Optimum Nutrition has a 30-year history of setting higher standards for quality. Each shake mixes up easily in a shaker cup, and tastes consistently good, shake after shake. - Between Meals - Before Bed The amino acids in protein are the building blocks of muscle mass. Casein protein can deliver Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) to recovering muscles for up to 8 hours. Faster digesting protein is desirable immediately before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles, but slow digestion and absorption may be more beneficial at other times including bedtime when your body typically goes for hours without food. Casein products are acid sensitive and thicken in the stomach. Compared to some other proteins, it can take longer for our Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to be broken down into its amino acid subcomponents. By using only premium micellar casein as a protein source, we've created a formula that sets the standard for slow digesting protein support. Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance.This product is labelled to United States standards and may differ from similar products sold elsewhere in its ingredients, labeling and allergen warningsMicellar Casein, Cocoa, Natural and Artificial Flavours, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Acesulfame Potassium (61 mg/serving), Carrageenan, Sucralose.Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day. TIP: Try using "slower" Gold Standard 100% Casein with "faster" proteins like Gold Standard 100% Whey or Pro Complex at different times for maximumeffectiveness. Take Gold Standard 100% Casein immediately before bed and in ...* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ** Always refer to the manufacturer's label on the product for description, recommended dose and precautions.Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.