Category Archives: Casein

More Differences Between Whey and Casein: Postprandial Triglycerides

Milk contains two protein fractions. These fractions are whey and casein. Consuming whole milk necessitates the consumption of both fractions because they are present as a mixture along with the other macronutrients. However, it is possible to separate these two … Continue reading

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Casein and Dietary Fat Interactions

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Whey, Casein and Soy Protein

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More on Whey Versus Casein Protein

Whey and casein are two proteins that are isolated from milk. They are available freeze dried as powders. Whey protein is popular amongst athletes for its skeletal muscle building effects. This relates to the high concentration of branched chain amino … Continue reading

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Animal Versus Vegetable Protein For Muscle Growth

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Soy Versus Milk For Muscle Growth

The essential amino acids cannot be synthesised endogenously and so dietary sources are relied upon to provide them in the correct amounts to allow the synthesis of proteins. The usefulness of a dietary protein for human needs is therefore judged … Continue reading

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More On Zinc Absorption: Is Casein a Factor?

Zinc deficiency results in growth retardation, retarded sexual maturity, immune system dysfunction, skin problems, and can also exacerbate iron deficient anaemia. This is of concern because studies have shown that many individuals in the Western nations are borderline deficient in … Continue reading

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Protein Digestion: A Complex Subject

Dietary protein must be broken down to amino acids and shorter peptides to facilitate absorption in the gut. This process is achieved by the release of proteases into the lumen of the gut, and is aided by the acidic environment … Continue reading

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Post Workout Protein

High quality proteins contain all of the amino acids in their correct ratios for growth and metabolism. In this regard 20 to 25 grams of high quality protein contains around 8 to 10 grams of essential amino acids. Some of … Continue reading

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The Composition of Whey Protein

Milk is composed of two main protein fractions, whey and casein. If milk is allowed to curdle, the liquid that remains is the whey protein fraction and the solid curds are the casein protein fraction. Casein is a collective name … Continue reading

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