Correction: I didn’t mean “the recommended amount of protein”. I meant a little bit more than that (in order for the excess to be stored for 24h like you said), so… if in the middle of my sleep my muscles were to begin “digesting themselves”, those extra amino acids that were supposedly stored for backup would do their job. Right? In that case… Casein only makes sense if you think that the amount of protein intake during the day was not enough to garantee that some of it was stocked for later use.
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