Thnx for the answer .. But a week into taking casein , i have noticed that its acidic nature does cause some minor problems in the stomach and it has some laxative like properties. .. Even the label mentions that casein has acidic properties ..
Your limited knowledge is producing incorrect conclusions. You conclusions resemble the story of the aliens who go see a basketball game.
They then report back to their leaders that playing basketball makes you tall and sitting in the bleachers make you short.
The take home message is that "snapshots" of information lead you to the wrong answer. This is where you are now.
Stu touched on acidic foods in his post, "Meat, dairy and grains in general raise the acidity level of the body." That means whey is acidic.
So, if you concerned with acidic food stop consuming/eating meats, dairy, and grains.
I agree that any artificial food supplement is not good for long term use .
Casinate comes from milk, milk comes from cows, cows are not artificial.
I see bodybuilders in my gym taking as any as 3-4 shakes a day which according to me is an unhealthy lifestyle as too much of protein makes your kidneys /liver work harder which can cause some damage in the long term ( my common sense says so ...). Externally , one may look muscular after long term protein use .. but i think what happpens to your internal organs is also very important.
High protein intake does not damage you kidneys/lifer. There is NO documention that show that.
High protein intake is ONLY detrimmental to those with health problems...Heatlhy individuals have NO problems with high protein intake.
The articles on casein causing cancer are from " The China Study " which i came across while surfing the web and thus i was a bit concerned about the effects of casein...also the "gum blend" in the product also has various articles on the web .. (Some articles compared casein to "tar" as it forms a gel and sticks to the lining in the stomach .)
I ask for SPECIFIC data/articles from you on caseinate causing cancer and you produced nothing but hearsay.
The ONLY source you provided was The China Study
. In my oritinal post, I noted that source. So, you have yet to provide one source.
Also, I read The China Study
, cover to cover. You eveidently a brief synopysis. That brief snyopysis is the "snapshot" version of the book. As we've discussed, snapshots DON'T give you the whole picture.
The problem with searching for info on nutritional supplements on the web is that if there are 10 sites which list casein as bad for health, then there are an equal no of sites which label it as harmless !!
I understand the confusion.
I've been taking these protein shakes for some time now but have changed my lifestyle and workouts to focus on "internal" as well as "external" health and I think whey if taken post workout , just once a day ,is more than enough to keep healthy rather than drinking it 3-4 times a day.
"External" and "internal" health are tied together for the most part. One uusually affects the other.
Whey is acidic. So, if you concerned with acidic food you might want ot rethink taking it.