Every day when I'm drinking my whey and casein protein shake with the main goal of gaining muscle or getting leaner I always smile at the irony of my shake...
We are consumers based on innovation and scientific research. We are always digging through the internet on a mission to find the latest in sports science. We look to the scientist for a new discovery to build muscle.
Every day when you are downing that 100% whey protein shake after an intense workout, you think you are really ahead of the curve... convinced it's the holy grail of protein formulation.
The truth is you are drinking in the past... sacrificing that time and effort in the gym for outdated science.
I wish I could sit here and tell you that our whey and casein protein shake is NEW cutting edge science that PES discovered. It's not. It was discovered by numerous renowned scientists in over a dozen human trials. It's time to take the blinders off and see.
The supplement industry is based around innovation. Why are you still drinking in the past?
When building lean muscle, 100% Whey is INFERIOR
If you’re a regular 100% whey protein powder user, read on, because there’s something you need to know. Our investigation into the science should royally annoy you. I sure was when I discovered it…
In our quest to build muscle, protein intake for protein synthesis stimulation is the single most important factor. When I say intake, I don't just mean amount...I mean the type of protein too.
Our Reasearch & Development team didn't have to dive, dig, and spend an eternity finding the information... No, the information was easily found on the government-owned science database known as PubMed. And it is so clear cut. There was no theory or interpretation.
Reputable published journals have already tested the effects of different proteins in human subjects, and the data could not be more conclusive. Whey and Casein is the superior choice.
The media tells me that whey protein builds muscle. And you know what? They're totally right. Studies do show that whey alone builds muscle better than other proteins. But if you look what they compare it to, the issue is clear: studies compare whey to weaker products like vegetable-based soy protein, sugary drinks, and even just water. Of course whey is going to come out on top!
Nature Had It Right
It wasn't until recently that scientists finally decided to give all these 100% whey products a run for their money. And the results were absolutely shocking.
Nature had it right. When researchers at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic tested a combination of whey and casein protein, as found naturally in milk protein, they discovered that the two protein sources work together in a synergistic manner to build lean muscle . Yes...synergistic. Meaning when taken together it is better than taking just one or the other alone.
100% whey protein in isolation only gets you so far... it can spike protein synthesis with an influx of amino acids, but quickly returns to baseline, leaving you where you started.
Enter casein, a slower-digesting protein that's typically consumed for its anti-catabolic properties as it promotes a steady release of amino acids over time. Casein actually results in more retention of ingested protein than whey!
In another published study, researchers found the combination of whey protein with casein protein resulted in a quick increase in protein synthesis along with a sustained elevation in plasma leucine levels . Plasma leucine levels are a key dictator of muscle protein synthesis, and thus, a combination of whey protein and casein protein may serve to maximize muscle protein accumulation.
Whey protein hits the bloodstream at a fast rate, but it is casein protein that has been shown to create the strongest leucine balance, possibly due to less oxidative processes taking place . It only makes sense to consume them together.
Studies have repeatedly shown that milk may be the optimal post workout drink due to the unique delivery and interplay of milk protein's components: whey protein and casein protein, together.
In fact, the research shows that even if amino acid content of a protein is held constant, milk protein augments lean muscle accrual to a greater degree than fast-digesting hydrolyzed proteins due to the unique pattern of amino acid delivery that only milk protein can provide . Nature had it right all along: milk protein is king. Did I mention that Milk Protein Isolate is the first ingredient in our SELECT Protein?
Whey and Casein UNITED
We already know that whey protein spikes muscle protein synthesis while casein protein creates an anti-catabolic trickle of amino acids, a complementary combination that should be taken at the same time. But in addition to this, whey protein and casein protein each have their own unique bioactive subfractions and growth factors which work in concert when they're taken together .
This is why I was so pissed when I saw the new research... we've been shortchanging ourselves for years. I don't just want something better than whey... I want the best.
The 2005 International Whey Conference concluded that a 50/50 mixture of whey + casein is the optimal form of protein for gaining muscle mass . That's right, even at a whey conference, the researchers found that 100% whey is not the answer!
So if a synergistic whey-casein protein blend is the optimal blend for building muscle, what do you think PES SELECT Protein brings you? That's right: The most superior protein formula on the market.
Milk Protein Isolate (MPI)
KING OF PROTEINS
Milk protein is 80% casein and 20% whey, a combination that makes it superior to either whey protein isolate or casein protein alone.
With Milk Protein Isolate, we've trimmed down the fat and carbohydrate content, leaving you with the 20/80 whey-casein protein ratio and synergistic growth factors intact. Indeed, MPI may be the single best protein source money can buy. To quote The Protein Book by Lyle McDonald, leading nutrition expert for bodybuilders and athletes:
"[R]esearch seems to suggest that consuming slower digesting proteins, or a mixture of fast and slow proteins during the post-training period may provide superior results compared to a fast protein... [M]ilk protein isolate (MPI), which contains 20% whey and 80% casein might turn out to be an ideal post-workout protein[...] By providing a rapidly available source of amino acids (from the whey) with a slower digesting source (from the casein), both protein synthesis and breakdown should be positively affected "
Since we know the research says that a blend of whey protein and casein protein is optimal, we found the best source of whey protein to add to our Milk Protein Isolate to bring the ratio of whey and casein to perfection.
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) can be composed of anywhere from 34-80% protein. We elected to go with the highest quality possible, WPC-80 for short. This not only gives you the most high-grade protein for your buck, but unlike whey protein isolate, WPC-80 actually contains intact growth factors, allowing you to maximize lean muscle growth.
You're short-changing yourself by using any other source of whey protein, period.
And trust us... if your protein doesn't list out the percentage of its whey concentrate there is a pretty good reason... it's likely the 34% garbage. Keep on chuggin'...
A Perfected Formula
They called it the cherry on top and wouldn't let me release SELECT Protein until we added them to the mix.
"Leucine Peptides are a must-have with what we're accomplishing here. "Leucine, widely considered the single most important amino acid for building muscle, has been shown to improve lean muscle gain, exercise performance, and muscle protein synthesis, often in conjunction with a protein powder .
Leucine has been shown to augment lean body mass (LBM) gain in a protein-independent manner. In simple terms, it doesn't matter how much protein you consume, you are not going to maximize lean muscle gain unless you consume the proper amount of leucine .
Furthermore, Ph.D's found that the Leucine content of a protein meal is a prime determinant of how much lean muscle tissue your body creates after meal consumption .
After seeing the data myself, I promptly decided that if we really wanted to have the best protein powder on the market, we'd be lying if we didn't have PepForm Leucine Peptides in the formula. The science agrees.
|Serving Size: 1 Scoop (32g)
Servings per Container: 27 / 55
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories from Fat||15||*|
|Total Fat||1.5 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g||*|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||*|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 or 2,500 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. † Daily Value not established.|
Ingredients: Ultra Premium Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, [comprised of casein protein, and whey protein], Whey Protein Concentrate 80%, Leucine Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Sodium Chloride, Ground Vanilla Beans, Guar Gum, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium.
Allergen Information: Contains Milk and Soy Ingredients.
Please Note: Nutritional facts and ingredients may vary slightly between flavours.
Mix one scoop of SELECT PROTEIN™ with 6-8 oz. of cold water. Amount of water can be adjusted to meet your individual taste preference. To increase your protein intake per serving or to achieve a richer taste, use non-fat or low fat milk.