Bodybuilding Supplement Review: Muscle Milk

Pros and Cons of the Protein Powder

Muscle Milk

Muscle Milk is one of the best-tasting protein powders available. It has been around for quite some time and comes in a variety of flavors including milk chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, banana creme, strawberry, cookies 'n creme, blueberries 'n creme, orange creme and vanilla. However, along with that great taste come some nutrition issues that may matter to you when you're trying to reach your bodybuilding goals. Take a look at the pros and cons to see if this product is right for you.

Muscle Milk Pros - Protein and Low Carbs

Muscle milk contains 32 grams of protein and 3 grams of leucine in every two scoops, according to the product's description listed on Amazon. Additionally, the supplement:

  • is an excellent source of 20 essential vitamins, minerals and fiber and is gluten free
  • contains casein protein and only 12 grams of carbohydrates
  • comes in a variety of flavors
  • contains medium chained triglycerides
  • comes in convenient ready-to drink-containers, which you can buy at most nutrition stores or gas stations

Cons - Calories and Fat

  • Depending on the flavor, Muscle Milk can contain up to 350 calories per serving -- that's as much as than 17 percent of the 2,000 to 3,000 total calories the average adult man should consume daily. And, it's as much as 20 percent of the 1,600 to 2,400 daily calories an adult woman should consume.
  • A serving can also contain a total of 18 grams of fat, including 8 grams of unhealthy saturated fat.

Other Considerations

The taste of Muscle Milk is superior to most other protein powders. It is a great source of amino acids and also provides you with casein protein, which is good for taking right before you go to bed. It is a good product if you are trying to increase your size because of its high-calorie content.

Generally, if your bodybuilding goal is to decrease body fat, then you should probably stay away from this product. If you are trying to bulk up, Muscle Milk may be good to use, but don't exceed one serving a day. You don't want to add too much saturated fat and too many calories to your diet if your goal is good nutrition -- as it should be.