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Rule 1 R1 Casein Review

Posted on May 30, 2016

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Rule 1 R1 Casein is a caseinate protein powder based solely on Micellar Casein. Micellar casein varies from calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate and other forms of caseinate, in that it doesn't have other minerals added to it to reduce its acidity. The Micellar form of Casein is easier to absorb and digest as it has undergone less processing due to it being cold filtered.

 

Other forms of Casein are typically treated with acid or heat to add a mineral form to it, and thus reducing its absorption. The Micellar form of casein has had the lactose, fat and other byproducts of dairy removed from the end product reducing intolerances to this form of protein powder. As with any casein-based protein the Rule 1 R1 Casein is made as a slow digestive and slow absorbing protein powder suggested to be taken typically at nighttime.

 

What's in Rule 1 R1 Casein

Rule 1 R1 Casein is a very simple and pure product consisting of only micellar casein with some flavours, sweeteners, emulsifiers and thickeners added. Whilst caseinate based protein powders are typically thick to drink Rule 1 have added some guar gum, xanthan gum and carrageenan to increase the thickness and mouth feel of this protein powder to give it very much a milkshake style consistency.

 

Flavour and Taste

As with all casein-based protein powders the Rule 1 R1 Casein protein is very thick to drink and will have a smooth milkshake style flavour. The style of protein powders always taste great and are very filling when you drink them due to the nature of the sustained-release protein.

 

What can Rule 1 Casein be used For?

The R1 Casein should predominantly be used as a nighttime protein. Some people suggest that you can use a casein-based protein between meals however, we feel that you're better off using a whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate blend at these times of the day.

 

Whey protein and whey isolate, whey concentrate blend absorb significantly quicker than a caseinate based protein powder allowing the protein to be fully absorbed and digested before your next meal. Caseinate proteins like the Rule 1 R1 Casein can take up to 8 hours to digest and absorb. Night time protein work particularly well for people with fast metabolisms, bodybuilders or anyone struggling to maintain muscle mass.

 

Final Verdict

As far as Casein protein powders go the R1 Casein is a good choice as it is based predominantly on Micellar casein. This form of casein is less acidic than other casein-based proteins, reducing the body's tendency to increase its overall acidity from this protein powder. The taste, texture and flavour of this protein would no doubt be great, however we feel that a way protein isolate, whey protein concentrate blend is a superior choice between meals and even potentially at nighttime.