Milk Protein

Milk protein is a blend of Casein Protein protein and Whey Protein protein, usually in an 80/20 blend. There really is nothing super special about it, but it can be a cheaper way of ingesting Whey Protein and Casein Protein protein when the difference is irrelevant for your goals since processing costs are less.

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Milk protein is a relatively unprocessed form of dairy protein, consisting of both Whey Protein protein and Casein Protein 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 Protein or Whey Protein 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 Protein and Casein Protein 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.

Do Not Confuse With

Whey Protein or Casein Protein protein

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
A Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
B Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
C Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
D Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific Consensus Comments
D Food Intake


Appears to reduce food intake, a phenomena common to all protein sources

D Appetite

Despite the reduction in food intake, no significant influence on perceived appetite


  1. Lorenzen J, et al The effect of milk proteins on appetite regulation and diet-induced thermogenesis . Eur J Clin Nutr. (2012)

(Common misspellings for Milk Protein include milk, melk, malk, dairy, dery, dary)

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