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Muscle Milk Banana Creme, 4.94 lb, From CytoSport
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MUSCLE MILK PROTEIN POWDER
As an athlete, you plan your workouts carefully. Everything from speed sessions, to strength building is carefully orchestrated by yourself or a coach. Naturally you are following a fitness plan because you have a goal in mind, it doesn't really matter what athletic activity you are invested in. So why shouldn't the same principles apply to your nutrition? You want the best most complete nutrition in the most efficient manner possible. Muscle Milk Protein Powder can fit into your plans.
Make Your Nutrition Work for You
It takes quite a variety of food to properly fuel an athlete and you might not physically have the time to gather every food that you would need in order to fuel yourself properly. Lactose-intolerant or sensitive? Not a problem. At the same time, you don't want to fill yourself with empty calories. You want every single calorie to be working for you and your fitness goals.
Muscle Milk Protein Powder is a great source of complete nutrition that's easy to make and doesn't require multiple trips to the grocery store.
It takes quite a variety of food to properly fuel an athlete and you might not physically have the time to gather every food that you would need in order to fuel yourself properly.
Fueling yourself properly starts with some of the basic Energy sources, carbohydrates. These 16 grams of carbohydrates are the good kind-complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates give you sustained energy that will last you through your workout and won't make your glucose level shoot through the roof and then leave you crashing and feeling more fatigued than before you ingested them.
Because complex carbohydrates take longer to be broken down into energy, it takes your body longer to store them as fats. Muscle Milk Protein Powder also gives you 5 grams of fiber. Fiber is a nutrient that your body can't break down fully, so it takes awhile for it to process and therefore helps to keep you satiated. In addition, since food with fiber is in your body longer, your body has more chances to grab all of the nutrients that it can. When you give yourself higher quality carbohydrates, you won't need to consume as many!
Of course, to build muscle, you've got to have protein. Muscle Milk Protein Powder gives you 32 powerful grams of protein. Protein of course helps build and repair muscles that you exert during strenuous workouts and competition. Protein is so important that is actually inside of every cell in your body.
Not all protein is created equally though and Cytosport has included the best combination of protein that an athlete can get. Whey protein contains all of the amino acids that your body needs, which are the building blocks of protein. Since your body can't make about 9 of them, it's essential that your diet include these proteins so that your muscles are at maximum efficiency.
Whey protein is also extremely efficient. Unlike some proteins, it is made up of branched chain amino acids (which you'll often see listed as BCAA's), which are metabolized directly into the muscles so your muscles get the fuel that they need that much faster. Whey protein is also easy to digest (unlike that steak dinner you might be thinking of) and has very little fat. The whey protein concentrate in Muscle Milk Protein Powder is also a more potent and pure form, meaning that your body really gets more out of every gram you ingest.
Combining the whey protein with micellar caseins makes Cytosport's proprietary Evopro ingredient incredibly powerful. Micellar caseins will keep your body from going into catabolic mode (or muscle deteriorating mode) for much longer than whey protein by keeping amino acids at a higher level as it is digested and therefore makes its way through the body more slowly.
Comprehensive Nutrition Source
Muscle Milk Protein Powder is also a great source of L-glutamine, potassium (395mg) and sodium (115mg). Glutamine is a very valuable amino acid found highly concentrated in muscles. During times of high stress, such as very intense workouts or competition, your body uses up the glutamine and you need to replace it. Glutamine increases protein synthesis as well as decreasing muscle breakdown, which can help you recover faster and get back out there to lift more and go harder.
You might recognize bananas as a source of potassium, but it would be a bit hard to ingest all the bananas you would need to compensate for the potassium you deplete through your intense exercise and sweat. You need potassium to regulate the electrical impulses in your body, maintain steady muscle contractions and balance the sodium levels too. Sodium. It may be a ‘bad' word for non-athletes, but sodium is incredibly vital to your performance and possible excellence as an athlete. Sodium and potassium work in conjunction with each other to steady your muscle contractions. Not enough sodium and you're likely to feel crampy, disoriented and possibly suffer from hyponatremia, the low concentration of sodium in the blood.
Because Muscle Milk Protein Powder contains whey and micellar caseins, your best bet is to use it before bed (so the micellar caseins have time to get into your system) or after/between workouts to refuel your body.