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100% CASEIN Protein OPTIMUM NUTRITION (1818g)

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€79.00 €49.99
  • 24g of pure micellar casein protein with only 0.5g fat and no sugar
  • Slow digesting protein powder
  • Supports muscle growth and maintenance

Slow release protein OPTIMUM NUTRITION 100% CASEIN GOLD STANDARD (1818g)

Sometimes slower is better-especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion. While rapid protein absorption is desirable immediately before or after exercise, delayed release is probably more beneficial throughout the remainder of the day.

Casein proteins are pH sensitive and gel in the acidic environment of the stomach. As a result, it can take more than twice as long for caseins to be broken-down into their amino acid subcomponents than whey and other proteins.

Casein is the most abundant protein present in milk. It is considered a high quality protein because it is easily assimilated and it supplies sufficient quantities of amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body.

Another benefit is increased satiety (feeling of fullness or satisfaction). Casein exerts a slight pressure on the stomach walls. In effect, this pressure signals to the brain to stop eating because the stomach is full. Casein is the most slowly digested and absorbed type of protein. This helps create a "timed-release" effect, providing a steady stream of amino acids to your muscles over a long period of time. The net result is a greatly enhanced anti-catabolic environment which is much more friendly to growth and recovery.

Bodybuilders and athletes looking to build lean muscle, prevent muscle breakdown, and reduce recovery times, and individuals interested in improving the quality of their sleep can greatly benefit from casein.

Casein Research: Perhaps the most interesting kernel on casein to come from the scientific community is the Boirie study, which found that casein managed about a 31% increase in protein synthesis (to whey's 68%)... but also reduced whole-body protein degradation (catabolism) by 34%. More importantly, researchers found that casein contributed to a positive nitrogen balance an average of 7 hours after ingestion.

The Biorie study has since spurred further research of casein. Another study looked at the effect casein might have on body composition when used as part of a 12-week weight-training program. Participants were separated into two groups, each of which maintained a balanced diet including 75 grams of protein per day. The difference was in the sources of protein used: while the first group relied on whey-based drinks to reach their daily protein requirements, the second group made use of milk protein isolates (80% casein, 20% whey). At the end of the study, the milk protein isolate group had lost more fat (15.4 lbs. vs. 9.2 lbs.), gained more lean mass (9 lbs. vs. 4.4 lbs.), and gained more upper and lower body strength than the whey group.

Additional studies, though not as influential, have indicated casein may lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels at the same time. In people whose immune systems were weakened by illness or disease, casein appears to demonstrate anti-viral and immune system-enhancing properties. Casein has even been linked to decreases in inflammatory factors in cardiovascular disease.

Supplement Facts:

Serving Size: 1 Heaping Scoop (32g)
Servings Per Container: 55-56

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 120
  • Calories from Fat 10
  • Total Fat 1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calcium 450 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Aminogen 23 mg

Typical Amino Acid Profile Per Serving(mg):

  • Alanine 636
  • Arginine 830
  • Methionine 617
  • Aspartic Acid 1523
  • Phenylalanine 1096
  • Cystine 76
  • Proline 2320
  • Glutamine 4744
  • Serine 1338
  • Glycine 489
  • Threonine 996
  • Histidine 659
  • Tryptophan 280
  • Isoleucine 1257
  • Tyrosine 811
  • Leucine 2040
  • Valine 1542

Other Ingredients:

Protein Blend (Micellar Casein, Calcium Caseinate), Cocoa (processed with alkali), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose.

Casein Protein Recommended Use:

Use ON 100% Casein Protein immediately before bed, in place of small meals, and/or any other time when delayed protein absorption is desired. To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements.

SHIPPING POLICY

FREE SHIPPING on orders over €60 (Ireland & Northern Ireland only).
We aim to despatch all orders within 1-2 working days.
All Ireland and Northern Ireland deliveries up to 30kg are sent on a next working day service with DPD, which in most cases arrive within 1-3 working days.

PLEASE NOTE

DPD deliver all our parcels Monday to Friday in a time slot between 8am - 6pm.
There are always two attempts of delivery of every parcel and after that the parcel will be sent back to our warehouse so make sure someone is at home on the day of delivery to avoid disappointment.
If a delivery is attempted at your address but no one is there to collect and sign your parcel a card should be put through your letter box. Leaflet will tell you how to contact the courier to arrange re-delivery.
If you do not hear from a courier after 4-8 days, please contact us by email at info@megapump.ie.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

We deliver to selected list of counties. For details please see the list below.
All delivery prices are provided for packages in weight up to 31kg.

Country Orders under €60 Orders over €60 Transit Time
Republic of Ireland €5.99 FREE 1 to 3 days
Northern Ireland €5.99 FREE 2 to 4 days
United Kingdom €9.99 €9.99 3 to 5 days
France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg €15.48 €15.48 3 to 5 days
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland €20.64 €20.64 4 to 7 days
Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia €24.51 €24.51 5 to 7 days
Sweden, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Estonia €30.96 €30.96 5 to 8 days
Finland, Portugal €34.83 €34.83 5 to 8 days

For delivery to countries not listed, please contact us for information by email at info@megapump.ie.


RETURNS POLICY

We want our customers to be happy with the goods they buy and about the service we provide. However if you are not happy with our products, we will take back any of our products and refund you in full. No question asked!

1. CANCELLATION POLICY / RIGHT TO CANCEL

1.1. You may cancel your contractual declaration in writing (e.g. letter or e-mail) within 14 days without justification, 14 days period begins on the day on which the customer acquires physical possession of the goods. 30% restocking charge will be applied.
1.2. The withdrawal period begins on the day on which the consumer acquires physical possession of the goods.
1.3. Timely sending of the cancellation or the item will suffice in protecting the cancellation period.
1.4. The costs of return any goods are paid by the customer.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CANCELLATION TO:

MEGAPUMP
Unit 5, Demesne Shopping Centre
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Republic of Ireland
E-mail: info@megapump.ie

2. RETURNS

2.1. We are always happy to accept any of our products.
2.2. To receive a full refund goods should be returned in original, unopened packaging.
2.3. If the product is not returned in its dispatched state we cannot offer a full refund and a compensation will be calculated on individual basis, please note that it can be up to 100% of value depending on the damage.
2.4. If goods have been dispatched, you have the right to return goods within 14 days of receipt of your goods.
2.5. In the event that you exercise your statutory right of revocation, you shall be responsible for regular costs of the return shipment if the goods supplied correspond to the goods ordered.

For further details on our Returns Policy, please contact us by email at info@megapump.ie.

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