Calcium caseinate is a protein produced from casein in skim and sometimes 1% milk.
- Its main food uses are for powders requiring rapid dispersion into water, such as coffee creamers & instant cream soups. It is also used as a dietary supplement by bodybuilders and other athletes who ingest it before bed, with breakfast, or as a meal after working out as it breaks down at a slower rate than whey protein, thus supplying the body with a sustained amino acid release. Mead Johnson introduced a product in the early 1920s named Casec to ease gastrointestinal disorders and infant digestive problems which were a common cause of death in children at that time. Calcium caseinate is soluble and does not clot in the stomach. It is believed to neutralize capsaicin, the active (hot) ingredient of peppers, jalapeños, habaneros, and other chili peppers.
- Calcium casienate can increase levels of insulin-like growth factor- 1IGF when compared to other proteins.
A study has shown that supplementing with Casein Protein over non dairy proteins could increase like for like amounts of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), studies have found that IGF-1 increases lean muscle mass and helps slow or even reverse musculer atrophy (muscle breakdown).
- Calcium Caseinate gives a slow release of Amino Acids to the body over long period of time.
The way in which Calcium Caseinate is formed means it is a slower digesting than other proteins such as whey protein, Calcium caseinate digests over a 7 hr period making Calcium Caseinate the ideal protein to take before bed or when you cant take reguler breaks in training to take some whey protein.
Pangamic acid is considered UNSAFE. Chemicals found in some formulations of pangamic acid may cause cancer.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use pangamic acid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It’s difficult to know exactly what chemicals are in the product you are using. Some chemicals found in some formulations can cause birth defects and/or cancer.
Kidney conditions: Pangamic acid can cause kidney stones and other kidneyproblems, making existing kidney disease worse. Don’t use it.
- Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with Calcium Caseinate
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Some types of pangamic acid contain calcium. Calcium might also affect the heart. Taking pangamic acid along with digoxin (Lanoxin) might increase the effects and side effects of digoxin (Lanoxin).
- Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers) interacts with Calcium Caseinate
Some medications for high blood pressure affect calcium in the body. These medications are called calcium channel blockers. Taking pangamic acid that contains calcium might decrease the effectiveness of these medications for high blood pressure.
Some medications for high blood pressure include nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem), isradipine (DynaCirc), felodipine (Plendil), amlodipine (Norvasc), and others.
- Water pills (Thiazide diuretics) interacts with Calcium Caseinate
Some pangamic acid can contain calcium. Some “water pills” increase the amount of calcium in the body. Taking large amounts of calcium with some “water pills” might cause there to be too much calcium in the body. This could cause serious side effects including kidney problems.
Some of these “water pills” include chlorothiazide (Diuril), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Esidrix), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Zaroxolyn), and chlorthalidone (Hygroton).
There is no standard chemical identity for pangamic acid. Formulations can include one or more of the following: sodium gluconate, calcium gluconate, glycine, diisopropylamine dichloroacetate, dimethylglycine, calciumchloride, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, cellulose, or other chemical compounds.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_caseinate