Cytosport’s latest edition to the protein line…Monster Milkis finally live! As of June 28th, 2008, Cytosport ran their first batches of this high quality, high content protein aimed at the bodybuilder who wants it all, in a single jug. MSRP is around $54.99.
At 350 calories and 50g of protein per 2 scoops, this isn’t a gainer nor a meal replacement but a pre-workout BOMB that’s bound to cover all the bases. Although you can take it prior to sleeping. It’s lower in carbohydrates with only 18g per serving than it’s other brothers in the protein line. 50g of protein makes this one way to get a fair percentage of your daily protein in a typical, best of breed when it comes to taste, protein shake.
Of course you’ll get plenty of aminos and a Monster Milk Creatine Matrix to boot.
There’s way less fat at 9g than your Muscle Milk shakes. Monster Milk doesn’t appear to share that precise make up of it’s Muscle Milk brother.
5g of fiber?! In recent food shows, adding fiber to sports supplements is the rage. Many faithful bodybuilders who have plenty of fruits and veggies don’t have issues with fiber, but so many people do that adding 20% of your daily allowance without any negative side effects or ill tastes, sure is a good idea. I think I’ve even had a pudding at a recent show that had 5g of fiber and tasted just like chocolate pudding.
Supplement Facts Quick Sheet:
Serving Size: 2 scoops (84g) Servings per container: 12
Amount per Serving:
Calories: 350 Calories from fat: 80 Total Fat: 9g Total Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 50g
Just bought a tub yesterday in Vanilla Creme and simply put, it's the best protein I've ever tried in terms of taste, thickness & trusting what's on the label. I found muscle milk to be good in RTD form, but out of the tub it had a kind overly sweet, metallic-y after-taste, which is why I switched over to syntha-6.
I'm from the Seattle area and the supplement store of choice for most is "Super Supplements;" they have pretty good prices so I thought I'd give it a try. I point this out b/c it's only $34 (with muscle milk being $31), which is what they sell Syntha-6 for. If it's in your budget or you can find it online at a decent price, I say try it. You won't be disappointed. It seems to contain everything Muscle Milk lacked (including Kre-Alkalyn!), but it's a few servings less per bottle. Just my take though.
It's too bad people read a single report by an entintiy not qualified to give such detailed advice and take it as the gospel truth. I urge readers to become a bit more educated on said supplements without a doubt but this was a hack job of a report. Really was more of an attack on the industry than a good piece of work.
If nothing else, look at the preceding four pages of the article. They are full of very old protein myths and their experts are not qualified to give such advice.
FYI.. there's quite a lot if not more of these 'substances' in every day foods. But they forgot to mention that and they didn't provide people with any reference points.