Although we are told time and time again to use whey protein to get that fix of muscle building goodness right after a workout, this doesn’t help us retain lean muscle mass throughout the day. If you are looking to maximise your workout results, you seriously need to consider adding casein protein to your supplement list. There haven’t been many changes to the category so much of this list is similar to previous years. Without further ado, here are the top 10 casein protein powders of 2018.
Pure Supps 100% Casein is an ongoing Australian favourite thanks to its incredible value and use of quality ingredients. The supplement contains pure micellar casein with added vitamins and minerals for extra nutritional value. For those after a high quality and great value casein protein, Pure Supps 100% Casein is an excellent option.
Max's Anabolic Night is another popular protein supplement that contains a blend of slow release proteins including micellar casein, calcium caseinate and whey protein concentrate. It has an added GH support complex and some sleep support ingredients, making this a comprehensive recovery support protein. Overall, Max’s Anabolic Night is all about helping you make maximum gains whilst you sleep and ensuring that you wake up feeling rested and ready to tackle each day head on.
Gen-Tech Casein Custard is a solid night-time protein that delivers high quality amino acids to increase lean muscle and improve recovery. With added colostrum, Casein Custard can also help boost gut and immune health. Casein Custard mixes into a thick shake and is a delicious treat for those looking for a tasty and convenient way to supply a sustained release of essential amino acids to your muscles during sleep.
Remaining the world’s best-selling casein, Optimum’s Gold Standard 100% Casein is still going strong. Although the formulation is simple, it does the job. Optimum’s Casein contains high quality casein protein perfect to provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids when you’re not eating.
Maxine’s brand is continually growing. Although this is a women’s night time protein, it still deserves recognition. Maxine’s Night time is formulated based on the highly popular Max’s Nite Time and uses several of the same ingredients. Maxine’s Night time is perfect for any woman looking to rest, recovery and grow optimally.
MuscleTech Nitro Tech Night-Time is made from 100% micellar whey featuring 25 grams of pure protein providing you the amino acids you need to help you recover faster and build more lean muscle during the night. Nitro Tech Night-time is also low in carbs, fats and contains no fillers. If you’re looking for a delicious night time protein, Nitro Tech Night-time is an easy to digest and solid alternative.
Dymatize Elite Casein is an easy to mix, delicious shake that provides 24 grams of casein-derived protein in each serving. Elite Casein is also one of the very few casein protein powders on the market that is 100% gluten free. Adding 10 grams of BCAAs to each serving, Elite Casein makes an excellent protein powder to build muscle and support muscle recovery.
International Protein M-Casein only contains 5 ingredients making it a clean and simple product. Each 40 gram serve of M-Casein delivers 30.4 gram of protein, which makes it an extremely pure casein protein source to improve and support night time recovery. Although it’s not as popular as some of its competitors, the M-Casein from International Protein is a fantastic and highly suitable alternative to any of the supplements seen above.
MusclePharm 100% Casein is a slow-releasing protein formulation that is filled with amino acids to boost muscle growth and protect muscle tissue. It contains an added digestive enzyme blend to support digestion and absorption, so you can get the most out of the product. This is another solid option to get the protein you need to build and recover.
Approaching the end of the list, we have Giant Sports Delicious Protein. As the name suggests, it is a great tasting protein that has 27 grams of protein and is also 100% gluten-free to minimise any cramping or gastrointestinal discomfort. Delicious Protein is a rich, great-tasting protein to help support lean muscle as well as recovery.
Notable Casein Protein Powders of 2018
Here are some notable casein powders that have just missed the cut off: