Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% French Vanilla -- 4 lbs
No Artificial Flavors or Sweeteners
100 of the Protein From Casein
24 g Protein
9.6 g Essential Amino Acids
4 g Sugar
The True Strength Of Casein
Faster digesting protein is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help fuel recovering muscles, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times - including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein proteins are acid sensitive and tend to thicken in the stomach. Compared to some other proteins, it can take longer for the Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. Gold Standard 100% Casein is also free of artificial flavors, sweeteners and synthetic colors and uses only protein from premium micellar casein to create a protein formula that's truly time-released.
Beyond The Basics
> No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners or Synthetic Colors.
> Loaded with Micellar Casein.
> 24 Grams of Time-Released Protein Per Serving.
> 4.7 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine).
> 4.7 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine and Glutamic Acid in Every Scoop.
Suggested Use: For healthy adults, consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.
Shaker: Using a shaker cup is the easiest and most convenient way to mix up a consistently great casein shake every time. Just add one heaping scoop to your shaker cup and then pour 10-12 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Adjust the intensity of your by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with a slightly more body and sweetness, mix one scoop with 8-10 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 12-14 oz of liquid per scoop.
Blender: Add one rounded scoop to a blender filled with 10-12 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds. By adding a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits (strawberries, bananas, peaches, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients. By adding supplements like Micronized Creatine, Glutamine, Taurine, and/or Instantized BCAA powders, you can make an even more powerful post-workout recovery product.
Spoon Stirred: If you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, you can just add one heaping scoop to a glass filled with 10-12 oz of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.
Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance.