Muscle Milk ---Medium Chain Triglycerides

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    Nov 02, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    Is this a good fat?
    Do MCT's really work?
    Do you recommend straight up protein?
    My goal is gain lean muscle and reduce body fat.
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    Nov 02, 2007 1:42 PM GMT
    Yes.
    Yes.
    Whatever you like.
    Sounds reasonable.
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    Nov 02, 2007 6:12 PM GMT
    The studies I've seen show that making MCT's the main lipid component of your diet results in greater energy release and less fat storage, as compared to long chain triglycerides. They also appear to satisfy cravings better.
    That means the getting your fats from coconut oil instead of soybean oil or animal fat could be beneficial, but just adding some extra MCT to your diet isn't known to be beneficial.

    Here is the abstract of a review:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&uid=11880549&cmd=showdetailview&indexed=google
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    Nov 07, 2007 5:23 AM GMT
    Hello,

    MuscleMilk is an awesome product for increasing muscle without adding increasing fat levels if taken with water or low fat milk, reason for this is Muscle Milk has a high fat gram content so always keep in mind you add muscle not fat in your quest too increase muscle mass and weight gains. And if for some reason you miss workouts don’t worry with amino acids and Muscle Milk you will still get results.
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    Nov 08, 2007 12:31 AM GMT
    Sometimes, folks forget that we're carnivores. Meaning meat and fat have been our diet for several thousands of years. Grains haven't always been there, but, likely, berries have.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 12, 2007 12:55 AM GMT
    I am always very skeptical of anything that seems to be a fad in regards to fitness...remember Creatine?
    I know guys that swear by this stuff...I'd like to hear what you guys think of it