Whey and casein and the two most popular dairy -based protein supplements. But which is actually better?

In PictureFit’s video “Whey vs Casein,” they explore the differences and benefits of these powders.

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So, what’s the difference? Casein is theoretically a slow-acting protein, which means that it reaches the bloodstream slower and releases smaller amounts of protein over time compared to whey.

Additionally, whey and casein powders have varying protein profiles. Both powders contain different levels of leucine, which promotes muscle growth. Whey has more leucine overall, resulting in more protein synthesis, whereas casein offers better protein preserving properties, which breaks down protein better.

PictureFit presents another question: do these differences really matter?

Not really. There are differences in short- and long-term effects, but the only factor that really matters is how much protein is actually consumed.

“The best choice is really up to preference,” according to PictureFit’s video.

Want to know more about how casein and whey protein powders will affect your body post-workout? Watch the video above.

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