Protein supplementation is a vital component of your plan to build muscle— but messy protein powders are not for everyone. Now there is a solution for those who are looking for protein “on the go” – Military Shot by Midway Labs, a natural protein product that offers 40 grams of liquid protein in a tiny 2-ounce bottle!
Protein ‘On the Go’
No more huge containers – one tiny bottle of Military Shot offers high biological value protein from whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed collagen, zero sugar, zero carbs and zero fats. And of course, zero mess. Military Shot also contains a powerful dose of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to provide the ultimate protein reload.*
Convenient and Easy
Military Shot requires no refrigeration, and all you do is drink it straight or mix it in your favorite beverage. It is easy to take with you to work, to the gym and also meets airline regulations for taking with you on an airplane.
If you love convenience, you’ll want to give this protein a shot!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- 40 Grams of Protein
- Contains All BCAAs
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Zero Sugar
- Zero Carbs
- Zero Fats
How Protein Builds Muscle
Protein supplementation immediately prior to, or right after, a weight-training session is a valuable tool for putting on size and getting the results in the gym you are looking for. Taking a protein supplement increases protein synthesis and when combined with consistent training, sound nutrition and adequate rest, can result in an increase in muscle mass over time.
Muscles need protein to grow, and a steady supply of protein in your diet— 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight— is a requirement to build more lean muscle. Sports science studies involving ingestion of protein immediately prior to or within three hours after a weight-training session show increases in muscle protein synthesis. This increase appears to be related to a more favorable anabolic environment as a result of changes in hormonal concentrations, such as an increase in blood insulin or growth hormone.
Some evidence indicates that protein supplementation immediately prior to exercise increases protein synthesis to a greater extent compared to supplementation at various times after exercise. The increased protein synthesis with supplementation prior to exercise may be related to a boost in blood flow during exercise, which increases amino acid availability to the muscle being trained during the session. With an increase in blood flow, greater delivery of the amino acids from the supplement takes place. With greater delivery of amino acids to the muscle being trained, there’s a possibility that more of these amino acids will be used in the protein synthesis of muscle.
An alternative explanation for the above is that protein synthesis is stimulated by exercise due to both an increase in blood flow and an increased hormonal response when a supplement is consumed before exercise. As a result, the stimulation of protein synthesis continues— not just during the exercise session, but after the session as well. When a protein supplement is taken immediately after a training session, there’s little effect of increased blood flow on muscle protein synthesis, and the increase in muscle protein synthesis is more dependent on the hormonal response to the training session. However, one bottom-line aspect of this evidence is that supplementation either before or after a weight-training session will increase muscle protein synthesis.
Additional research indicates that supplementation after a weight-training session increases the androgen receptor content of muscle. Although we spend a great deal of time talking about the hormonal response (such as an increase in testosterone or growth hormone in the blood) because of supplementation and weight training, we tend to forget that hormonal response is only part of what needs to happen to increase protein synthesis. One important aspect of this process is that the hormone needs a receptor within the muscle with which to bind in order to trigger increased protein synthesis. Researchers have shown that supplementation immediately after a weight-training session results in increased androgen receptor content of muscle. This widens the possibility that a hormone circulating in the blood will actually bind to a muscle’s receptor, increasing the chance that the hormone will cause a rise in protein synthesis.
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