Casein, a protein-rich compound derived from milk, stimulates tissue repair and growth. Casein is produced by two types of mollusks- cow and porcine. Milk derived from cow is more easily digested and absorbs faster than other types of milk. More importantly, casein provides multiple health benefits that include anti-aging and anti-tissue damage, immune system boosting, cell protection and much more. It is a well known fact that milk related products like milk, cheese and yogurts contain the essential casein protein that supplies essential amino acids for the body. This highly digestible protein is a major component of various cell types including red blood cells, skin, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Milk protein (casein micelles) is made up of amino acids called cysteines and peptides which are arranged in linear pairs. Cysteines are an essential part of the DNA message, which is transferred and replicated throughout the entire genetic code. The sequence of cysteines are repeated multiple times on the short arm of chromosome 21 and then plays an important role in determining the activity of the genes. It has been observed that when a particular pair of cysteines is present in an animal’s genetic code, the animal grows faster.
It has been observed that casein micelles do not contain the complete length of the sequence, which is essential for proper functioning of all genes. This partial loss of sequence is known as a negative charge, which makes the molecules unable to absorb amino acids and other molecules. Since amino acids are negatively charged, it makes them heavier and sticky and this results in rupturing the membranes of the cells and releasing the materials into the environment. This process further increases the rate of fat-body production, increases metabolic rate and stimulates extra-cellular productions of proteins like ribose.
Casein micelles are the only mammals that manufacture their own proteins, which helps them grow at younger ages. Micellar digestion occurs much faster than that of other types of proteins, and they utilize casein amino acids to manufacture key growth factors such as growth hormones. It has also been observed that casein micelles are rich in cysteine, an amino acid with high sulfur composition which helps promote metabolism. It has been found that micellar epithelia are thicker than the rodent’s other organs and this difference in anatomy produces significant differences in metabolism and growth. Cysteine is involved in breaking down large molecules, which includes those of fats, carbohydrates and protein, leading to accumulation of fatty tissues and more fat deposition. In casein micelles, the sulfur contained in the amino acids is used to break down the fatty acids and produce energy, which helps in promoting a healthier body.
One of the major benefits associated with the use of casein micelles is restoration of a healthy microcirculation of blood in the body. Their package contains a number of peptide chains that play a major role in repairing the microcirculatory system. As a result, there is a constant supply of blood and oxygen to all parts of the body. Other benefits associated with the use of these are reduction of the effects of diseases related to free radicals. These include aging, cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases. The use of their package also promotes a healthy lifestyle because regular intake of casein peptides helps in preventing the oxidation of bad cholesterol and thus prevents coronary artery disease.
Another major benefit associated with casein micelles is stimulation of the mammary glands. When there is stimulation of these mammary glands, growth of milk is promoted and this helps increase the number of lactating mothers. The stimulation of the mammary glands by the casein proteins is achieved through the interaction of the casein chains with the ligands present at the gates of the mammary glands. This allows the entry of amino acids and glucose into the mammary gland resulting in a casein induced lactation process.