The original Muscle Provider (MP) formula was invented by nutritional ingredients researcher and Beverly International (BI) founder Jim Heflin in 1995 working in collaboration with a team of food scientists. It remains to date one of the world’s top “designer” protein supplements, if not the number-one such product. MP was designed to be the most anabolically potent and convenient source of protein nutrition available to bodybuilding consumers, superior to whole foods and existing protein formulas. Each 29-gram serving floods the body with 21 grams of the world’s highest-quality proteins and more than enough of each amino acid required to synthesize protein in muscle and every other human tissue.
What: Muscle Provider is a powdered drink mix consisting of high-quality fast acting proteins derived from milk and egg. Whey protein isolate (WPI) and whey protein hydrolysate (WPH), perhaps the most studied and anabolically proven proteins in the world, comprise the bulk of MP. Their quantities are considered exceptional by industry standards: MP contains more than 35 times as much WPI and nearly 10 times as much WPH as some products. To WPI and WPH have been added several other high-quality proteins including whey protein concentrate (WPC), calcium-bound caseinate, hydrolyzed lactalbumin and egg white. All of the milk proteins in the formula are obtained from fresh milk supplied by BSE-free cows born and raised in the United States subject to USDA guidelines.
Who: MP is intended for use as a supplement to the diet by men and women 18 years of age and older who want to increase their intake of high-quality proteins in an effort to preserve or increase muscle mass and strength.
Why: Each protein in MP is characterized by its own amino acid profile, speed of digestion and absorption, taste and mouthfeel. For these reasons Heflin believed that by combining them, consumers would get a superior product. He was correct. The combination and proportions of proteins in MP give it a taste and mouthfeel that no other company has been able to duplicate while also allowing it to dissolve, digest and absorb very easily. MP is ready to begin stimulating protein synthesis, inhibiting protein breakdown and otherwise maximizing your gains in muscle size and strength from training almost immediately.
The top 3 personnel at the Muscle Provider manufacturing lab (“MP lab”) possess more than 100 years of combined industry experience and include a PhD and analytical chemist. According to the NSF (www.nsf.org), the MP lab is compliant with both its GMP and GMP for Sport programs. This means that it has gone above and beyond the FDA’s minimum requirements for a dietary supplement manufacturing facility and it does not produce any products with banned substances. NSF and FDA inspectors audit the MP lab regularly to ensure that it remains compliant.
The Quality Control team at the MP lab subjects each batch to at least half a dozen tests including Identity, Microbial, Protein Content, Content Uniformity, Mixing and Stability. These help to confirm that the product you purchase from BI contains the ingredients it is supposed to, is not contaminated, mixes properly and remains fresh, among other things. MP’s ingredients are also specially blended so as to gently mix the proteins together without fracturing them, something overlooked by other companies.
Nutritionally, MP is ideal. It contains almost no lactose and zero sugar. It is also low in sodium. Whereas other products contain large amounts of salt (sodium chloride), through rigorous trial and error the MP lab discovered a particular balance of proteins that allowed them to reduce the level of salt in chocolate MP from 0.9% to 0.1%, a dramatic reduction that further supports muscle anabolism and hardness, as well as cardiovascular health.
Since 1995, no one has been able to duplicate MP’s delicious flavor system or identify its precise contents. Developed by the lab’s R&D team over the course of at least five time- and labor-intensive rounds of audits, the flavor system is unusual in many regards. For instance, whereas other protein supplements contain added “filler” ingredients in order to address taste, texture and/or mixability issues, BI has chosen to conquer these challenges by adding more high-quality proteins in particular combinations. This has resulted in a product that consumers and food industry experts feel is truly superior in terms of its protein density, flavor and ease with which it goes into solution.
Can consumers actually notice the difference between MP and a lower-quality protein supplement as far as how it affects the size and strength of their muscles? Yes. Numerous factors determine the quality of the protein and non-protein ingredients in the supplements that you consume, including the manner in which they are manufactured. Higher-quality manufacturing methods yield proteins with superior bioavailability. This means that more of each serving can be absorbed by your body, and in some cases, more quickly. This directly impacts the anabolic state of your muscles.
There are numerous qualities, or grades, of proteins. BI instructs the MP lab to use only the highest grades available. This is accomplished by purchasing its proteins from the same suppliers. Consumers benefit by getting the same exceptional anabolic potency, taste and mouthfeel with each bottle of MP that they purchase. All stages of manufacturing are closely monitored by the Quality Control team to ensure that this remains the case.
How: MP is intended to be taken whenever you want to get high quality protein into your muscles FAST. First thing in the morning, before you train and after your workout are perfect times to take Muscle Provider. For the best results it should be mixed with water and taken on an empty stomach. This will ensure that it is digested, absorbed and used in the synthesis of muscle protein to the best of its ability. Use either a blender or a shaker cup to prepare. Adjust the level of water to suit your preference for a thicker or thinner protein shake.
Ingredients: Protein blend (whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed lactalbumin, egg white), cocoa powder, guar gum, natural and artificial flavor, sodium chloride, soy lecithin, acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, sucralose.
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