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25 grams of protein from 100% micellar casein, a sustained-absorbing protein for prolonged muscle support
5 grams of BCAAs, including 2.3 grams of L-Leucine per serving for muscle support and recovery
Ideal for overnight sustained muscle growth and repair, or other extended periods of time between meals
Provides a sustained release of muscle building amino acids to support muscle growth and recovery
4 lbs of Dymatize Elite 100% Micellar Casein Rich Chocolate Protein Powder (50 Servings)
|8.5 x 8.5 x 11.5 inches; 3.97 Pounds
|April 20, 2014
I initially bought this protein because I wanted a pure casein powder for the sake of baking and other recipes.Pros:- Tastes amazing and is absolutely phenomenal in recipes. Pictured above is a protein Vanilla Ice Cream I made in my blender.- Extremely versatile in recipes. Casein protein powder in baking helps make things have a dense, less dry, less cakey recipe than whey, so it's a must-have for any protein baker.- Whips up nicely. Think of whisked eggs. An example is also in the picture above.- Reasonably priced.- The macros are good enough. The composition of this powder is 83.3% calories from protein which is good considering this powder tastes good.Cons:- Due to the nature of it being a casein blend, this does not mix well with water at all, so it is not good for quick protein shakes. If you mix this with water or milk, you may find it to be very grainy and thick which isn't too desirable.- It is reasonably priced, but it is still not the cheapest option for general protein intake.Overall:I still think even with the cons this qualifies as a 5-star item. Casein powder just typically isn't great for quick water/milk-based shakes in general, so I can't take points off for that, and the price itself is fair.TLDR: It's a good-tasting, reasonably-priced product. If you are planning on using it for baking or other recipes buy it. If you are planning on drinking this, do NOT buy this. Opt for a Whey protein or a Whey Isolate instead.
I've been using this protein powder for about a couple of weeks now, and I'm really loving it. It's so easy to dissolve, and it has a great chocolate taste. I love that it keeps me full until morning, and it comes with the BCAAs and amino acids that I need to build muscle. I've read other reviews that say the taste can be a bit too sweet, but I personally don't find that to be the case. I think it's the perfect balance. Overall, I would definitely recommend this protein powder to anyone looking for a convenient and effective way to boost their protein intake.Here are some of the pros and cons of the protein powder:Pros:* Easy to dissolve* Great chocolate taste* Keeps me full until morning* Contains BCAAs and amino acids* Good value for the priceCons:Some people may find the taste too sweetOverall, I think this is a great protein powder.
I've been using this protein powder for several years and the taste and consistent product is excellent. Casein is not like whey protein, it is thicker and has a slower rate slow rate of digestion. During sleep, the body repairs and builds muscle tissue. Consuming casein protein before bed can supply the necessary amino acids to support this process throughout the night, helping with muscle recovery and growth.I make a chocolate pudding by using less water than directed, 6oz works well. You can also use 8-10oz of water to create a hot chocolate. I live in Florida and hot chocolate is not always desirable in the summer months. Additionally, the pudding feels like a dessert and obviously has more volume to help make me feel satiated. This tastes great, mixes easily for me because I know the proper water amount to add since I've been using it so long.
I had never used casein before. The chocolate flavor is good, but casein is thicker in texture compared to other protein options.
UPDATE 9/6/2017: Been using for a few weeks now and I've figured out the thickness problem. The ideal shake for me is 10oz water for every scoop of protein. I've found 8oz or less results in the shake being too thick and just unpleasant to drink.You can expect most reviews on protein powders rated 4+ stars to rave about the taste, even when you’ve tried it yourself and it tastes like sweet dirt (MusclePharm). So of course when I saw the reviews for this Dymatize Casein I didn’t really bat an eye. I was glad nobody was saying it tasted terrible, but I was mostly concerned with the macros and ingredient list. After deciding on this because of its good price, only a few ingredients, and quality macros, I received it a few days ago. Believe me when I say this is the best tasting protein I’ve had the pleasure of purchasing. Honestly it tastes like a Chick Fil A shake, if Chick Fil A had a cinnamon flavor. And I’ve only been using one scoop per 8oz water, I can only imagine how 1.5 scoops tastes with milk or vanilla almond milk. YES it is very thick compared to Gold Standard or other whey powders, but I think all casein powders are. But that doesn't make it difficult to mix. My one scoop per 8oz water mixes fully with just a few shakes of the blender bottle. I'd say it mixes even easier than the Gold Standard I have.The first night I drank it I’ll admit I had some trouble downing it because I was already pretty full. But every night since I’ve had no issues. I just enjoy the taste too much, the thick texture doesn’t bother me anymore. I used to wake up with stomach aches because I’d be so hungry, but not since taking this protein. Also I’ve experienced no side effects like gas or bloating.For anyone wondering, I am bulking and do one scoop with my last meal for the day, 1-1.5 hours before bed. I’d recommend having it 1.5-2 hours before bed. Last night I did an hour and had to wake up in the middle of the night to pee. Not ideal.I’ve heard of some people also using casein when cutting. One scoop in the morning to keep you full for several hours until lunch rolls around. I’d recommend it for this purpose too, it keeps me full but not bloated and I bet it’ll taste great in a smoothie with some berries and a banana in the morning.
This brand has the best tasting protein period. It’s not overpowering or tasting like some artificial sweetener. The vanilla blends well with fruit or greens. I just wish they would bring back the banana nut flavor. That was like a reward after a tough workout.
I purchase this off a recommendation from a friend and it is by far the best dissolving Casein Protein I have found. There isn't any chalk taste or flavor and it dissolves great. I have found the best way is to add it after your liquid and start shaking slowly and then more intense, it likes to stick to a surface if that is dry first but otherwise this will be my regular Casein mix.
As long as you have enough water in your shaker, it mixes just fine and goes down just fine. Not gross tasting and doesn’t make me feel gross either. And I could be crazy but I think I’m seeing gains in the mirror😏
Delicious, one of the best flavors
Casein typically doesn’t taste as smooth as whey—it’s naturally a wee bit gritty—but Dymatize blends and tastes better than most others I’ve tried, other than Optimum Nutrition. I prefer the ON cookies and cream to this one, but just barely, as I think it taste a little better, but it costs more. So, price relative to value, this is my go-to. This is a micellar casein, which is the best and least processed form of casein, which means it costs a little more than others.I take 50gs before bed, since you need more casein to stimulate muscle protein synthesis than with whey, but with casein it delivers over a much longer duration than whey, which is short-acting. I take it at bed after workout nights, but I’ll take just 25 on non-workout nights, if I think I’m out of the muscle-protein-synesthis window. I’ll take it at 50 g during the day if I don’t have time to make a meal and it’ll be a while before I can eat.This brand and flavor tastes good enough (and a lot better than Body Tech’s, and it mixes better, too), and I think it helps me sleep a tad bit better. I usually blend up a banana with it for some added fiber and carbs.The only con I can think of is that the caps on these are peculiarly stubborn to remove upon the initial opening, but just at first.I hope this review is helpful to somebody.