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How can protein powders containing casein help build muscle?

Casein protein is a complete protein that comes in several forms usually derived from skim milk, and has been associated with muscle growth. Here's why: Due to the clotting nature of casein (it forms a gel in your stomach), its digestion is slow and steady. Having such a steady supply of amino acids has been shown in studies to prevent muscle protein breakdown, which some scientists suggest is just as important for muscle growth as enhancing muscle protein synthesis, especially during times of fasting, like sleep.

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