Platinum 100% Casein is one of the three staple protein powders to make up the new MuscleTech Platinum series. As detailed below, MuscleTech have worked hard to make this casein product stand out from the crowd - and this reviewer's opinion, they have a done a pretty good job.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Highlights
Enhanced bioavailability via superior filtration is the cornerstone of MuscleTech’s new Platinum 100% Casein. With sophisticated descriptions of this sought it would appear that the humble casein protein powder may be heading down the same road as its more high profile partner - whey protein. With latest advent of casein protein powders (i.e. Optimum Platinum Tri-Celle Casein) It would seem that the days of a casein protein just being a 'casein protein' are drawing to a close. MuscleTech’s latest casein incarnation reads much like your average whey protein powder with talk of different bioactive ‘protein fractions’ produced via ‘ultra-pure, cold-processed microfiltration’. What is clear is that MuscleTech are attempting to redefine the benchmark in casein protein powders with their latest release. Read on below to learn a bit more about exactly what separates Platinum 100% Casein from the rest.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Ingredients
Platinum 100% Casein is straight micellar casein protein powder. It doesn’t come with any extras like milk protein or calcium caseinate. MuscleTech go to great lengths to inform customers that Platinum 100% Casein is anything but your average casein by virtue of its multiple protein fractions. These include: alpha S1 casein, alpha S2 casein, beta casein and kappa casein. And although MuscleTech offer attempt to describe briefly the virtues of each fraction, this level of knowledge is beyond the scope of most customers. The particular filtration process used to produce Platinum 100% Casein is different to your stock standard casein protein and reportedly removes additional lactose, ash and fat, thus imparting a higher than average protein content for your typical casein protein powder.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Effectiveness and Pros
There’s no questioning the virtues of micellar casein for use as a night time protein to prevent catabolism and optimise muscle growth and recovery. With its relatively high protein content per serve together with its impressive 5.2g of BCAAs per serve, Platinum 100% Casein sits right at the top of the casein protein list for potency per serve. However, with the added fact that the micellar casein is produced in such a way so as to preserve maximum bioactivity, this really puts it as step above most other run-of-the-mill casein protein powders.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Cons & Negatives
As far as casein protein powders go, there’s not much one can nitpick about Platinum 100% Casein. Its protein content is rock solid together with its amino acid profile, plus its taste is right up there for a casein protein. But if one wanted to be picky, one could argue that MuscleTech could have chosen to include another active within the formula to either help with sleep/relaxation or anti-catabolic. Some competitor casein protein powders have included such ingredients, which can be decisive factors in swinging consumers choice.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Taste & Mixability
As we’ve come to expect from MuscleTech, the taste and flavour of Platinum 100% Casein is exceptional. It’s obvious MuscleTech worked hard on this aspect of the product, with casein protein being one of the poorer tasting protein powders in general. One of the best features about the flavour and texture is its lack of grittiness; a common complaint for your average casein protein powder.
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Casein Verdict
All-in-all Platinum 100% Casein is a standout casein protein powder with its inclusion of a high quality micellar casein rich in bioactive fractions. It’s clear that MuscleTech are trying to redefine the benchmark in casein protein powders with this product. Up until the release of this product, your average casein protein powder never bothered to mention what fractions it contained – but this may have to change going forward. True to its name, Platinum 100% Casein is one of the best casein proteins on the market.