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What Max Effort’s Tri-Blend Protein does that other proteins on the market do not is bring you a 1:1:1 ratio of Concentrate, Isolate and Casein Protein. Since many people do not know the different types of Whey or Protein, we wanted to give you some more information so that you can see why Max Effort stands head and shoulders above the rest.


Whey protein concentrate is widely considered to be the most efficient and economical form of protein for the human body to digest and use. Its primary use is to increase dairy protein intake with the focus of maximizing muscle hypertrophy. Whey concentrate is put through a micro-filtered process rather than a heat treated process to produce an ultra pure protein. This means that the powder mixes easily to give you a smooth texture for the perfect protein shake. 

Whey Isolate however is broken down further, getting rid of the lactose, and becoming denatured. However, since it is Isolate this breakdown has no effect on the muscle-building properties that we are using it for. This ion-exchange process allows for the highest concentration of protein possible and this mixture of both whey concentrate and isolate becomes unparalleled.


Then we add in the Casein just to make it that much better. While Whey remains the top choice for pre and post workout, Casein is often overlooked. With the ability to last longer, providing a much more constant stream of amino acids to your body it helps you to put on muscle faster and get stronger in the process. It also improves your metabolic rate, which helps you with fat loss. While many companies stick to Whey and Whey only, we want to give you a protein that best helps you reach your goals and by adding Casein, we’ve done just that.

Like all of our products, our Tri-Blend Protein gives you maximum effort. We get you more protein and the most efficient way to create bigger, stronger muscles as fast as possible. Head on over to the shop and try either our Cookies N Cream or Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors today!



Most people have supplemented with Whey Protein in the past or have at least heard of it before. Fewer people have utilized Casein Protein and far less are aware of the several varieties of whey protein including Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate. If you have supplemented with protein powders in the past, it is likely you have only been exposed to Whey Isolate. Whey Isolate acts quickly in the body to synthesize new proteins in the muscle immediately after a workout. This is why it is most popular, for the immediate effect. However, there is much more to the muscular recovery process than the “anabolic window” immediately following training.

Proteins are the building blocks of muscle and amino acids are the building blocks of DNA

            During the workout you are breaking down the muscle fibers being trained. In order to improve, these fibers must replaced so to speak, with bigger and stronger fibers. Because proteins are the building blocks of muscle and the fact that the body is in a hyper-receptive sate to nutrients post workout, it makes sense to utilize the fast acting Whey Isolate. Whey Isolate is highly effective in rebuilding muscle thus inducing greater muscular hypertrophy and strength but recovery does not stop an hour after your workout, which is why we also included Whey Concentrate and Casein in the Max Effort Tri-Blend Protein.

            Whey Concentrate is a denatured version of Whey Isolate. The term denatured refers to the molecular structure of the protein molecule being broken down. When proteins work their way through the body they naturally denature via the body’s metabolic processes. The breaking down of the protein molecule is what allows the body to use it for rebuilding muscle. It is only when proteins are broken down into smaller forms such as amino acids that the muscle can utilize them. Therefore the nutrients can be taken up into the muscle far more readily.

            Now that we have that out of the Whey… Casein Protein is a more slowly digested protein that releases throughout the day. The delayed release does not hinder the ability of the muscle to utilize the nutrients. In fact, when in combination with a Whey protein it has been shown to enhance the muscles ability to grow and recover. By supplementing with both Casein and Whey you are able to send a continuous supply of amino acids to the muscle even after the Whey protein has been used up. Thanks to Max Effort’s Tri-Blend can see these benefits from just one product! No need to waste money on separate Casein and Whey Protein supplements. We combine Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate and Casein in a 1:1:1 ratio to ensure maximum benefit and max value!


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            resistance training on strength, body composition and plasma glutamine.      

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            resistance exercise and protein ingestion. American Journal of Physiology,

            Endocrinology and Metabolism, 300(1), E231-E242.



Casein is one of the three varieties of protein in The Max Effort Muscle Tri-Blend Protein. It is combined with Whey Concentrate and Isolate in a 1:1:1 ratio. Whey protein receives a lot of they hype surrounding muscular recovery and anabolism. Anabolism, in our context, refers to the rebuilding of the muscle tissue we have broken down (catabolism) during training. This allows the muscle to come back larger and stronger than before. Casein is similar to whey protein in that it is also extremely beneficial for rebuilding muscle but it does so in a slightly different way. Casein releases more slowly allowing the body to make use of the nutrients throughout the day while whey acts more rapidly. Ingesting Casein protein post workout increases net protein/amino acid balance in the muscle. After a workout, the net amino acid balance in the muscle is negative but this is switched to a net positive by consuming casein. This switch catapults the muscle from a state of catabolism into one of anabolism. Casein stimulates significantly greater uptake of phenylalanine, an amino acid whose primary function is to create chemical messengers. The chemical messengers produced by phenylalanine signaling muscle growth and repair because of the increased uptake and the muscle’s catabolic state.

Many view chocolate milk as sound choice post workout to help recover and replenish the body, while it may be an okay alternative in an emergency it is far from ideal. Not only is chocolate milk loaded with sugar, but the soy protein found in milk has been shown to be significantly less effective than casein. When the body consumes soy protein a large amount of it is converted to urea, which is excreted through the urine. YOU’RE LITERALLY PISSING AWAY YOUR GAINS!! Whereas when you consume casein protein a much higher percentage of the protein goes toward functional utilization by the body, namely building muscle! It has been said that taking in too much protein is bad for your kidneys. This is because the kidneys do the work of filtering and excreting urea. By consuming casein protein in lieu of soy protein less will be converted to urea thus taking stress off the kidneys. Save your gains and save your kidneys, have some casein protein! Preferably combined with whey concentrate and isolate in a 1:1:1 ratio conveniently available in the Max Effort Muscle Tri-Blend Protein.

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Luiking, Y. C., Deutz, N. E. P., Jakel, M. & Soeters, P. B. (2005). Casein and soy protein meals

differentially affect whole-body and splanchnic protein metabolism in healthy humans.

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Tipton, K. D., Elliot, T. A., Cree, M. G., Wolf, S. E., Sanford, A. P. & Wolfe R. R. (2004).

            Ingestion of casein and whey proteins result in muscle anabolism after resistance

            exercise. Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2073-2081.



As we all know, the Max Effort Muscle Tri-Blend Protein has 3 different types of protein including Whey Isolate, Concentrate and Casein to provide you maximum versatility and gains. This combination is what makes Max Effort’s protein powder ideal for consumption post workout, meal supplementation or a night time snack. Previous articles have explained how this combination makes the Max Effort Muscle Protein stand above the rest. See “Benefits of Tri Blend Protein” or “Casein: The Benefits You Need To Know”. Today, we are going to focus on the more commonly found piece of the Tri-Blend Protein, Whey.

Whey protein is best utilized shortly following a workout as an aid to recovery. You may be familiar with the term “Anabolic Window”. This refers to a period of approximately 30-60 minutes following exercise where your body is more susceptible to nutrients. This is the ideal time to consume whey protein because by nature, Whey protein results in a greater increase in essential amino acids, branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and leucine concentrations than any other form of protein. By creating such a drastic influx of amino acids into the blood surrounding the exercised muscle, Whey protein consumption increases muscle protein synthesis. Another way to spike amino acid concentration and increase protein synthesis is by consuming BCAAs post workout. By ingesting BCAAs, which can be found in the Max Effort Muscle Post Workout, the body activates certain enzymes (mTOR and p70 S6 kinase) that not only increase the muscle concentration of amino acids but also activate the aforementioned enzymes to aid further in protein synthesis. The activation of these enzymes results in enhanced translation of specific mRNAs. This adjusts your genetic code so your body can adapt to your training. The consumption of the Max Effort Muscle Tri-Blend Proteinand/or Post Workout following training enables the muscles you train to rebuild themselves faster than if you were to consume a different form of protein, such as casein by itself. This is due to the rate at which such proteins are digested. Whey is digested much more rapidly than casein enabling the uptake of the nutrients to occur in the “anabolic window” following training. Whereas casein is too busy trying to be digested to make use of the optimal feeding period.

Of course, Casein has many benefits as well. Thanks to its slower rate of absorption the body is able to make use of the protein throughout the day or while you sleep, if taken before bed. Thankfully Max Effort Muscle has found a way to combine these proteins into a single supplement! Now you can see the benefits of both without breaking the bank by being forced to purchase two different products.



Luiking, Y. C., Deutz, N. E. P., Jakel, M. & Soeters, P. B. (2005). Casein and soy protein meals

differentially affect whole-body and splanchnic protein metabolism in healthy humans.

The American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 135(5), 1080-1087.

Tang, J. E., Moore, D. R., Kujbida, G. W., Tarnopolsky, M. A. & Phillips, S. M. (2009). Ingestion of

            whey hydrolysate, casein, or soy protein isolate: effects on mixed muscle protein

            synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in young men. Journal of Applied

            Physiology, 107(3), 987-992.


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