Quick protein is of utmost importance during a strenuous workout. You need something that is digested quickly, but you need a product that doesn’t interfere with your insulin levels. Meet Muscle Pharm’s Muscle Gel Shots. We picked up a box of these shots and tried out their 3 flavors- Lime, Mango and Banana. You can pick up a 12 pack of these Muscle Gel Shots for about $25.
If you have any experience with these quick protein sources, you are familiar with their awful taste but know the benefits of having a protein source during your workout. Surprisingly, these shots weren’t all that bad considering each pack contains 20 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar.
Now for the flavor breakdown. You always want to stick with a citric flavor if you are new to these types of products. BPR found that the top flavor is lime followed by banana and then mango. However, you can’t go wrong with any of them. The shots taste better than energy gels that are packed with carbohydrates and sweeteners.
So, you want to know when to take these? Take it halfway through a hard workout to keep a steady stream of protein. You will notice your body has a lot more of natural energy if you add extra protein during the workout. Don’t add sugary drinks during the workout. That will only diminish its value, increase your insulin and limit your natural production and utilization of growth hormone. Remember, these protein gels are not to replace natural sources of protein. But for a long workout, Muscle Gel Shots are perfect.