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Two Proteins are Better than One!

 

Proteins provide the body with critical amino acids that serve as building blocks for the formation of new muscle. But not all dietary proteins are equal. The major proteins in milk are casein and whey. These two milk proteins are both excellent sources of all the essential amino acids, but they differ in one important aspect—whey is a fast-digesting protein and casein is a slow-digesting protein. While both are good sources of protein, when consumed together they provide better results in muscle definition, recovery and leaning out!

Whey stimulates protein synthesis

Fast-digesting whey means it is digested from the stomach quickly which results in an increase in protein synthesis. Whey also has higher levels of leucine, a potent amino acid that stimulates protein synthesis. Once digested, they are quickly broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, they are transported to your muscle tissue to stimulate protein synthesis or production. Whey protein is superior at boosting protein synthesis rapidly, but this positive effect is short-lived.

Casein offers a positive protein balance

Casein is the most abundant protein in milk. Casein has a slower rate of digestion and results in a slow but steady release of amino acids into circulation. This provides nutrients for several hours while reducing the breakdown of proteins for energy. Casein helps to preserve the functions of such peptides since they can block the breakdown of whey peptides in your intestine and increase the lifetime of some peptides by over 15 times.

Whey and casein are better together

Since whey rapidly increases protein synthesis and casein blocks protein breakdown, a combination of both is ideal. CLICK Active contains 25 grams of a unique 70/30 blend of Whey Isolate and Micellar Casein along with a double shot of espresso coffee, the 150 mg of caffeine stimulates the central nervous system which increases the oxidation of fatty acids and raises your metabolism to help your body use fat as a fuel source. #fatburning! It also reduces fatigue and soreness.

Summary

Whey and casein have different but complementary effects and research shows that these proteins when consumed together support greater increases in lean body mass and decreases in body fat as part of a resistance training program. Now that CLICKs!

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