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    Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Check out this link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cs/milk.html

    Firstly, are the claims for real? Anyone out there taking it who can back up anything that the makers claim it does?

    Secondly, is it legal? It seems to be on a par with Creatine which, as far as I can ascertain from other threads on this forum, is not banned.

    Finally, are there any hazards to taking something like this?

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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Hey I just starting taking that (didnt' realise there was a big to-do over it) More for a sustaining drink b/c I don't get time to digest a meal before practice. I'll let you know if I see anything dramatic occur.

    There are hazards to everything if you think about it. This stuff gives me gas...does that count?

    Don't mix it with water...it's gross.



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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    It has all the same stuff in it that our Whey Powder we buy at Costco for $38 a huge jug powder.
    http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....lang=en-CA&s=1

    Gas should make you putter along.

    Beans will do the same thing and they are loaded with protein.
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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwimStud View Post

    There are hazards to everything if you think about it. This stuff gives me gas...does that count?

    Don't mix it with water...it's gross.
    From the posts I read this seems to be a common problem with creatine. So does it work then? I mean can you feel/see a difference?

    What are you meant to mix it with? Milk?

    And George, I was looking at the ingredients and it looked like nothing more than vitamin, protein enriched chocolate powder. But then I am no expert.

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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    You are right Syd it is high in protein, not a lot of garbage other products. I don't use it my wife uses it as a replacment for a meal.

    Eat proper well balanced meals and snacks and you do not need these products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geochuck View Post
    Eat proper well balanced meals and snacks and you do not need these products.
    While I echo this, eating before swimming is not on my schedule...I've tried and I can't get going in the water due to belching and feeling stuffed.

    These drinks and products are called supplements for a reason, they supplement. They might do little more than ensure you're getting what you need in eating in case you don't have suzy or sammy homemaker waiting with dinner prepared at a the optimum time for your workout schedule.

    Eating balanced meals and snacks is great if you have the time to do it all. Don't delude yourself into thiinking just because it's meat and 2 vegatables that it's fully balanced. Anthing coming out of a box is probably modified in some way.

    Syd, I literally just started taking this...mainly b/c the cost of energy bars and drinks are high in comparison. For me it's just a training tool to not feel hungry or like barfing. If I notice anything sensational like 20lbs of muscle in a month..I'll let you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwimStud View Post

    Syd, I litereally just strated taking this...mainly b/c the cost of energy bars and drinks are high in comparison. For me it's just a training tool to not feel hungry or like barfing.
    I have been doing some research on supplements myself. So far all I have found is contradicting claims. Walked past a store that sells all these things on Monday and popped in. I was overwhelmed to say the least. All I am looking for is something that can cover any gaps that I might have left in my diet and perhaps give me a boost in energy when I need it on those 'down' days.
    If I notice anything sensational like 20lbs of muscle in a month..I'll let you know
    Be sure to include pictures Stud. I am sure the ladies will love that.

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    Where are the research data documenting how effective muscle milk is in comparison to the other products? From what I read the blurb, I do not see anything but single case hand waving market aiming for people who really want to get the most out of artificial food to get them to where they want to go.

    If you'd like to know what product will be the most effective in helping you reach your goal, then you'd need to go to a reputated library where you'd find research studies. More often than not, marketing does not really reflect what scienitific studies with great reliability have to such about the product you are interested in.

    Stick with unprocessed wholesome food and you'd be fine.
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    Swimmers from the ASU & U of A were raving about it 2 years ago...in fact I think Schoeman is a paid spokesman now.

    I've used it for a year....and think its fantastic (mixed with milk taken after workout).

    George...it does have high levels of quality protein but one of the key ingredients that is the "hot" supplement these days is L-Glutamine.

    And yes...its all legal.
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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith View Post
    I've used it for a year....and think its fantastic (mixed with milk taken after workout).
    Yup I was hungry last night after my gruelling workout, and had a glass instead of eating junk.

    Paul what benefit have you found from it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by geochuck View Post
    It has all the same stuff in it that our Whey Powder we buy at Costco for $38 a huge jug powder.

    Gas should make you putter along.

    Beans will do the same thing and they are loaded with protein.

    Think............. jet engine or squid-like propulsion.......
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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Try estimating your current protein intake in grams per day, and you may find that you are already getting enough. Some sources say that the US recommended daily allowance for protein is too low (I think it is 50g) and that 1.2-1.4g/kg body weight is a better amount for endurance athletes. Sources vary on whether you should use lean body weight or full body weight in that calculation.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...indexed=google

    I think there are some MDs on this board who may comment. We may have dietitians too.

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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith View Post
    Swimmers from the ASU & U of A were raving about it 2 years ago...in fact I think Schoeman is a paid spokesman now.

    I've used it for a year....and think its fantastic (mixed with milk taken after workout).

    George...it does have high levels of quality protein but one of the key ingredients that is the "hot" supplement these days is L-Glutamine.

    And yes...its all legal.
    I knew you were juicing! What other "secrets" do you possess?
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    I knew you were juicing! What other "secrets" do you possess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Perry View Post
    I knew you were juicing! What other "secrets" do you possess?
    Viagra and Red Bull!
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    I'v been thinking about getting some Muscle Milk but I just read some information that sugests that it is some bad stuff...http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1231523
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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    looks like a protein drink with a cute name and marketing plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    Check out this link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cs/milk.html

    Firstly, are the claims for real? Anyone out there taking it who can back up anything that the makers claim it does?

    Secondly, is it legal? It seems to be on a par with Creatine which, as far as I can ascertain from other threads on this forum, is not banned.

    Finally, are there any hazards to taking something like this?

    sincerely Syd

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    Re: Muscle Milk - Are the claims true?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
    I'v been thinking about getting some Muscle Milk but I just read some information that sugests that it is some bad stuff...http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1231523
    Warren, I've not noticed anything magical about it in terms of feeling more energised or what not. It may help with recovery, though, in my experience. Admittedly I don't do mega yard either.
    I think it may be causing me to get a bit gassier than usual...I'm not sure I will buy any more...I really only wanted protein and glucose in a shake as a filler before working out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    looks like a protein drink with a cute name and marketing plan
    Yep. I'd rather eat real food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands View Post
    Yep. I'd rather eat real food.
    So would I but I don't have the leisurely lifestyle to plan my meals optimally around training...I get home at 5, I swim at about 7...if I eat first I'll barf. If I have nothing I will tire out too soon.



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