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    casein vs. whey

    I'm looking to make my own weight gainer shakes. The problem is the protein powder. I'm Muslim so I only eat Halal (pretty much just like Kosher... I can also eat Kosher) meat, and this includes sources of whey which use rennet.

    Casein on the other hand, from what I understand, is purely from dairy products?

    If I were to use two scoops of 100% casein protein powder for my shakes (3 a day, around 600-800 cal each), how would that be for a bulk? I wouldn't have any whey source for post-workout shakes. So what should I do for post-workout? Eat a meal instead? What should be in it?

    Also, if anyone has recommendations for stores/products of Kosher/Halal Whey products and any Casein-only powders, please share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rma11 View Post
    I'm looking to make my own weight gainer shakes. The problem is the protein powder. I'm Muslim so I only eat Halal (pretty much just like Kosher... I can also eat Kosher) meat, and this includes sources of whey which use rennet.

    Casein on the other hand, from what I understand, is purely from dairy products?

    If I were to use two scoops of 100% casein protein powder for my shakes (3 a day, around 600-800 cal each), how would that be for a bulk? I wouldn't have any whey source for post-workout shakes. So what should I do for post-workout? Eat a meal instead? What should be in it?

    Also, if anyone has recommendations for stores/products of Kosher/Halal Whey products and any Casein-only powders, please share!
    What is rennet?

    Casein should be fine. You want to replenish your glycogen stores after you work out, which you do by drinking/eating carbs (particularly waxy maize or dextrose, immediately post-workout). I usually mix my dextrose with whey, but honestly, for the level that most people here are at (including me) I doubt it makes a huge difference what kind of protein you use.

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    You want your whey post workout. Very fast disgestion. However if it's going to be a big pain to incorporate it this, don't sweat it. Just eat.
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