Although I try to get most of my dietary protein from healthy whole foods, I do consume Whey Protein after some of my intense workouts or Casein Protein during the day!
If you aren’t familiar with Whey Protein it is considered to be a “fast” acting protein, meaning it is absorbed quickly. Casein Protein is considered to be a “slow” protein, therefore the protein digestion is prolonged.
This is helpful to know when timing protein ingestion. In the mornings when I teach Group Power I immediately have a Whey Protein Shake to help my muscles recover fast. I have noticed when I don’t have that shake sometimes I am a little more sore after or my energy doesn’t last as long.
I started adding in Casein as a morning snack to fuel my busy days at work, it keeps me a little fuller longer. I even had one this morning, the cookies n cream flavor is like a treat!
The Casein provides a steady release of amino acids which is a great choice for long lasting muscle protection. As a former athlete and someone who is highly active I know that taking care of my body is important and to be honest some days are harder then others to get the adequate protein that I need.
Do you use Whey or Casein Protein? Do you notice a difference when you are using a protein supplement?