WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHEY, MICELLAR CASEIN AND CALCIUM CASEINATE?
Whey and Casein are dairy proteins found in milk. Casein is made from curds as in 'curds and whey'. Whey is considered a fast protein, because it is rapidly digested in as little as an hour, whereas casein is a slow protein that is digested over several hours. The differences between Micellar Casein and Calcium Caseinate can at a basic level be compared with the differences between WPC and WPI. MicellarCasein is less denatured, or processed, and has lower levels of protein. Calcium Caseinate on the other hand has been refined to a higher level of purity making it popular with people who wish to minimise fats and carbs in their diet. As a slower release protein, Casein proteins are popular as a night-time pre-sleep supplement which will reduce muscle breakdown and promote growth whilst sleeping.