XBrain Organic Micellar Casein Is produced in EU under the highest industry standards possible!
You are definitely doing the right thing by taking micellar casein for its protein-breakdown preventing anabolic properties. However, since micellar casein is a prepared from a whole-food, milk, you should ensure that the supplement you take is prepared from the best quality organic milk. Many supplements will not state the revenue of the milk they start from to make their casein supplement. If your supplement doesn’t state that it is organic, you can assume that it isn’t, and it was made from milk from intensely farmed cows, whose milk is of poorer nutritional quality. In contrast XBrain’s organic micellar casein from the EU is the best in the world, since it is carefully prepared from organic milk in the Netherlands and is Skal certified.
XBrain’s organic micellar casein is purified from milk produced in the Netherlands. The supplement is certified by Skal, the organic inspection body recognized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Holland. You can be absolutely sure that a product that carries the Skal certification is truly organic, since the whole food chain had been inspected and only products that comply with strict legal regulations, determined by the European Union government, can receive the certification.
The advantages of Organic food and supplements
Organic food and supplements of course have a lot of advantages over supplements made from intensely farmed animals and plants. However, this is particularly true of supplements made from dairy, such as organic micellar casein. The primary reason you would be taking a casein supplement is for its wonderful anabolic properties as a source of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Of the twenty amino acids found in our bodies, ten are essential and we rely on our diets for them. Casein is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all ten essential amino acids, including the branched chain amino acid, leucine, which stimulates protein synthesis by signaling through the mTOR pathway.
Organic micellar casein is a particularly valuable source of amino acids, because it releases its nutrients very slowly over time. Unlike whey protein casein is hydrophobic and not very soluble in water. In milk it is found in the form of tiny particles known as micelles. When it is ingested, the very acidic environment in the stomach causes it to precipitate into a gel like substance. This is digested very slowly, but also has a slow gastric clearing rate, meaning that it stays in the stomach for a long time, up to seven hours after taking the supplement. This causes a moderately elevated serum amino acid level even during periods when no nutrients are taken, such as throughout the night when you sleep.
The advantages of an organic micellar casein supplement should be quite obvious. Intensely farmed cows are kept in unnatural and unhealthy conditions and fed an inferior diet. They are given antibiotics to combat the infections which their bad conditions cause and growth hormone to accelerate their growth. Their unnatural diet might be contaminated with chemical fertilisers and pesticides. All these chemicals end up in the milk and contaminate the casein supplements. An organic micellar casein supplement allows you to avoid all of the above.
However, organic supplements made from milk from grass fed cows
has many advantages above the absence of harmful chemicals. Studies have conclusively shown that the nutrient composition of organic milk from naturally reared pasture-fed cows is much superior to that of intensely farmed, not organic milk. Organic milk has a much better polyunsaturated fatty acid composition with the correct proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Milk from intensely farmed cows, on the other hand, has far too much omega-6 fatty acid. Both types of polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential, but it is important that they are consumed in the right balance. We already get a lot of omega-6 in our normal diet, since they are the major constituent of vegetable oils. On the other hand, omega-3 fatty acids are quite rare in the normal diet unless we make an effort to consume oily fish. A diet that is too rich in omega-6 compared to omega-3 can lead to chronic inflammation and numerous health problems.
Another advantage of organic milk from naturally reared, grass reared cows is that it is much richer in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than intensely farmed milk. CLA is an essential fatty acid, and it is thought to be important for cardiovascular health and weight management as well as preventing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer.
Micellar Casein is a high quality complete protein supplement that delivers all ten essential amino acids. It is the major protein type found in milk and, like other complete protein supplements it helps you obtain the amino acids you require for building protein to gain lean muscle mass. Because of its very slow digestion time micellar casein releases amino acids slowly, helping maintain an anabolic state over many hours after ingestion. XBrain’s Oganic Micellar Casein supplement is produced from Skal certified Dutch milk, so you can be sure of its organic credentials. Taking a supplement produced from organic milk not only protects you from harmful pesticides, hormones and antibiotics found in intensely farmed products, but has a much better nutritional composition. Organic milk has a better proportion of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, and it is a richer source of the highly beneficial conjugated linoleic acid. If you are looking for a whole protein supplement to increase your lean muscle mass, you will not find one better than XBrain’s micellar casein.
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