Muscle Milk


  • Jun 01, 2007 11:11 AM GMT
    I recently came across this protein drink called Muscle milk. I was wondering if anyone knew whether it was as good as or better than making your own protein shake at home.
    I ask only because the muscle milk can be carried in your gym bag and can be consumed within 45 minutes of you finishing your work out as opposed to waiting until you get home to blend something together.
    Its portein comes from soy not whey; I heard whey is absorbed into your body faster as is generally better, is this true?
    Anyone use this product? Any advice of effective protein mixes?
    Thanks guys!
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    Jun 01, 2007 11:38 AM GMT
    A quick Google search says Muscle Milk is made with milk proteins, not soy.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cs/milk.html
  • atxclimber

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    Jun 01, 2007 8:14 PM GMT
    Forums are searchable now! So you can quickly find existing threads on stuff -- we've talked about Muscle Milk before in detail:

    http://www.realjock.com/topic/599/
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    Jun 01, 2007 9:46 PM GMT
    Ironic this topic came up today? A lady at work gave me a big thing of the powder to try.

    I work at Tree of Life (natural and organic food distributor) and the supplement buyer gave me a thing of the Muscle Milk Lite Powder - Chocolate Mint Flavor. First time I've ever tried it. Wish me luck. If I like it...well...God bless the employee discount. :-)
  • Bylt4U

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    Jun 01, 2007 11:42 PM GMT
    Muscle Milk has been around for years and is a popular product. It comes in a very large number of flavours and prides itself on tasting great. I've even had the - gasp yes - root beer and it was very good, tho don't know if I'd want it every day.
    My personal recommendation for a post work-out drink is After Shock by Myogenix. This all-in-one product has creatine/glutamine/anti-oxidants/joint repair and whey with a slightly higher carb level, which is better for post-workout. It comes in three excellent fruit-type flavours and it goes down easy without ruining your appetite for hours.
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    Jun 02, 2007 6:41 PM GMT
    Works well for me - minimal gas, etc. decent flavors in the powdered form. The pre-mix MM is a little 'medicinal' tasting to me.

    One point - it's relatively high in fats, so I don't use it during a cutting phase. For those periods I switch to IsoPure Zero Carb.

    - Joey
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    Jun 02, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    been using it for about 6 months...really good, like the flavors but I use two kinds, the regular after workout, it mixes really easy with a shaker bottle, no clumps or stuff sticking at the bottom of the bottle, at night instead of a late snack I make another shake but with the "light" version. Like I said the flavors are great and they are not heavy on ur stomach.
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    Mar 01, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    Muscle milk is good. The science behind their product has to do with medium chain fatty acids, which in sum are more readily-available energy sources than LCFA (long chain fatty acids). They are too short to require breakdown in the gut, and again too short to require cellular transport mechanisms to enter the mitochondria, a part of the cell where all fats are broken down for energy. Here's a great scientific article with the biochem behind this idea: http://www.lipidworld.com/content/2/1/10

    All this really means is that MCFA's are less likely to be stored in fat stores, and more likely after consuming them to be utilised for energy.

    I personally like muscle milk for a pre-workout shake for this very reason. I'm beginning a weight-gaining phase right now though so I will prob have to incorporate a more calorie-heavy shake post-workout!

    Hope this helped someone. Good luck guys.

    -Jake
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    Mar 05, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    I havent used it yet but I asked my friend, who is a trainer, about protein drinks. She suggested Muscle Milk. I will pick it up some time this week. Hope it works.
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    Mar 05, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    Britpack saidI recently came across this protein drink called Muscle milk. I was wondering if anyone knew whether it was as good as or better than making your own protein shake at home.
    I ask only because the muscle milk can be carried in your gym bag and can be consumed within 45 minutes of you finishing your work out as opposed to waiting until you get home to blend something together.
    Its portein comes from soy not whey; I heard whey is absorbed into your body faster as is generally better, is this true?
    Anyone use this product? Any advice of effective protein mixes?
    Thanks guys!

    It is great stuff and taste great too. It is a little costly for me so I use the cheaper weight gainers and make them taste good by adding stuff to them. If you can afford it then do it. Beverly Nutrition also makes some banging supplements.
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    Mar 05, 2008 1:44 AM GMT

    A compact, conveniant, and great tasting protein drink. What could be better than that? Ofcourse if you are running low on cash, a can of tuna offers the same advantages.icon_razz.gif