What Is Calcium Caseinate?
Calcium Caseinate is a slow digesting protein source that provides a steady release of amino acids for optimal muscle recovery and growth.
Our New Zealand sourced Calcium Caseinate is extremely pure with a protein content of 92%. It contains less than 1 gram of fat per serve and is virtually carbohydrate free.
Why should I take Calcium Caseinate?
- Virtually lactose free – no upset stomach, yay!
- Very high in protein – yet low in fats and carbs
- Slow release properties – ideal for evening use
- Naturally rich in BCAAs, EAAS and Glutamine – great for muscle recovery and growth
Calcium Caseinate vs Micellar Casein?
If you have a lactose intolerance, choose Calcium Caseinate! A major benefit of Calcium Caseinate over Micellar Casein is that it’s virtually lactose free with less than 0.1% of lactose.
Calcium Caseinate is also higher in protein than Micellar Casein and has lower levels of fat and carbohydrates.
Ideal protein to take before bed
Calcium Caseinate is slow digesting which allows for a constant delivery of amino acids to your muscles for up to 12 hours. This is essential for muscle recovery and growth as it prevents muscle wastage.
A slow release protein like Calcium Caseinate is perfect to keep you full of an evening and can help you wake up feeling a little less sore after a hard workout.
Options for flavouring Calcium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate mixes easily with our protein flavourings if you prefer a flavoured protein drink!
Directions & Ingredients
Calcium Caseinate Dosage
Consume 30g of Calcium Caseinate, often used as a night protein.
Combine powder with liquid (or an already prepared protein shake) and consume immediately. As Calcium Caseinate does not mix well we recommend it is combined with other ingredients to improve taste and texture.
Keep well sealed, protect from moisture, light and heat.
Further Reading on Calcium Caseinate
Frequently asked questions about Calcium Caseinate
How does Calcium Caseinate taste?
This product is unflavoured and is generally considered to have a neutral/bland taste. This product has a thick texture.
What is made from?
Calcium Caseinate is a protein derived from milk.
Are samples available of this product?
Sorry we do not provide samples of Calcium Caseinate
How is it packaged?
Bulk Nutrients’ Calcium Caseinate is packaged in resealable 1kg pouches.
Calcium Caseinate Nutrition Panel
|Calcium Caseinate Nutrition Information|
|Servings per 1kg package: 33Servings size: 30g|
|Average Quantity Per Serving||Average Quantity Per 100g|
|Carbohydrates (g)||< 0.1||0.1|
|(sugars) (g)||< 0.1||0.1|
Formulated Supplementary Sports Food. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietic supervision. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and appropriate physical training or exercise program.
Calcium Caseinate Reviews
Taste is very neutral but, as the product description says, it really doesn’t mix well (at all). This can make the texture a bit odd when shaking in water. I’ve tried it in smoothies but they come out more like a porridge that I have to eat with a spoon, which isn’t unpleasant, but maybe not what you’re after.
Very difficult to mix and can be quite lumpy, seems to leave a bit of substance in container and can’t fully use what you mix. Not sure if you can make this protein powder that will mix well?
I too found it rather difficult to blend in my blender/shaker. But what i did do with reasonable success, was to mix it with a small tub of low fat Greek yogurt. This made a thick and somewhat heavy snack. It was still very bland, but I think if you mix it in with a low fat flavoured yogurt, it would reasonably pleasent. It would be filling
Perfect for Lactose Intolerance
As others have mentioned, this is a very difficult protein to mix. The trick is shaking it to kingdom come using an up and down motion, ideally with both hands. Imagine an angry bartender. You really have to go for it to break down the clumps. Leave it for at least half an hour, this allows the foam to form. Throw in a few ice cubes and swirl to break down the foam. This should be the closest it’ll ever get to a non clumpy liquid.
The taste without flavouring is close to what I’d imagine chalk would taste like. Remember to pick out the scoop from the protein before you mix the flavouring in, otherwise you run the risk of getting a scoop of yuck.
This is not a protein I’d recommend to those who have the ability to digest lactose or don’t have to watch their carb intake too much. Take regular casein.
With all that said it’s an excellent protein for night time recovery. Low carbs and very little lactose (big plus for very sensitive people such as myself). I’ve been taking it for over a year now and really feel it helps with reducing soreness.
Impossible to mix
Protein % is great. Mixing is very difficult. Do not shake but stir.
Excellent for protein custard!
This is a fantastic product, I use it to make protein custard and it blends nice and smoothly.
Great night protein. Flavourless and mixes well with yoghurt. Will definately buy again.
Haven’t used Calcium Caseinate for nearly 40 years. Back then, it was the gold standard for milk protein. Whey was not available, as the technology to produce it had not yet been developed. CC is still as good as ever. I now mix it 50/50 with WPC to give the best of both. It’s all anyone needs really…
Good but difficult
I used Micellar Casein of an evening before bed for the slow release. I switched to this purely for the protein level, but in particular the almost non existent fat & carb level. I like it, but it is hard to mix. I’m finding I have to add a small portion of boiling water to try break it down and then add cold water. It works but is time consuming. If you don’t break it down it can feel “gluggy” in your stomach. Helps mixing with a portion of other proteins. Any other suggestions would be great ?
Not the tastiest or the easiest to mix but i have never liked the consistency or taste of casein based proteins but i never bought it for the taste. Overall good product keeps my stomach at bay while i sleep never wake up in the middle of the night looking for a snack .
At first I found it does not dissolve quickly and leaves lumpy bits when I use a shaker. I discovered using a hand mixer dissolves it completely.
Slow release protein
So before using Bulk Nutrients, I had never heard of calcium caseinate but had heard of WPI, WPC, BCAAs etc. So here are my initial impressions.
Firstly, it is very powdery stuff, especially when compared to BN’s WPI. So you may find yourself with a little bit of mess, that’s just the way the consistency of the product is.
Secondly, this product should only be mixed with water, not milk. It is calcium, so it’s like adding milk to more milk. Make sure you add the water first, then the powder, otherwise it does tend to get stuck at the bottom.
Thirdly, it does take a bit to get this to dissolve. You really need to give it a shake, then let it sit, then shake it again after a little while. Even then you may notice a few small lumps. The taste is ok.
Having said the above, I have found calcium caseinate does help me to feel full for longer during the day, and it’s a good option for those wanting to fuel their bodies with protein during downtime.