for decades as a slow release protein to repair muscle tissue during sleep.
Can I mix whey protein with other supplements?
Yes of course. In fact, whey protein blends well with a whole host of supplements! A few examples are creatine, dextrose and glutamine. In fact, the uptake of protein can be improved by combining it with high GI carbohydrates. This produces an insulin spike that delivers nutrients to muscles faster than water or milk.
How much protein should I take?
How much protein you need is completely dependent on your weight, exercise level and goals. No 2 people are the same. Bodybuilders generally consume between 1 and 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.
When is the best time to take whey protein?
When you take whey protein depends on your goals. Whey protein is fast digesting, so it’s ideal for when you need it quickly. The most common times whey is used is first thing in the morning, after sport or training and before exercise. Whey can also be mixed with casein protein and taken between meals as a meal replacement.
By Dean Ash