In 2008, CytoSport launched a new advanced form of protein supplementation and dubbed it Monster Milk. Its innovative, all-in-one muscle-building formula featured an advanced protein blend plus enhanced levels of branched-chain amino acids, L-glutamine, digestive enzymes and taste satisfaction. Now, three years later, CytoSport is releasing an all-new advanced Monster Milk formula featuring new technology and efficacious dosage levels of key functional ingredients.
Staged-Release Protein Blend
The new, advanced Monster Milk formula provides 50 grams of protein per serving and features fast-acting and slow-digesting dairy-based proteins. The fast-acting proteins include whey protein hydrolysate, whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. These proteins digest within two hours of consumption, providing an immediate source of amino acids. Slower-digesting proteins from milk protein concentrate, milk protein isolate and caseinates digest over six hours, offering a prolonged release of amino acids into the bloodstream. The outcome of providing a comprehensive blend of proteins is a supplement that promotes nitrogen retention and whole-body protein synthesis.
One of the three branched-chain amino acids, leucine has a unique ability to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis. In fact, leucine has about a tenfold greater impact on protein synthesis than any other amino acid and is considered to be an essential BCAA, meaning that it is not produced by the body and must be obtained through food sources or dietary supplements. Monster Milk contains an industry-leading 3:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine, the ideal ratio of BCAAs for promoting muscle anabolism.
Furthermore, Monster Milk incorporates 2.5 grams of PepForm Leucine Peptides per serving to deliver leucine in a more effective highly soluble and bioavailable form. PepForm Leucine Peptides are made from a proprietary process that binds free-form leucine to leucine peptides isolated from fresh whey. This unique separation and processing technology drastically improves the solubility of the amino, resulting in a leucine concentration that is 40 percent greater than a standard gram of whey protein. To compliment the PepForm Leucine Peptides and further drive muscle-protein synthesis, Monster Milk is also fortified with 3 grams of free-form leucine.
Creatine is a 100 percent natural compound that is synthesized in the liver, pancreas and kidneys and transported to the muscles through the bloodstream. Once it reaches the muscles, it is used to regenerate muscles’ ultimate energy source, adenosine triphosphate. Creatine monohydrate is considered to be the best source of creatine because it contains more creatine per weight of material than any other source. Each serving of Monster Milk provides 3 grams of Creapure creatine monohydrate to support strength gains, explosive power output and ATP “fueling.”
Also known as trimethylglycine, betaine’s chief purpose in the body is to lower homocysteine levels. It is also essential to the maintenance of intestinal function and cell production, and it serves to protect DNA and DNA formation. Additionally, betaine has been linked to improved strength, energy and power. Monster Milk contains 2 grams of betaine per serving.
The most abundant amino acid in the body, glutamine serves a broad range of critical roles, including immune-function support, digestive-tract health and protecting of lean muscle mass. During times of stress (both physical and mental), increased demand for glutamine may outpace the body’s ability to produce it. This is why supplemental glutamine is beneficial for supporting the needs of hard-training athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Monster Milk delivers 5 grams of added glutamine per serving to enhance muscle tissue repair after training sessions.
Aminogen is a patented plant-derived enzyme that helps break down protein and improve amino-acid absorption. This designer enzyme works to break down the whole proteins in Monster Milk for more efficient absorption. The outcome is a protein supplement that results in higher nitrogen retention for whole-body muscle-protein synthesis.