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Muscle Milk & Creatine

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author image Wade Harle
Wade Harle began writing professionally in 2011 and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Iowa State University. His work on sports and other topics has been published on various websites.
Muscle Milk & Creatine
Muscle Milk and creatine aid the muscle-building process. Photo Credit Yagi Studio/Photodisc/Getty Images

Muscle Milk is a powder that aids muscle growth and speeds up your recovery after workouts. Creatine is a compound that the body produces naturally and is sent through the bloodstream to your body's muscles. Creatine is also available to be taken as a supplement to improve energy levels during your workouts.

Background

Muscle Milk consists of casein and whey proteins, according to the website Bodybuildingforyou. The product contains alpha-lactalbumin, a protein containing amino acids essential to your body. Muscle milk contains nearly 350 g of protein for two scoops and contains a little over 160 g of calories from fat. The website USGyms explains that creatine supplements are available for over-the-counter purchase. Creatine is used by your body during muscle contraction as an energy source. The skeletal muscles store the creatine for your workouts and any excess goes to the brain, heart and bodily tissues.

Muscle Milk Advantages

Muscle Milk contains lipids, which help to make your body leaner and your muscles stronger and larger, according to the website Senior Fitness. The amino acids and proteins in Muscle Milk build muscle more effectively due to the product's ability to give you more energy. If you take Muscle Milk, you'll be able to train at a high level for a long period of time because of the product's ability to aid muscle recovery.

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Creatine Advantages

Creatine gives you more energy for a workout. Bodybuildingforyou explains that creatine helps your body regenerate ATP. ATP helps your muscle contractions and prevents a large build up of lactic acid in your muscles. The less lactic acid in your muscles, the longer your workouts can be. Creatine can also help you put on weight.

Considerations

Muscle Milk and creatine can both be used by people who wish to gain muscle and add more size to their frame. Athletes and bodybuilders can especially reap the benefits of these products. However, it is very important to follow the dosing directions on the product container. Do not excessively take Muscle Milk or creatine. If you are unsure about taking a supplement, talk to your doctor.

Warning

USGyms explains that doctors are still unaware of the long-term effects of creatine on your health. If you are under 18, you should not take a creatine supplement. Also, women who are nursing or pregnant should not take a supplement. The website Mayo Clinic explains that if you use a creatine supplement for a long period, water retention is more likely causing weight gains. Water retention can also lead to your body becomind dehydrated.

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