Casein protein is a protein found in milk that gives milk its white color. Cow's milk consists of around 80% casein protein. In addition to milk, casein protein is found in yogurt, cheese, and infant formulas, as well as in a variety of dietary supplements. Do not confuse casein protein with casein peptides. Casein peptides are made by breaking casein protein down into smaller pieces.
Casein protein is taken by mouth to improve athletic performance, diabetes, liver disease due to alcohol consumption, and many other conditions, but there is no good evidence to support these uses.
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Casein protein provides the body with all of the amino acids necessary to help build muscle. Casein protein is digested more slowly than other proteins, so it might be better at reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness.
When taken by mouth: Casein protein is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth. Most adults do not experience side effects when casein protein is taken for as long as 12 months.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if casein protein is safe to use in amounts greater than those found in foods when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Infants and children: Casein protein is POSSIBLY SAFE for children and infants when taken by mouth. Most infants receiving casein protein formulas do not experience side effects.
Milk allergy: People with milk allergy can be allergic to the proteins contained in milk such as casein protein. If you have a milk allergy, it's best to avoid taking casein protein.
There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.
Green tea: Green tea contains catechins, which are natural chemicals believed to explain some of green tea's beneficial properties. Taking casein protein with green tea might increase the absorption of some catechins and decrease the absorption of others.
Iron: Casein protein might decrease iron absorption. However, hydrolyzed casein protein does not seem to interact with iron.
Zinc: Casein protein might decrease zinc absorption. However, research on this interaction is inconsistent.
There are no known interactions with foods.
The appropriate dose of casein protein depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for casein protein. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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