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Cytosport Muscle Milk

February 16th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Cytosport Muscle Milk ready to drink


Highlights

  • 34g protein (17 oz bottle)
  • zero trans-fat
  • low carbs

The Claim

“Muscle Milk is an “evolutionary” muscle formula promoting efficient fat burning, lean muscle growth and fast recovery from exercise.” –CytoSport

Evolutionary?

Cytosport’s protein blend is called EvoPro – short for evolutionary based protein. They don’t use use just whey protein isolate, instead preferring a mixture of various proteins including casein and whey isolate.

Why?

The various proteins will absorb at different rates and give your muscles more protein than just a quick shot of whey isolate would. If taken before bed, the casein will digest as you sleep, actually making you grow healthier muscles overnight.

The real kicker is the ratios used in Muscle Milk. They’ve formulated this stuff to have the same nitrogen and protein ratios as found in human mother’s milk! Think about the last time you were undergoing explosive growth (hint: you couldn’t talk, had to be fed every few hours, and ended up tripling in size in a few years). What were you eating then? A mixture high in certain fats and proteins.

In that regard Cytosport’s hit a grand slam. This is a great nutritional blend of the right fats and proteins to build muscle.

Drinkability and Fat

Muscle Milk is yummy. It smells and looks good, just make sure to shake it up very well.

Look at the label – the fat levels in the ready to drink mix are high. 17 grams of fat per serving. This goes a long way to improving the taste of this drink, but thankfully without causing problems.

The fats are actually medium chain triglycerides. These types of fat have a low calorie count and and burned as energy much more easily than normal fats. This means they give a nice rich flavor to this shake, but won’t pack on the fatty tissue.

The Bottom Line

A good protein drink for nighttime or as a meal replacement. Will help you gain muscle without putting on more fat. ★★★★★

  1. Rich
    April 1st, 2009 at 00:39 | #1

    This stuff ROCKS.

  2. Jay
    March 27th, 2010 at 09:12 | #2

    This stuff really tastes great. Probably THE best tasting RTD out there, I tried EAS Myoplex and was left with a bad aftertaste.

    However, I’ve moved onto Met-Rx’s Proteinplus, since I take whey + a high glycemic carb after workouts. Musclemilk is definitely not that good for postworkout, as fats slow digestion.

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