So I have been reading about the differences between Whey and Cassein proteins. Seems like Whey absorbs quickly, whereas Cassein is naturally time-release. Although Whey is more popular, I have read some articles suggesting that Cassein is actually better because the slower absorption allows for a more positive and sustained amino balance. The quick spike of aminos produced by Whey may be counterproductive, and most of the protein gets burned for energy instead of used for muscle.
So my questions is this: Can you overcome this limitation of Whey protein by simply drinking your protein shake slowly over many hours? Instead of chugging 40g Whey every three hours, couldn't you sip on the same Whey shake (drinking 5-10g every half hour) to simulate the "time release" provided by Casein? Would this mimic the effect of Cassein, promoting a more positive amino balance and preventing the protein from being burned for energy?
Anybody have any opinion on if drinking a slow, steady supply of Whey constantly is better than drinking 25-40g at one time?