Know The Whey

Max Effort Muscle

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 Protein and/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.

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