Originally Posted by HowWePlay_77
Muscle Milk isn't that great of a post-work out drink. The reason is because the type of protein in Muscle Milk does not have a rapid absorption rate. For a post-work out drink, you should get whey protein.
BUT Muscle Milk is great for morninig shakes because the protein is slowly absorbed and repairs muscle through out the day, unlike whey protein that just quickly repairs and then its done. Muscle Milk is also great to drink right before you sleep so that you won't be burning off too much muscle when you sleep.
Hope this helps.
Muscle milk is a blend of casein and whey proteins: (taken from the label)
EvoPro™(Micellar Alpha And Beta Caseins And Caseinates, Whey Concentrates Rich In Alpha-Lactalbumin, Whey Isolates, Whey Peptides, L-Glutamine, Taurine, Lactoferrin)
It is a decent blend to take pre- and post-workout and before bed but not first thing in the morning. When you wake up you want to stop the catabolic state as quickly as possible which means you need a quick absorbing protein such as whey or whey hydrolysate (fastest absording protein known).
This is my post from Muscle Milk vs. Whey:
Since proteins are the building blocks for muscle I believe there are four key times that they need to be consumed and that you are using the proper types. I will not go into great detail about the different types but feel it is necessary to briefly discuss whey and casein.
Whey Protein - digested and absorbed quickly, filling your blood with amino acids, but this effect does not last long. Whey stops supporting muscle growth in as little as 2 hours after ingestion.
Casein Protein - A very slow digesting protein that decreases muscle break down. Usually stays working for 4-5 hours after ingestion.
I blend whey and casein for the best results
1. Post-workout (MOST IMPORTANT!
)- You can increase protein synthesis with a quick-digesting protein shake; I recommend a blend of whey and casein.
2. Pre-workout - Baylor University research shows that pre- and post-workout outperforms plain whey after training; I recommend a blend of whey and casein.
3. First thing in the morning - stop your body from breaking down muscle protein into fuel; I recommend whey hydrolysate (the fastest absorbing protein available).
4. Bedtime - again to help during the fasting state; I recommend casein or a blend.
Timing is the key to getting the most out of supplements!
As for the question of Muscle Milk or Whey? Muscle Milk is a blend of whey and casein proteins so it is great for most most of your protein needs. There are a ton of protein supplements out there don't tie yourself to one brand just pay attention to what you are buying.
Best of luck and I hope I helped.