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Muscle Milk is a protein supplement drink. It is advertised as being comprable to, breast milk, or cow colostrum. This drink, according to the manufacturers, contains no lactose, no trans-fats and no high fructose corn syrup.

What Can Muscle Milk be Used For

Muscle Milk is a products recommended for people wanting to lose some fat and build up lean muscles. Manufacturers advertise this product as an ideal drink, to have before and after workouts. However, they also claim that Muscle Milk gives the best result when used 4 times per day.

Proteins and vitamins, but also some fats present in this product are what provide its benefits. Muscle Milk is rich in proteins, especially casein and whey. These are two different types of proteins, when it comes to metabolizing. Whey protein is metabolized very quickly after drinking Muscle Milk. It provides necessary amino acids to burn fat and build new muscles. Casein, on the other hand, breaks down slower, so the combination of these two proteins offer benefits in different situations.

This product also contains carnitine (amino acid) and some healthy fats in the form of medium chain triglycerides, when combined they give plenty of energy to the person using Muscle Milk.

Muscle Milk protein drink also contain plenty of vitamins A and D, and many of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes, similar to those which can be found in breast milk.

Adverse Effects Associated with Muscle Milk

As many other protein products, Muscle Milk also have some unwanted side effects. People using this protein drink could experience nausea, abdominal cramps or diarrhea, because these are the most common unwanted effects. Bloating and gases were also frequently reported by Muscle Milk users, and these problems have been linked to the crystalline fructose used in the product.

Since this protein drink contain 330 calories, people might end up gaining some weight instead losing some and building new muscle.

G-amine is one of the ingredients of Muscle Milk, reported to cause increase of blood homocysteine and thus increase chances to develop heart diseases.

Effects to reproductive system are mostly connected with powdered Muscle Milk combined with soy milk. Soy is part of the combination blamed for estrogenic effects and negative impact to male reproductive system.

Diabetes patients should be aware that L-glutamate used in Muscle Milk may have negative effects to their blood sugar.

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