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Protein First Recovery Drink is designed for athletes engaged in strength, power and fitness workouts who prioritize gains in lean muscle and body fat reduction. Protein First’s main ingredient is a high quality, gently processed whey protein concentrate. Whey protein is superior to other proteins post-workout as it is rapidly absorbed and has an excellent amino acid profile ideal for muscle growth and repair. The ratio of carbohydrate to protein (2:1) is significantly higher in protein than other recovery drinks catering to endurance athletes. The quickly digesting carbohydrates promote recovery by replenishing glycogen, lowering cortisol and producing a favorable insulin response. However the carbohydrate in Protein First will not exceed post-workout recovery needs and spoil a low-carbohydrate diet.
Protein First Recovery Drink is made from real foods (milk, beets, sweet potatoes, tapioca, honey and molasses) with no artificial colorings, preservatives, sweeteners or harmful additives. It’s a testimony to the quality of the ingredients that the pleasant, natural flavor does not need to be disguised by unnecessary additives. This product is free of gluten, wheat, corn, or any other GMO grain.
Flavor: In one word the flavor is chocolate, but in reality the beet, sweet potato, honey, molasses and cocoa produce a pleasant and subtle flavor that is unique and delicious.
Mixing Instructions: Mix 3 scoops of Protein First Recovery Drink in 1-2 cups of liquid, shake to combine. Tastes great with water but some customers prefer to mix with milk, juice or even coffee.
Each 4lb container has 24 servings (3 scoops = 75 grams) Customised serving size instructions based on bodyweight located on container.
Silky chocolate drink Review by Deanna
I love to drink this after my weight training sessions. It mixes well and tastes creamy. The chocolate flavor is delicious and I know it is made with quality ingredients and no extra ingredients. (Posted on 3/22/16)
Great product Review by Carlos
I purchase protein first for my 14 yr old son and he absolutely loved the taste of protein first. I have notice that he not been as sore after workouts and he has gotten stronger. Protein first is the only supplement that we are using. I love that it is an all natural product as well, we will continue to be a customer. Thanks Mike (Posted on 1/5/16)
Awesome! Review by Aaron
I've been using the Protein First Recovery Drink since summer of 2015 (6months now) and I LOVE it! I've always enjoyed protein mixes and recovery drinks but this is the first product that actually tastes awesome! Not only does it taste good, it really does contain what you need post workout. You'll like it.the stuff too. Thanks Team MM. (Posted on 12/10/15)
Smooth! Review by Deanna
I've been a Mike's Mix customer since the beginning. I love the customer service and how receptive MIke is to our wishes. I've changed from endurance events to Power lifting recently so was really happy to see this product. It mixes so easily with water after my workout, no clumps. The taste is very smooth and silky chocolate. I really like knowing that I'm taking something that I know is vetted for being a quality product and putting that in after a hard workout. Thanks MIke, et.al. (Posted on 10/3/15)
Delicious! Review by Sarah
I have been a Mike's Mix customer for years and had been adding their protein to their recovery drink. Love that this high protein recovery drink come out. It fits what I'm looking for and tastes very chocolaty and creamy. (Posted on 2/16/15)
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|Serving size: 3 scoops (75 grams)||
|Calories from fat:||18|
|Total fat:||2 grams|
|Fat grams (saturated):||1 gram|
|Total Carb:||44 grams|
|Vitamin A||418 IU|
Ingredients: Whey Protein Concentrate (Whey Protein Concentrate Soy Lecithin), Tapioca Maltodextrin, Molasses, Honey, Cocoa Powder, Beet Powder, Sweet Potato Powder, Sea Salt.
Contains: milk and soy.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Over the past 50 years, an extraordinary amount of research has focused on sports nutrition. Unfortunately, “common knowledge” can be heavily influenced by supplement marketing that is often unsupported or even contradictory to the research. At Mike’s Mix, our goal is to bridge that gap between common knowledge and research. All functional ingredients have studies to support their safety and effectiveness. The following are links directly to the peer reviewed research used to formulate this product. If there is research to support omission of an ingredient that our competition may use, we have also included those links.
1. Short-term recovery from prolonged exercise: exploring the potential for protein ingestion to accentuate the benefits of carbohydrate supplements.
2. Dietary strategies to promote glycogen synthesis after exercise.
3. Role of carbohydrate in physical activity.
4. Glycogen resynthesis after exercise: effect of carbohydrate intake.
5. Muscle glycogen storage after prolonged exercise: effect of the glycemic index of carbohydrate feedings.
6. Effects of recovery beverages on glycogen restoration and endurance exercise performance.
7. Dietary protein to support anabolism with resistance exercise in young men:
8. Postexercise carbohydrate-protein supplementation improves subsequent exercise performance and intracellular signaling for protein synthesis.
9. Sugar and exercise: its importance in athletes.
10. Fructose and galactose enhance postexercise human liver glycogen synthesis.
11. Muscle glycogen synthesis before and after exercise.
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Carrier: We ship all orders via USPS using flat rate, parcel post and priority mail options. We have used other shipping services in the past and found USPS to be superior in cost, reliability and promptness.
Customer Service: At Mike's Mix we put great emphasis on customer service, so we treat you like we would want to be treated when ordering online. How is that? First, we ship your order within 24 hours of placement (except Sunday, USPS needs a day of rest). Second, we keep in communication along the way, by providing confirmation, shipping notice and tracking information. Third, even if your order gets lost, stolen, or spontaneously combusts, Mike's Mix has got your back. We will do what it takes to get you your order.