Health Benefits at a Glance:
Milk protein consists primarily of whey protein and casein among other bioactive compounds such as calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, etc. Protein is known for its ability to help maintain and growth of muscle mass1.
Why it Works:
When starting with a regular workout exercise, it is important to have an optimum level of protein intake. This is crucial to muscle growth and recovery. Besides that, it can be relevant to ensure that the intake is maintained especially if it cannot be met with food alone.
Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein for healthy individuals is 0.8 g/kg/day, however, if you are active and would like to optimize training adaptions a protein intake of at least 1.4-1.6 g/kg/day would be more appropriated2. A study from DTU including 3000 Danes shows the average protein consumption for adults is 88 g/day3. If you are an active person this corresponds to a person who weighs 55 kg. On average a person weighs 75 kg, indicating that the general population has a lowered intake of a protein compared with the RDA.
Protein supplement is a prerequisite stimulator of skeletal muscle protein synthesis (MPS). MPS is both critical for muscle growth, increased strength and adaptive processes4. Protein supplementation has been shown to improve muscle recovery. Muscle recovery can be measured by two biological indicators for muscle damage, cortisol and creatine kinase (CK) in the blood. A study including trained men showed that protein supplementation (25 g after workout) decreased excretion of cortisol and CK in the blood compared to the control group, indicating protein supplementation improves acute muscle recovery5.
Glutathione (GSH) is a ubiquitous antioxidant and is the keystone of the body’s cellular antioxidant defence system and regulates many aspects of immune function. Cysteine is the rate-limiting amino acid for the synthesis of GSH. Milk protein and specially whey is rich in cystine (disulphide form of cysteine). Intake of whey protein has shown to enhance glutathione synthesis and protects against oxidant-induced cell damage.6.
How to Use:
1 shakes is equal to one serving size. Drink directly from bottle. Ideal choice for beginners in training
|Typical values||Per 330 ml|
|Energy||693 kJ / 165 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.3 g|
|of which sugars||13 g|
Ingredients: Skimmed MILK (90%), MILK proteins (5.4%), water, flavouring, stabilisers (cellulose, cellulose gum, carrageenan), sweetener (sucralose), colour (riboflavin).
Note: Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened keep refrigerated and consume within 24 hours.
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