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Overview of LionEdge Nutrition Casein Edge
LioneEdge Nutrition is a smaller brand with big potential. They use high quality ingredients and good manufacturing processes to produce some of the best supplements on the market today.
Casein Edge from LionEdge Nutrition is not your typical casein protein. Casein Edge uses real fruit inclusions (strawberries) to give you a different experience, a "fresh" experience. You also get the addition of Velositol, which ensures that the casein protein digested is used more efficiently. Casein Edge is one of the best casein proteins we've tried at FI.
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Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed LionEdge Nutrition Casein Edge on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at quality of protein used, amount and other ingredients involved in the making of this protein powder.
We then look at effectiveness. A high quality protein will be effective. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream.
Mixability refers to how well the protein powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of proteins available on the market.
In your typical casein protein you will find a certain gram amount of casein and that’s pretty much it. In Casein Edge you not only get your 24g of casein protein (slow digesting protein), but you also get the addition of 2,000mg Velositol. Velositol has been seen added to more and more whey proteins, but rarely, if ever, do we see it in a casein protein.
Velositol’s main job is to increase muscle protein synthesis and ensure a better amino acid uptake. The recommended dosage of velositol is 2g, which is exactly what we’re getting with Casein Edge.
The other macros are:
The reason carbs are higher is that Casein Edge uses real fruit, freeze dried strawberries, in their strawberry shortcake ice cream flavor, something we’ve never seen before. The natural sugars of the fruit causes carbs to be higher, plus casein generally is higher in carbs.
Overall, we really like this profile a lot. The fact that they use Velositol is big, as we are a big believer in the ingredient. We also love the fact we get real strawberries in this, as most companies are using cereal pieces or cookie pieces.
We speak on effectiveness as an extension of the profile. A higher quality casein protein should be effective. We get 24g of Micellar Casein protein with the addition of the 2g Velositol which is admirable in a casein protein. Casein is a slower digesting protein so we would typically use prior to bed to feed our body as we slept. There was no gut discomfort or bloat from the casein protein. It also does a great job of taming your cravings for sweets.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream:
We are not typically huge fans of strawberry proteins…but this one is different. It does have that shortcake flavor to it which makes it different than just a plain strawberry. Being a casein protein you get that better mouth feel where the shake is a bit thicker than your typical whey protein. The real game changer on this is the actual freeze dried strawberries being used. A lot of companies are using cereal pieces or cookie pieces, but the fact that not many use real fruit – a health forward food – was beyond us. The addition of these really adds to the flavor and the experience of the protein.
Casein proteins tend to mix a bit more “gritty” than your whey. We do get that with Casein Edge. You can feel the “grittiness” of the protein, but we think that also contributes to mouth feel. The freeze dried strawberries do not mix, obviously, so if you don’t like chunks then you won’t like this, but we actually enjoyed the fact that they were in here. The actual protein powder does not clump and mixes fairly well (note grittiness above).
View the video above for a view of our mixability test.
Casein protein typically will run you about $40 for a 2lb unit. That’s what Casein Edge retails for. We do have a coupon code (INFORMANT) which will save you 10%, or $4, making this a really good value. It is a high quality casein protein that tastes great. If you’re looking to get into the casein game, or to change up your casein game, give LionEdge Nutrition Casein Edge a try, you won’t regret it.
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