Cytosport - Muscle Milk RTD Nutritional Shake Vanilla Creme - 17 oz. (500 ml)
CytoSport Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Vanilla Cream Nutritional Shake is a protein-enhanced functional beverage that promotes recovery from exercise, lean muscle growth, and healthy, sustained energy. Lactose and gluten free, Muscle Milk takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition by providing a blend of high-quality proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, vitamins and minerals.
Premium Proteins: Muscle Milk RTD contains a precise mix of premium proteins including, calcium and sodium caseinate, milk protein isolate, and whey.
Functional Fats: Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are more likely metabolized for muscle energy rather than stored as fat. Sunflower oil and canola oil contain important essential fatty acids
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Amazing, Milkshake Taste!
- Aspartame Free
Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink Frequently Asked Questions
Does Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink needs to be refrigerated?
Muscle Milk is aseptically packaged so it is shelf stable. It should be refrigerated after opening.
Does Muscle Milk contain creatine?
Creatine, a compound naturally made in the body and critical during energy metabolism in muscles, is not added to any of the Muscle Milk products.
When is the best time to take Muscle Milk?
Muscle Milk offers a great and convenient solution anytime you want a high quality snack or ‘grab and go’ nutrition. Use Muscle Milk any time of the day:
- With Meals: Drink along with your meal to increase the overall protein quality and content.
- In Between Meals: Keep amino acid a nitrogen levels elevated to promote protein synthesis and maintain muscle tissue.
- Immediately After Exercise: Muscle Milk is an excellent after workout shake as it provides a protein matrix for extended amino acid delivery.
- Before Bed: The slow-digesting proteins in Muscle Milk provide time-released amino acid delivery to your body while you sleep.
Is Muscle Milk Gluten Free?
All Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink shakes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein that comes from wheat and products made with wheat ingredients such as flour. Some individuals are sensitive to gluten protein, referred to as gluten intolerance, and may respond with digestive symptoms, including diarrhea. Seek the advice of a physician or registered dietitian to determine if you have gluten intolerance and to obtain appropriate dietary advice.
What is colostrum and does Muscle Milk contain any?
Colostrum is a type of milk given off by nursing mother cows. Muscle Milk ready-to-drink products do not contain any colostrum.
Does Muscle Milk contain lactose?
No, CytoSport sources their proteins specifically so that Muscle Milk is lactose free.
I love the taste but what’s with all the fat?
The lean fats found in Muscle Milk are calorically dense and are excellent sources of energy. Most saturated fats in Muscle Milk come from medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and are readily burned. MCTs show little or no propensity to be stored as fat. According to AMDR (Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range), 20% to 35% of dietary calories should come from fat. Approximately 35% of the calories in Muscle Milk come from fat. Approximately 25% of the calories in Muscle Milk Light come from fat.
Is it safe to use Muscle Milk during pregnancy?
Yes, all the ingredients used in the making of Muscle Milk are safe and wholesome to consume during pregnancy. High quality protein from milk and soy are used in the making of Muscle Milk and one 14-oz. serving provides 25 grams of protein. This is the amount of extra protein a woman needs daily to support a healthy pregnancy. Muscle Milk is also modestly fortified with 25% of the Daily Value for a wide array of vitamins and minerals that are also needed for a healthy pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician or a registered dietitian about specific dietary concerns during pregnancy.
Can I use Muscle Milk if I am breast feeding?
Yes, the ingredients used in Muscle Milk are safe and wholesome to consume for a woman who is breast feeding. Muscle Milk contains food proteins derived from milk which the body then uses to make breast milk proteins that in turn the infant uses for growth and development. A woman who is breast feeling requires more protein - 25 grams per day - to support making approximately 4 cups of breast milk daily. A 14-oz. serving of Muscle Milk contains 25 grams of high quality protein, which contributes to the total daily need for protein. Muscle Milk is also modestly fortified with a wide array of vitamin and minerals that help support a woman’s need during breast feeding. Consult your obstetrician or a registered dietitian for specific dietary concerns while breast feeding.
I’m a vegetarian, is Muscle Milk okay for me?
That depends on your definition. Muscle Milk uses dairy proteins, so Lacto-ovo vegetarians or lacto vegetarians that are okay with animal ingredients like milk should be just fine. CytoSport don’t have a vegan protein product yet, but they’re working on it.
Muscle Milk contains sucralose as an artificial sweetener - is this a safe ingredient?
Muscle Milk uses sucralose to achieve a naturally sweet taste without the extra calories of added sugar. With over 100 scientific studies and the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, sucralose is proven safe for use as a zero-calorie sweetener in foods and beverages. Sucralose is not linked to any health problems or risks such as cancer and is considered safe for children’s health.
Does Muscle Milk contain Milk?
Muscle Milk is Lactose Free and does not contain any milk. Muscle Milk contains proteins that are derived from milk including Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate and Whey Protein.
Does Muscle Milk contain Vitamins & Minerals?
Muscle Milk contains a blend of 20 Vitamins & Minerals
Is Muscle Milk OK for kids?
Muscle Milk is not intended for kids. However, it does not contain any ingredients that are dangerous for kids. Muscle Milk is high in protein. The general daily recommendation for protein consumption is 0.5 grams/pound of body weight. Therefore, if a person weighs 100 lbs he/she should consume 50g of daily protein. 1 serving of Muscle Milk or Muscle Milk Light contains 25 grams or 20 grams of protein respectively. Consult your physician, pediatrician or visit www.health.gov/DietaryGuidelines for more information on dietary guidelines.
Why is Muscle Milk ‘so expensive’?
Highest quality ingredients. State-of-the-art manufacturing. The 25 grams of protein found in Muscle Milk come from highly filtered Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate and Whey. These proteins are highly filtered to remove lactose, reduce fat and reduce cholesterol. Lean fats included in Muscle Milk are Medium Chain Triglycerides, Canola oil and Sunflower oil. These Lipids deliver many of the essential fatty acids our bodies need daily. Muscle Milk is an excellent source of 20 vitamins and minerals. All this nutritional value is packed in a convenient 14 oz. re-sealable bottle.
How Does Muscle Milk Light Differ From Genuine Muscle Milk?
Muscle Milk Light contains 70 fewer calories and is sugar-free. Both provide the same blend of lactose-free, milk-based proteins.
CytoSport was founded in 1998 by the father/son team of Greg and Mike Pickett. Since then it has grown into a premier manufacturer of sports-oriented nutritional products that address the needs of athletes and active lifestyle individuals at every level. With every product and every decision, they pursue quality and taste with the athlete in mind.
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Dr. Brooks was recognized for his lifetime of outstanding scientific contributions related to sports medicine and exercise science at the 2007 Awards and Tributes Committee of the American College of Sports Medicine. He was awarded the Honor Award at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ACSM Honor Award is the highest award of the College given to only one individual each year.