Raise your hand if you enjoyed single serving cups of PUDDN as a kid. Now… raise your hand if you want to enjoy PUDDN as an adult. Well, your wait is over. Introducing Core PUDDN!
With Core PUDDN, we chose the protein blend and flavors with your inner child in mind. Our mix of casein protein, whey concentrate, and milk protein isolate creates a robust and complete amino acid profile that has been shown in research to increase lean muscle growth. This specific protein blend along with added coconut oil creamer creates an amazingly smooth and velvety texture. Then we added decadent confectionary inclusions that will explode with flavor in every bite. You’ll easily be thinking your cheating on your diet with this PUDDN.
We challenge you to find another night time protein blend that checks off all of these boxes. Texture, flavor, added inclusions… the last thing you want to do is have to choke down some rough tasting protein powder with a chalky texture just to ensure your body is nourished while you sleep. Well, now you can enjoy a decadent dessert like treat while you get ready to go dream about making gains! Grab yourself some Core PUDDN!!!
Casein protein is the protein primarily found in the curds of milk and is roughly 75-80% of all milk proteins. Casein provides all essential amino acids, except cysteine, and has a high digestibility and bioavailability, making it a high-quality protein source to ingest. While whey protein contains a higher proportion of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, casein contains a higher proportion of other non-essential amino acids making them great compliments when they are combined in consumption (which will be discussed below).
Casein exhibits a slow absorption and release of amino acids in to the body. This slow release contrasts the relatively efficient release of your standard whey protein concentrate. Due to this, casein has often been touted as the perfect “bedtime protein” so that the slow, yet steady release of amino acids can occur when the body is not in an active state for a lengthy period of time. The benefits of this allow for the body to remain satiated with amino acids through the night as well as increase muscle protein synthesis to maximize muscle recovery. Consumption of casein and whey protein before bed also has positive influence on the next morning resting metabolic rate. Several studies have demonstrated the positive benefits of consuming casein and post-exercise recovery. Although one can make the argument that any protein intake post exercise will increase recovery. The most important thing to remember is that any protein intake prior to sleep will be beneficial but the benefit of a slow releasing protein through the night can keep muscle satiated through the night when nutrients are needed for recovery.
Whey protein concentrate is probably the most common form of whey protein you will find. However, how it is processed is where the benefit truly lies. This process of cold processed undenaturization preserves the molecular structure of the amino acid particles as well as the immune boosting benefits that it contains. This undenatured protein is also a rich source of amino acids, including those needed for the synthesis of glutathione, which is an important antioxidant that can be depleted by stress (exercise stress included). This makes it a great foundation for your post workout recovery nutrition.
Coconut oil made of 100% Medium chain triglycerides has been shown to have the greatest health benefits. MCTs are made up of a chemical structure that allows them to quickly and effectively bypass gastric uptake for transport directly to the liver for oxidation and then used for energy. Their unusual chemical structure and metabolic process has resulted in MCTs being a focus for a wide range of therapeutic and exercise supplement uses.
In the context of exercise science, recent research has shown that MCTs significantly (up to 65%) increase resting energy expenditure, along with dose-dependently reducing fatty acid deposition in adipose tissue. These results suggest that MCTs are effectively increasing the body’s metabolic response to food intake.
Milk protein isolate is obtained through the partial removal of non-protein materials from skim milk (lactose and other minerals). What you are left with is a dry product that contains more than 90% protein by weight. This product contains both casein and whey proteins in their original proportions found in milk, without combining separately produced casein and whey proteins. It contains very little fat and lactose and also has a very high amino acid composition making it a perfect addition to this blend.
This blend has also been specifically configured to provide both rapid and sustained additions to your body’s amino acid profile – meaning your recovery is not only supported immediately after a session but will also carry you to your next meal. On top of that, our flavors are out of this world! We’ve also boosted this protein blend with digestive enzymes that will provide you with all of the confidence that those nutrients you just supplied your body with will do their part in your quest for the optimal result!
One can easily make the argument that dietary enzymes – and in particular, digestive enzymes – are the most consistently underrated and overlooked component to a supplementation regimen. These powerful little protein structures influence or outright control a vast, complex network of bodily functions. In a fitness-specific context, digestive enzymes play an absolutely crucial role in the breaking down of dietary carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into their constitutive parts, and therefore allow your body to use them in various processes (glycogenesis, protein synthesis, etc.).
Despite their critical function, many supplement companies overlook the necessity of digestive enzymes and do not include sufficient levels (and kinds) of enzymes in their products. For a whey product, in particular – a compound that requires significant digestion and breakdown – this is madness.
As usual, we take a much more comprehensive, clinical approach than the average. In Core PUDDN, we have included a digestive enzyme blend called DigeSEB™ comprised by amylases, proteases, lactases, amylases, and cellulases, allowing for a full and complete breakdown of all PRO’s components. Research suggests that whey absorption through the blood is heavily impacted by its gastric digestibility. Using DigeSEB™ ensures that the protein – along with its milk and whey sugars and fats – are completely broken down.
DigeSEB™ ensures that Core PUDDN not only provides gourmet taste and clinical ingredients within the protein itself, but that your protein also increases the effectiveness of your pre and post-workout nutrition in general.