I’ve put together a great protein stack to help you grow muscle and maximize anabolic and anti-catabolic effects of protein supplementation. We know that increased muscle protein synthesis is increased with exercise and increase dietary protein. The more exercise you do, the more muscle you grow. The more protein you consume the better your chances for muscle protein synthesis to be increased. The HIGHER quality protein you consume the better your chances are for more muscle growth as well. It’s common knowledge that whey protein is one of the best and highest quality protein sources on the planet. However, a hydrolyzed protein can be even higher quality because it is pre-digested. When whey protein is pre-digested the absorption can be greater than a regular whey protein concentrate or a whey protein isolate.
Several studies have shown that hydrolyzed proteins are beneficial.
As we can see from above, hydrolyzed whey protein is very beneficial for muscle growth. The problem however with hydrolyzed protein and proteins for that matter is quality. The big problems with hydrolyzed protein is TASTE.The taste of any high quality hydrolyzed protein is bad. It is very bitter, so bitter in most cases it is undrinkable. Click To Tweet
Because it tastes so bad, it is nearly impossible to find a high quality hydrolyzed protein on the market today. The Proteinfactory.com is one of the few companies that sell quality hydrolyzed protein. In order to sell a high quality hydrolyzed protein, like in this protein stack, the company selling it must divulge the molecular weight of the hydrolyzed protein. BTW if you want more depth info on hydrolyzed proteins make sure you get my book, it is free.
The protein in our Max Protein Starter Stack is Hydrolyzed 520. Which means it has an average molecular weight of 520 daltons. This is a high quality hydrolyzed whey protein that is very beneficial for increasing muscle protein synthesis.
The hydrolyzed whey protein 520 will be your fast anabolic protein. Anabolic is when your body is in a muscle growth state. Check out this study on hydrolyzed proteins.
You will get a 2 lbs bag of hydrolyzed whey protein 520 which last about 2 months when combined with the micellar casein, which is also in this protein stack.
Next in our protein stack is micellar casein. Micellar casein is a slow release anti-catabolic protein. When combined with Hydrolyzed whey protein 520, it makes it the perfect protein stack. Micellar casein is our highest quality casein protein made directly from milk. You will want to use this at the same time with the Hydrolyzed 520.
Keep in mind that many people that that using ONLY whey protein after a workout and using ONLY casein protein before bedtime is the correct way to go. However studies have shown us that combining both fast and slow digesting proteins are the best for increasing muscle protein synthesis.
Finally you have our Depo Nitrolse 250. The ONLY research proven digestive enzyme supplement that has been shown, when utilized, you will have more amino acids in the blood stream. This in turn means that you will hopefully be more anabolic and primed for muscle protein synthesis.
How to Use.
Take 2 heaping table spoons of the Hydrolyzed whey protein 520 and 2 heaping tablespoons of the Heliogen casein. Mix with about 12 oz of any liquid you wish. Personally, I prefer water. But if you like to have milk shakes and have things taste really good then you’ll need to add a flavored beverage like chocolate milk. Grape and lime kill the taste of peptides the most, so if you do not like the taste of the Hydrolyzed whey 520 you can add grape flavoring.
Take 1 or 2 capsules with the protein shake. Never take the Depo Nitrolase 250 without protein.
You want to try to take this protein shake about 2 or 3 times a day. Remember to take the Depo 250 with every protein shake or meal. For example, you would want to take the Depo 250 with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
One of the most important times to take the protein stack is post workout or pre-workout. Numerous studies have shown the protein take “around” workouts is the best to maximize recovery, minimize the catabolic effects of exercise, and maintain maximum protein synthesis.
This protein stack will last you about 2 months.
How many pills should I take of the Depo?
1 or 2 per meal. I would start with one for the first month to see how your body reacts.
How come when I drink other hydrolyzed whey protein they don’t taste bitter like yours?
Because they are not using a hydrolyzed protein at all, or a very low quality one. You cannot tell just by looking at it, the quality of a hydrolyzed whey protein. You must know the molecular weight average. In addition the more bitter a hydrolyzed whey protein tastes, the smaller the peptides, which is a good sign of a good quality hydrolyzed whey protein.
What can I mix the protein stack with?
The best of course would be blended veggies like spinach, kale, and carrots. Add some fruit, but not a lot. If you are a baby with taste, then just add more fruit and less veggies. But if you want the BEST, always go veggies when you can. Sometimes I juice and simply stir in the protein powder.
Toss in a little ginger and you get a little zing to it!!
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.