CytoSport Muscle Milk
|Product Name:||CytoSport Muscle Milk|
|Cost per 100g of Actual Protein:||$4.54|
|Claimed Protein per serving:||16g|
|Actual Protein per serving:||16.5g|
|No. of Servings:||64 servings|
|Calories per serving:||150 calories|
|Carbs (sugar) per serving:||9g (2g)|
|Fats per serving:||6g|
CytoSport Muscle Milk is definitely not the choice for those looking for the most protein for their buck, with only 16g of protein per scoop, and 100g of actual protein costing $4.54. Let’s take an in-depth look through this CytoSport Muscle Milk review.
CytoSport Muscle Milk Review
Protein Type and Content
The protein itself is a nice blend of whey concentrate/isolate/hydroslates together with a slower digesting milk protein isolate (casein). The product is also certified lactose free, good news for you lactose sensitive folk out there.
I also like that the manufacturer gives us MORE protein than what’s on the label. Not much more (only 3.4% really) but still, that’s a nice bonus.
The independent lab testing also revealed a minimal amount of free amino acids in the protein (barely 0.002%). This means that there is a very low chance of protein spiking.
Other Nutritional Information
The caloric content is on the high side at 150 calories per serving as the fat and carb content are higher than normal at 6g and 9g (with 2g of sugar), respectively. The fat content consists of Muscle Milk’s ‘Lean Lipids’ which contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (pre-digested fats, meaning faster digesting) as well as fats from sunflower and canola oil. Despite the high fat content, the cholesterol contain is one of the lowest amongst all the brands at only 10mg.
As you can see by the length of the supplement label, Muscle Milk contains a lot more vitamins and minerals than the other compared brands. If you’re the type who don’t like to take additional regular vitamin supplements, this is a definite plus point.
In terms of flavor and mixability, Muscle Milk is solidly average on both fronts. I’ve tried Muscle Milk at varying points over the last several years and definitely prefer the taste from years ago. Not to say that the current flavors are bad of course; I recommend their Banana Crème flavor. Online consensus is similar, with a lot of variation in users’ opinion on the flavor. As mentioned, mixability is average, you shouldn’t have any trouble mixing it in your shaker. But you will probably have to shake it pretty hard!
CytoSport Muscle Milk is lower in protein content but high in protein quality. I like that they hold up to their label claims and do not spike their protein. Coupled with its healthy fats as well as vitamins and minerals, this make it an ideal meal replacement or post-workout shake. Flavor and mixability are average, so don’t expect too much there.