Grass Fed Hormone Free 100% Whey Protein Blend
I am impressed with the flavor, not overwhelming even when using full scoop. I use it in a smoothie bowl and noticed that fake flavor a little, but was easily covered by granola and hemp seeds on top. Cannot speak to water or milk only shake.
I had a really great plant based protein powder that got discontinued so tried this one. Ordered through their site instead of Amazon to support businesses. It was worth it to me to wait an extra few days. Shipping time was about 1wk as promised.
Will order again.
I switched to this so that I can add my own oats, banana, and espresso. It, like all of the MF products, blends well and tastes great.
won't get another brand, muscle feast is the best out there.
Whey Isolate | Whey Concentrate | Hydrolyzed Whey
Whey Protein Isolates are gram for gram one of the highest quality forms of protein available. With a purity rate of 90-98%, these proteins digest and absorb rapidly for optimal performance. Our Isolates are purified through a cold, cross micro and ultra-filtration process that removes any larger, less absorbent protein molecules. This process further filters out fat, lactose and ash, rendering one of the cleanest protein products in the world.
Whey concentrates are the most common form of protein seen on stores shelves. Compared to isolates, concentrates go through fewer filtration steps with the end product being anywhere from 25-80% pure protein and containing more fat, carbs and lactose.
Muscle Feast uses a high-quality whey concentrate with a purity rate of 70-80%.
Like isolates, whey concentrates digest and absorb quickly, elevating amino acid levels in the blood to stimulate protein synthesis. Compared to isolates, concentrates go through fewer filtration steps, resulting in a product that provides a broad range of health-related benefits. While isolates do provide more protein per gram, both isolates and concentrates have the same effects on muscle growth and recovery.
Whey hydrolysates are proteins that have been purified, then further refined with proteolytic enzymes. Different from isolates and concentrates, hydrolyzed proteins have been broken down into a single amino acid. The result is a faster digesting protein that can enhance protein synthesis when combined with lower doses (less than 15 grams) of other forms of protein.
What does the research say?
Extensive research on milk proteins has been conducted as it relates to their roles for increasing muscle growth response after exercise. This research has shown that milk proteins, ingested following exercise and throughout the day, can speed recovery, promote a positive nitrogen balance, increase glycogen replenishment, and improve hydration status. Ultimately, supplementing with milk proteins can lead to increases in skeletal muscle hypertrophy and neuromuscular strength. When compared to other protein sources, milk proteins have the highest PDCAAS score and contain the greatest density of leucine; the primary branched chain amino acid responsible for stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
Who is it best for?
Blends are best for individuals who want to reap the benefits from having multiple sources of protein included in one convenient powder.
How quickly does it digest/absorb and raise amino acid levels?
No research exists at this point showing how quick and how long protein blends elevate amino acid concentrations in the blood; however, in theory it should fall somewhere between whey and casein.
When is the best time to take it?
Protein blends are best taken 30-60 minutes pre-workout, immediately post workout, between meals or even right before bed.