What's The Best Protein To Take At Night?
The Night Protein section of THE PROTEIN WORKS™ website has been created for those protein formulas that have been scientifically formulated to be consumed before bed. Typically they are slower releasing so they ‘drip feed’ protein and amino acids to the body whilst you sleep. This is considered the most important quality of night protein powders since it’s this that ensures the 7-9 hours you spend sleeping are not completely fasted. Instead your body is given vital amino acids and protein to help contribute to a growth in muscle mass.
One reason the Night Protein section of the website is so popular is because sleep is considered vital to athletes and anyone who trains. This is because it’s during this period when the body repairs and regrows. The immune system rejuvenates, neurotransmitters are replenished and there’s a whole plethora of biological reactions going on inside the body. Therefore it’s vital your night time nutrition supports this. This is also why Casein Protein is often the better choice of protein last thing at night compared to a quick absorbing shake like whey protein.
Worth noting is night time proteins tend to be thicker in texture than the more commonly used whey protein. This is because they contain casein (the slower releasing protein) which makes the entire shake far denser. This is no better or worse than whey protein, it’s just different and worth bearing in mind when mixing your TPW™ night time protein shake.