Whey vs. Casein?

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I am looking for a a protein powder in order to make a protein shake as one of my daily snacks. I found a protein powder (SNI Pro Whey PW-30)...but my friend was telling me how I should use casein instead because it is slow digesting.

Does it really matter which one I consume if I am looking to eat more protein and to lose weight/maintain?

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  • monolith66
    monolith66 Posts: 168 Member
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    People tend to consume casein before bed because of it's slower digestion and to prevent catabolism while sleeping, Because it digests slower than whey isolate, it will make you feel fuller longer where as whey isolate is more for quick absorption ideally for pre and post-workout .
  • KseRz
    KseRz Posts: 980 Member
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    People tend to consume casein before bed because of it's slower digestion and to prevent catabolism while sleeping, Because it digests slower than whey isolate, it will make you feel fuller longer where as whey isolate is more for quick absorption ideally for pre and post-workout .

    ^^ Everything he said. I can not think of anything else to add as this is what most literature suggests.
  • soccerkon26
    soccerkon26 Posts: 596 Member
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    That makes sense :) got it!

    What if I don't consume whey before or after my workout...just randomly during the day?
  • monolith66
    monolith66 Posts: 168 Member
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    Oh, and I forgot to mention... casein is also used to make "protein fluff"... its like a protein-based mousse, apparently its delicious lol
  • fushigi1988
    fushigi1988 Posts: 519 Member
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    Whey = fast
    Casein = slow
    Lose weight = calorie deficit

    Doesn't matter if you take your whey during the day if you feel like it, I often do so too. It just gets used for energy (if you are in slight deficit or maintaining of course)
  • monolith66
    monolith66 Posts: 168 Member
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    That makes sense :) got it!

    What if I don't consume whey before or after my workout...just randomly during the day?

    It's up to you, a lot of people believe in the "metabolic window" which is the best time to consume a meal post-workout when your metabolism is high for better absorption. Some say its about a 6 hour window max, beyond that your metabolism starts to slow down for the day. Some believe it and follow it, and others think it's just "broscience" It's your call, really. Either way, it's going to be absorbed just absorbs better post-workout, when your body needs it most.
  • KseRz
    KseRz Posts: 980 Member
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    That makes sense :) got it!

    What if I don't consume whey before or after my workout...just randomly during the day?

    It's up to you, a lot of people believe in the "metabolic window" which is the best time to consume a meal post-workout when your metabolism is high for better absorption. Some say its about a 6 hour window max, beyond that your metabolism starts to slow down for the day. Some believe it and follow it, and others think it's just "broscience" It's your call, really. Either way, it's going to be absorbed just absorbs better post-workout, when your body needs it most.

    Please award this person for MFP person of the day!

    Perfect advice. Im mirin
  • nicailyzee
    nicailyzee Posts: 183 Member
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    Learn a lot just commenting to add to my topics thanks!
  • soccerkon26
    soccerkon26 Posts: 596 Member
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    You guys are awesome, thanks! :)