These are the optimal times of usage for the varying protein powders:
Postworkout- 30-50 grams whey protein isolate in a postworkout drink with 30-100 grams of carbs. Add 5-10 grams of glutamine and 3-5 grams of creatine for enhanced recovery from workouts. Do not mix with milk after training as this will slow digestion.
Bedtime- 25-40 a sustained release protein like casein. Sleep is when are body is repairing and recovering. Consuming protein before bed lessens the harmful effects of cortisol increases that can occur during sleep. Although whey is a good source of protein before bed, a sustained-release protein powder is better because the aminos will be released at more gradual rate over a period of 6-8 hours.
Morning- Immediately upon awakening. Your body has been fasting through the night and is in need of protein. If time restraints don't permit an egg white omelette, have an egg or whey protein shake, or mix some protein in a bowl of cooked oatmeal.
Mid-sleep (Optional)- This dosage is taken at usually 3:00-4:00 ., to keep our body in a constant anabolic state. Again this is optional, but if you wake up in the middle of the night, make the most of it. Casein/whey blends or ready to drink shakes are optimal for this purpose.