Cytosport - Muscle Milk Genuine Naturals Nature's Ultimate Lean Muscle Protein Natural Real Chocolate - 39.5 oz. (2.47 lbs / 1120 g)
CytoSport Natural Real Chocolate Genuine Muscle Milk Naturals is nature's ultimate lean muscle protein. Muscle Milk Naturals contains ZERO Artificial Sweeteners and Flavorings. Muscle Milk Naturals is a protein-enhanced formula that promotes lean muscle growth, recovery from exercise, healthy sustained energy and contains ZERO artificial sweeteners or flavors. Lo Han Fruit Extract and Stevia are included as natural sweeteners.
Muscle Milk Naturals consists of a precise blend of multi-source proteins, functional fats, low-sugar carbohydrates and 20 vitamins and minerals in a lactose-free & gluten-free formula. Muscle Milk Naturals is an ideal nutritional choice whether you are a performance athlete, watching your diet, or simply desire to gain strength & maintain lean muscle mass.
- 32 g Lean Protein per 2 scoops
- Lactose Free
- 20 Vitamins & Minerals
When Muscle Milk was first introduced, CytoSport attempted to emulate human mother's milk, one of nature's most anabolic, complete and balanced foods. In doing that, Muscle Milk created a new category of protein products, while setting a new standard for both taste and performance. As a result, Muscle Milk has become America's favorite protein drink.
Precision Protein Blend
Muscle Milk contains a precise blend of proteins designed to create the optimal environment for exercise recovery and muscle growth. This precision protein blend contains rapid-releasing whey and slower digesting micellar caseins from milk protein isolate/concentrate plus calcium and sodium caseinates. This creates a constant supply of amino acids, the building blocks of muscle tissue.
Choose the Right Kind of Fat!
The Lean Lipids used in Muscle Milk are more likely burned for muscle energy and heat than stored as fat. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), the pre-digested, fast-burning fats help provide the caloric energy needed to fuel exercise and recovery. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids from canola and sunflower oil provide essential omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.
Choose Carbohydrates Wisely
Low-sugar, high-fiber complex carbs are an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle. The starch-based complex carbs found in Muscle Milk supply energy to the body in the form of glucose. Glucose is the only energy source for red blood cells and a preferred energy source for anaerobically exercising muscles.
Since CytoSport was founded in 1998, they've been dedicated to working with sports scientists, coaches and trainers to redefine protein enhanced products for active lifestyles and serious athletes - supporting performance when it matters.
Over the years, CytoSport has expanded to create a comprehensive line that encompasses the athletic experience from preparation, to hydration, to recovery. CytoSport's products are among the very few that are manufactured in a NSF International GMP for Sport Registered facility Their facilities are also inspected and regulated by the FDA. They carefully manufacture their powder products and ready-to-drink pre-blends onsite at their corporate campus in Benicia, California.
Making efficacious products for athletes and active lifestyle individuals requires responsibility on all fronts. As their business has grown, so has their footprint. CytoSport has made environmental sustainability a focus and driver in everyday decision-making. For more, please visit their website. Through it all, CytoSport has been committed to one thing, building athletes from the inside out.
CytoSport Muscle Milk Powder Frequently Asked Questions
What is Muscle Milk?
Muscle Milk is a protein-enhanced formula designed to promote increased strength, lean muscle growth and fast recovery from exercise. Muscle Milk contains high quality, complete proteins well absorbed and utilized by the body in maintaining a healthy immune system as well as muscle rebuilding and recovery from exercise. Muscle Milk also contains functional fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are more likely metabolized for muscle fuel than stored as body fat. Muscle Milk is also trans-fat free and contains 25% of the Daily Value for 20 different vitamins and minerals in each serving. Use Muscle Milk as a meal replacement or snack as part of a meal plan that includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other wholesome foods.
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. Research supports that creatine supplements may enhance muscle mass and strength gains resulting from resistance exercise (e.g., with weight training.) However, the safety of taking supplemental creatine both short and long term is not clear. Therefore, Muscle Milk products do not contain added creatine.
Does Muscle Milk contain monosodium glutamate (MSG)?
MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is used as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods. Muscle Milk does not contain MSG. Some individuals may react with asthma-like symptoms to MSG in foods so for clarification and a detailed explanation of MSG versus glutamate as part of food protein, please read the following statement:
The Truth on Mono-Sodium Glutamate (MSG) and Milk-Based Proteins
Recently there has been a great deal of confusion with regards to Mono-Sodium Glutamate (MSG) and milk-based proteins. MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods. Muscle Milk does not contain MSG. Below is an accurate, straight-forward explanation to clarify this question for consumers.
About 10% of the protein in a glass of milk is glutamic acid; however there is no MSG in milk-based proteins. Muscle Milk and MONSTER MILK product formulas contain only milk-based proteins.
MSG is the sodium salt of free-form glutamic acid. Glutamic acid that is bound to a protein is not the free-form amino acid, therefore cannot exist as MSG. In milk-based proteins all glutamic acid is bound to other naturally occurring amino acids that form the proteins of milk. Additionally, about 10% of the protein in Muscle Milk and MONSTER MILK is glutamic acid, however there is no MSG in Muscle Milk or MONSTER MILK. All glutamic acid in Muscle Milk is bound (non free-form) to the naturally occurring amino acids that form the milk-based proteins. Individuals sensitive to MSG do not react to proteins that contain bound glutamic acid (i.e. milk-based proteins). Furthermore, free-form, unbound glutamic acid is not added to any Muscle Milk or MONSTER MILK products therefore MSG is not present.
Is Muscle Milk 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. Muscle Milk is gluten free, except in the following flavors: Cookies 'n Creme, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Banana Crunch and Chocolate Mint Chip.
Is Muscle Milk lactose free?
Lactose is the sugar (carbohydrate) found naturally in milk. Some individuals have an intolerance to lactose and do not fully digest this milk sugar and may experience intestinal symptoms of bloating, gas and diarrhea as a result. Muscle Milk is lactose free and can be consumed by people with lactose intolerance.
Does Muscle Milk contain milk?
Muscle Milk does not contain milk. Muscle Milk contains dairy-based proteins (calcium & sodium caseinate, milk protein isolate, whey) that are derived from cow's milk. These protein are specially prepared to be free of lactose, the sugar found in milk.
Does Muscle Milk Contain animal ingredients?
Muscle Milk does use dairy-based proteins from cow's milk. Muscle Milk does not contain any other animal ingredients.
What type of proteins are in Muscle Milk?
Muscle Milk contains a blend of dairy-based proteins: calcium & sodium caseinate, milk protein isolate and whey. These proteins have been highly filtered to remove lactose and are naturally very low in fat & cholesterol. These proteins are considered to be "complete" proteins, meaning they provide all essential amino acids. Additionally, the proteins in Muscle Milk are high quality and well absorbed and utilized by the body.
Does Muscle Milk contain colostrum?
Colostrum is the “first milk” produced by cows, humans and other mammals within a day of giving birth. Colostrum contains protein, vitamins and other nutrients along with antibodies and special growth factors critical for newborns. All Muscle Milk products are free of colostrum from any source.
Does Muscle Milk contain sucralose?
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 offer a natural version?
For individuals looking for a version of Muscle Milk with natural sweeteners, there is Muscle Milk Naturals – free of artificial sweeteners but with the same great tasting formulation. Muscle Milk Naturals contains Stevia and Lo Han as natural sweetening agents. Muscle Milk Naturals is also lactose and gluten free.
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.
When industry experts and scientists bring them an idea, they listen. When your performance inspires them, they act. CytoSport is about innovation. Taste is at the forefront of everything they do. People expect CytoSport products to work and taste good. That’s become a CytoSport promise. CytoSport listens to their bodies and, knowing you listen to yours, they listen to you.
At CytoSport, they feel fortunate to be a part of your success! To help you do what you do best. To help you achieve goals. To help you live healthy. To help you get a better time. To finish the race. To put up more weight. To have a “good run.” To leave the gym or practice feeling like there is still more in you. CytoSport's motto at CytoSport is “Driven by Science – Inspired by Performance”; CytoSport relies on science to create the best products they can. Thank you for inspiring them to do so. Be safe. Play hard. Keep it up. CytoSport will do the same.
CytoSport's 150,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is where they produce all of their powder products and pre-blends for ready-to-drink products. It is also where they exercise complete control over their brands – from what goes into the mix to what goes into the package.
This setup provides a critical speed to market advantage over the competition. And it gives CytoSport's devoted following of consumers – high school, college, pro athletes and coaches alike – peace of mind knowing the safety, efficacy, and authenticity of the CytoSport brands is a given.
CytoSport products are a completely safe, effective, and legal alternative trusted by athletes worldwide who demand the highest level of performance from themselves and from the nutritional support products they use.
Mike Bottom, Former Co-Head Men's Swimming Coach at the Cal-Berkeley, who coached athletes from five different countries in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, stands behind CytoSport products. His athletes medaled seven times at the Sydney games. Mike's athletes have also won NCAA championships and have been tested by the NCAA drug testing board. His athletes have been training with CytoSport products since their inception.
Dr. George Brooks, Ph.D. sits on the board of advisors for CytoSport. During his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, his extensive research in the areas of "Oxygen Debt" and "Anaerobic Threshold" lead to several hypotheses and fundamental revisions in the understanding of the metabolic response to exercise. The knowledge gained in these efforts led to the invention of PolyLactate and the formulation of the original Cytomax.
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.