September 30, 2014

How Much Protein Does Your Body Need?

If you're into sports or are at least trying to be healthy by going to the gym, and need an extra boost of protein, then you've probably heard of protein shake. I used to not care and know about my protein intake but I guess the Protein Calculator helps.You can find out how much protein your body needs based on your weight and activity level.
If you need more than what you're getting then you probably need more protein intake and that's where the protein nutrition shake comes in. In my opinion, Muscle Milk, can give you just that. And take note, it doesn't just come in one flavor, but five! That at least is for their ready-to-drink products. It comes in Cake Batter, Chocolate, Cookies 'N Crème, Strawberries 'N Crème and Vanilla Crème. It says follow the direction on proper protein intake and also take note of allergic reactions. Here are the FAQ's about Muscle Milk as shown in their website. If your question is not listed here, I believe you can always send them an email.
"Q:  WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK MUSCLE MILK?
A:  Muscle Milk should be consumed as directed on the label.  Muscle Milk can be consumed before workouts, after workouts, first thing in the morning or prior to bedtime.  In addition, Muscle Milk can be used as a meal replacement when you are on the go or as a high protein snack during the day.  But, keep in mind that individual nutritional requirements vary depending on gender, body weight, level of activity and exercise/training intensity and duration.  So, it is best to use Muscle Milk as part of a well-balanced diet that includes whole foods and other protein sources.  We do not recommend Muscle Milk be used as your sole source of nutrition. 
Q:  WHO CAN DRINK MUSCLE MILK?
A:  The short answer is Muscle Milk can be used by almost anyone that is not allergic to dairy proteins.  Plenty of athletes drink Muscle Milk because they may have increased protein requirements, but it is fine for anyone that wants to supplement their protein intake.  The proteins in Muscle Milk may be especially helpful when you are:
starting a new exercise program and trying to build muscle increasing the intensity of your work-outs a vegetarian (that consumes dairy) and does not get enough protein from dietary sources. 
Q:  ARE YOUR PROUCTS CERTIFIED KOSHER?
A:  All flavors of Muscle Milk, Muscle Milk Light and Muscle Milk Collegiate ready-to-drink products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and this is indicated by the  symbol on the label.  Currently, CytoSport powder drink mixes and bars are not Kosher certified. 
Q:  WHICH CYTOSPORT PRODUCTS ARE LACTOSE FREE?
A:  All flavors of Muscle Milk, Muscle Milk Light and Muscle Milk Collegiate ready-to-drink products are lactose free.  Muscle Milk, Muscle Milk Gainer, Muscle Milk Light and Muscle Milk Naturals powders are also lactose free."
My husband was the one who drank it because he regularly goes to the gym, he's more active than I do so I let him finish the whole thing. He used the protein calculator and even read the Nutrition Facts. He said he'll probably need more supply of it. LOL! He liked the taste and the texture of the Strawberries 'N Creme but he said he'd like to taste the other flavors too. What he liked about it the most is that he can bring it anywhere and drink it anytime. No mixing needed. :)

Besides this ready-to-drink product, Muscle Milk also comes in powders, bars, pro series and they even have limited editions inspired by athletes like Shaq, Clay Matthews and more! You also better check their products out because your school might be featured there! Unfortunately, mine's not. But it doesn't matter as long as I get the protein I need, right? ;)

DISCLAIMER
I was not paid in any way to do a review of the product mentioned above. I was given a sample to facilitate my review but everything was based on me and my husband's honest opinion of the product.

4 comments :

  1. I never heard about this product before and quite a good way to supply your needed protein every day.

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  2. I've always been curious of protein shake, smoothies and all that but I have never heard of muscle milk. To be honest, I always perceived it for body builders only. Thanks for enlightening my mind and will consider trying one soon!

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  3. I have never tried a drink like this. Sounds like a good one to supplement your protein need.

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  4. Never tried this one. But, muscle milk is very new to me. Will recommend this to friends who have an active lifestyle.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!