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 mass 1. Protein together with carbohydrates has been shown to have a sparing effect to improve muscle recovery, muscle protein synthesis, and glycogen synthesis 2.
Why it Works:
A perfect formula for building up and maintaining your muscles. With an indulgent, creamy texture. The shake fits energy-intensive sports, such as long-distance running, triathlon or football. The protein builds up your muscles and the carbohydrates support recovery. Perfect protein shake created to support recovery after a hard workout!
The Science Behind the Product:
Carbohydrates have shown to improve glycogen synthesis. A lack of glycogen stores in the muscle and liver can limit the performance capacities if the body during prolonged or higher intensity exercise 3.
Protein supplement is a prerequisite stimulator of skeletal muscle protein synthesis (MPS). MPS is both critical for muscle growth, increased strength and adaptive processes 4. 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 recovery 5.
Carbohydrates have also been shown to have a positive effect on recovery. Carbohydrates intake during recovery has been shown to replenish depleted glycogen after intense exercise. Protein can in terms of recovery further enhance this process. Additional, the combination of protein and carbohydrates has shown to decrease rates of muscle protein breakdown 6.
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. 7
How to Use:
- 1 serving after intensive sport performance such as high intensity.
|Nutrition Information||Per 500 ml|
|Energy||1775 kJ / 420 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.5 g|
|of which sugars||50 g|
Ingredients: Skimmed MILK (80%), MILK proteins (8.3%), sucrose, water, fat-reduced cocoa powder (1.4%), stabilisers (cellulose, cellulose gum, carrageenan).
Before opening best stored at temperatures below 20°C. Once opened keep refrigerated and consume within 24 hour.
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