Action on proteins
From this double origin, the total protein is at the same time:
- Anabolic thanks to the rapid assimilation of whey;
- Anti-catabolic thanks to the slow and lasting assimilation of micellar casein.
Scientific research shows that taking 43g of casein increases anabolism by 31% while reducing catabolism by 27% (2).
Good protein absorption
Although they have a molecular weight (23,000 daltons) significantly higher than a whey (15,000 daltons), the digestibility of the total proteins of Nutrimuscle milk is almost perfect, since it exceeds 95%. In theory, the higher the molecular weight of a protein, the worse its digestion. But this is not the case for total proteins: in contact with stomach acid, Nutrimuscle total milk proteins form a precipitation which will slow down their digestion. It is this slowing down which allows their good assimilation and explains their long duration of action.
Muscle mass gain
A new study compared the behavior of a native micellar casein when it is used:
- Right after weight training (8 heavy sets for the thighs in this study);
- On an empty stomach, at rest.
In 40 minutes, taking 20 g of native micellar casein increases the post-workout blood leucine level by 50% and the resting blood leucine level by 100%. One hour after the intake, the level of leucine in the blood is almost back to its starting point after training and 50% higher than at the start with rest (1). These differences cannot be explained by slowing down or malabsorption of the protein due to training. They reflect a more intense use of amino acids due to the stimulation of muscle anabolism by physical effort.
The study also shows that compared to a resting situation, for the same amount of protein, the muscles receive 56% more amino acids when the subjects used the protein supplements right after training. This better absorption partly explains why proteins are 16% more anabolic after exercise (1). (Note: a whey or total milk protein would have given better results due to their higher absorption rates.)
Due to this more pronounced anabolism which consumes proteins, the level of amino acids in the blood will drop much more quickly after exercise than at rest. You must therefore eat within an hour of your post-effort snack. On the contrary, other studies have shown that calcium caseinates seem refractory to this anabolic stimulating effect of training: the amino acids stagnate in the blood, inert, instead of acting in the muscles (2). . It is therefore necessary to regain protein fairly quickly after training, including if you use a so-called slow protein (native casein), because the effort somehow accelerates the rate of protein assimilation. This, not during the absorption phase, but at the level of its use by the muscles.
Effectiveness against extra pounds
When you go on a diet to lose fat, you have to review your entire food program as well as the nature of your supplementation. The number 1 protein when looking to lose fat is total milk protein (also called casein). In fact, in order to reduce your calorie intake, you need to space your meals more apart in order to eat less. This spacing can be done by going from a whey (protein with rapid digestion) to the total protein of milk (protein with slow digestion which will limit the catabolism).
On the contrary, to gain lean muscle, it is advisable to favor the whey isolate which, thanks to its speed of digestion, makes it possible to multiply small anabolic meals. In this context, total milk protein becomes counterproductive, because it does not allow eating as frequently as with the isolate, due to its slowness of action. However, this remark is only true during the day. At night, total milk protein helps limit nocturnal catabolism whether we are gaining muscle or losing fat.
A new study strengthens the status of total milk protein as an anti-fat protein (3).
Compared to whey, total milk protein increases the use of our own fat for fuel. In other words, thanks to the total protein intake from milk, our body burns its fat more readily than with a whey providing as many calories.
Total milk protein, by favoring the use of lipids, will protect the integrity of muscle mass, which reinforces its status as an anti-catabolic protein. Destroying your fat being the number 1 goal of the diet, total milk protein therefore proves to be our best ally during a calorie restriction.
Healthy digestive system by taking Bacillus Coagulens
The goal of taking Bacillus Coagulans GanedenBC30® is to:
- Increase the assimilation of amino acids, in particular for key amino acids for anabolism such as leucine and especially glutamine, which it is very difficult to assimilate correctly.
- Optimize health: the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria in the digestive system generates a large number of toxic substances. By fighting against these bad bacteria, Bacillus Coagulans GanedenBC30® induce surprising effects against joint pain, poor sleep, etc.
- Fight against digestive disorders such as bloating that can be felt with a high calorie diet or diet, both particularly rich in protein. At least 100 million Bacillus Coagulans spores must be used per day for effects to occur (2).
Proteins contribute to the development and maintenance of muscle mass.