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Muscle Milk question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 21, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Completely stumped on this one.

    Muscle Milk is a high-protein drink, I've used it, recommended it, lots of athletes use it, moms buy it for their kids. You can buy it in the grocery store, or just about anywhere that sells legit nutritional supplements.

    Today I was told by an NFL trainer that Muscle Milk was considered a banned substance by the NCAA and high schools. I spent the rest of the day searching for a good answer to whether this was fact or myth, and can't find any consistent data.

    I know a lot of you deal with high school athletics, I'm wondering if anyone has any definitive info on this. Thanks.
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member


    Another product popular with athletes right now is Muscle Milk, which is often sought by athletes trying to add more protein to their diets. Some formulations of Muscle Milk products contain colostrum, which is a rich source of insulin-like growth-factor 1 (IGF-1), which is banned by the NCAA and many other organizations.

    “We don’t know whether these products containing colostrum do indeed provide any IGF-1 and whether it would be detectable in a drug test,” Uryasz said. “We would advise athletes not to take supplement products containing colos­trum or products purporting to contain IGF-1, and we would remind NCAA institutions that these products are impermissible to distribute.”
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    BTW, I have two cases of Muscle Milk in my pantry. Hopefully they won't test the 47th place finisher in the Cat 4 field at my next bike race.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Colostrum....breast milk??

    What the hell is wrong with these people.

    So I'm looking at a MM package (with my new glasses because no matter how great you might still look at 40 your eyesight will still betray you), and I have no idea what the offending ingredient might be. Also wondering if there's ever been an instance of a high school athlete getting tossed for using this stuff.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

  6. joe

    joe Active Member

    I use the whey protein mix from GNC. I assume that doesn't contain a banned substance, but that's just a guess.
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member


    Bovine Colostrum also assists in regeneration and can improve normal growth of aged or injured muscle, bone, cartilage, skin collagen and nerve tissue. This proves especially essential for the over 40 baby-boomer bodybuilder.

    * appears to be a very slanted website
  8. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I have no clue about Muscle Milk, but I had a weird experience with a protein supplement last year. I added some GNC super-protein mix to my diet and my hair started to fall out. I stopped after a month and my hair started to grow back. Decided to stick with a simple whey protein mix from then on.
  9. joe

    joe Active Member

    Maybe it was radioactive, Karen Silkwood.
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I rely entirely on the milk of human kindness.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    There's a lactose intolerant joke to be made here, but damn if I can see it clearly.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    From the Cytosport website:

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