Is Whey Protein better long-term compared to Casein?
NO. More comprehensive studies have shown that slow digesting proteins result in better long term retention of valuable amino acids.
These studies are far better to quote than BV studies. These studies by the European Center for Human Nutrition demonstrate what the human body does with proteins once consumed. They tracked radio-labeled amino acids through the body where they are sent, how they are utilized and also how much are retained in the body after 3 days. These studies show that slow digesting proteins are far superior to fast digesting proteins. The liver is the body’s filter and removes anything that is in excess in the blood. Whey protein (a fast digesting protein) releases a glut of amino acids into the blood stream. That amino acid sated blood flows through the liver and the liver begins to oxidize the amino acids for ENERGY to remove the excess from the blood thereby eliminating those amino acids from use in creating LEAN TISSUE.
Bloodstream amino acid levels have been shown to actually drop BELOW BASELINE LEVELS within hours of consuming Whey Protein due to oxidization by the liver. When the bloodstream amino levels drop below baseline the body believes it is starving from amino acids and start cannibalizing LEAN TISSUE.
YES, Whey Protein triggers more intense protein synthesis but without the ASSISTANCE of MICELLAR CASEIN ( a good slow digesting protein) will trigger muscle catabolism.
This is why in my opinion a High Quality Blended Timed Release Protein like UNRIVALLED’s AGF is a better option for MAXIMISING MUSCULAR GROWTH and REPAIR.
AGF (active growth formula) is a scientifically specific, superior formula of undenatured timed release Proteins.
AGF is designed to promote a significant increase in muscle mass and plays a major role in muscle maintenance. This innovative formula is high in all essential amino acids with added revolutionary fermented BCAA’s. This groundbreaking formula also delivers a rich collection of fibre which can be used in the promotion of gut health.
Cold Processed Micellar Casein:
Cold Proceed Micellar Casein provides a sustained release of amino acids, ideal for the manufacture and repair of muscle tissue. This makes the Cold Processed Micellar Casein in AGF the perfect muscle building protein.
Undenatured Cold Processed Whey Protein:
Only AGF incorporates true Undenatured Cold Processed Whey Protein. Only a truly undenatured whey protein provides high volumes of protein fractions including Lactoferrin, Glycomacropeptide and Immunoglobulins.
Cross Flow Micro Filtered Whey Protein Isolate:
Cross Flow Micro Filtered Whey Protein Isolate is one of the fastest acting proteins, making it the one of the most advantageous for triggering muscle growth. The cross flow micro filtered whey protein isolate used in AGF is of the highest biological value and extremely high in BCAA.
Hydrolysed Egg White Protein:
Hydrolysed Egg White Protein is fast digesting, low in fats and carbohydrates. It has one of the highest biological values of any protein and correspondingly causes a high muscle building response.
A protein rich Whole Algae delivering a complete protein containing all essential amino acids and a unique set of functional and nutritional benefits. Algavia contains a rich collection of fibre which can be used in the promotion of gut health, the healthier the gut the better protein absorption. Algavia also contains healthy lipids and an abundance of micro nutrients and is free of all known allergens.
Standard BCAA’s are manufactured using a very harsh chemical and heat extraction process. The significantly more expensive process of Fermentation uses no harsh chemicals or high heat. Superior Fermented BCAA’s are plant based and boost Unrivalled AGF to over 3g of Leucine per serving.