Muscle Milk has several advantages over whey, namely that Muscle Milk is a mixture of several dairy proteins, including whey and calcium caseinate, it contains some carbs, and has a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, Bodybuilding.com states. Whey protein, typically sold as just whey, has none of these.Continue Reading
Both whey and caseinate, the proteins that make up Muscle Milk, are derived from dairy, states Bodybuilding.com. Caseinate is approximately 80 percent of all milk protein and is a particularly desirable protein for lifters because it digests very slowly. Slow-digesting proteins stabilize blood sugar over longer periods and are anti-catabolic, which means they help prevent the breakdown of muscle.
Whey, on the other hand, is a fast-digesting protein best suited to pre- and post-workout, when a quick amino acid uptake is crucial. Since Muscle Milk provides whey and carbs, it's ideal as a pre-workout and recovery shake. For the same reasons, and because it also contains vitamins and minerals, it's also a perfect meal replacement, according to Bodybuilding.com.
Though caseinate tends to clot in the stomach, Muscle Milk is lactose-free and gluten free. Muscle Milk also contains L-Carnitine, and as an essential amino acid, it burns fat, boosts energy, protects the heart, and reduces muscle soreness, according to NutritionExpress.com.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements