The Muscle Milk Experiment

Costing more than most supplements, Muscle Milk promises a lot.The motocross industry usually has some sort of sponsor that sticks around for a while.  The latest sponsor(s) have been the energy drinks, especially Monster.  I love energy drinks as much as the next guy, but they are terrible for you.  If you haven’t read my article on them, make sure you do before you pop the top on your next can.  Now, it’s Muscle Milk.  They have been sponsoring the KTM team for a while, as well of one of the awards given out each week.  So, I thought I would give this product a try and really see if it lives up to the hype.

I went out and bought the standard CytoSport, chocolate flavored protein powder.  Per serving, the main aspects include 300 calories, 32g of protein, 16g of carbohydrates, and 4g of sugar.  The label has a lot of long chemical and biological terms that can make your head spin.  So, they were nice enough to tell us what they mean:

Micellar Proteins – “stimulates muscle synthesis”

Leanlipids – “‘Designer’ fats that promote leanness”

Complete α-β caseins, peptides and lactalbumins –“triggers new growth”

Lactoferrin – “increases oxygen delivery”

Growth peptides – “boosts nitrogen balance”

Now, I am no scientist, but I’m sure that all of those ingredients can make a serious difference, unless you take large amounts.  So, I am taking 1 serving size per day which is 2 scoops.  I’ll take 1 before and 1 after my workout.  I’ll take it for a month and see how it goes.  I’ll update you guys over the next month, each week on Friday.

Posted on Sep 15 2009, under Nutrition | No Comments »

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