Protein supplement, milk based, Muscle Milk Light, powder

Fun Facts

  1. Muscle Milk and whey protein are both powder supplements that offer concentrated sources of protein in low-calorie packages. While no scientific studies have been performed that evaluate the effects of Muscle Milk compared to whey protein, the differences between the two in nutrition and ingredients provide a helpful starting point for analysis.
  2. Protein powders derive from soy, whey, egg, rice and milk. Egg and rice are only available in concentrated form (less than 80% protein), while soy, whey and milk proteins are available in both concentrate and isolate (above 90% protein).
  3. If your intention in using protein powder is to get as much protein as possible, you may want to bypass Muscle Milk in favor of a purer whey powder.
  4. The Lean Lipids in Muscle Milk Light come from sunflower oil, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), and canola oil. Long-chain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids from sunflower and canola oils provide essential fatty acids. The body can use MCTs for muscle energy. What does this mean? MCTs are less likely to be stored as fat than typical fats. (See nutrition facts panel for total and saturated fat content.)

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