Summary of Milk Protein
Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts
Milk protein is a relatively unprocessed form of dairy protein, consisting of both whey protein and casein protein in approximately a 20/80 ratio (slight differences may occur between species and processing).
It is also the type of protein found naturally in milk products. Cheese products are highly similar but may have varying amounts of casein or whey due to processing techniques (they tend to have more caseins in proportion to how solid their state is).
It can be bought in supplemental (powdered) form, but is most researched in its food bound form.
Benefits seen on the whey and casein pages can be applied to this page if a grain of salt is taken, as doses change. A glass of milk tends to have 7-9g protein whereas a scoop of supplemental protein tends to have 20-24g protein.
Human Effect Matrix
The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects milk protein has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
|Grade||Level of Evidence [show legend]|
|Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials|
|Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
|Food Intake||Minor||- See study|
|Appetite||-||- See study|
- Lorenzen J, et al. The effect of milk proteins on appetite regulation and diet-induced thermogenesis. Eur J Clin Nutr. (2012)