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For an Active Lifestyle

Whether you’re a workout warrior looking to optimize your results or an exercise novice just trying to fit a little more fitness into your week (or month), complete proteins from milk can maximize the effects of your workout like no other protein.

Nothing Helps You Recover Like Proteins From Milk

Whether you just finished playing basketball, jogging, lifting weights or even just going for a walk, whey and other proteins from milk are the perfect workout partner. The nutrients found in proteins from milk may help repair and rebuild muscles, maximizing the benefits of exercise. And supplementing with whey protein during endurance sports reduces fatigue and muscle soreness.3

• Proteins from milk support an active lifestyle for all individuals, and help recovery after exercise.4

• Proteins from milk support workout recovery, and both recreational exercisers and athletes can benefit from supplementation.5

So, as you reach out for that protein bar or drink, read the label to make sure it contains high-quality proteins from milk. Not all proteins are created equal or proven to support an active lifestyle!6

Resistance Exercise: Stronger Results

Resistance training involves any exercise where muscles contract against an external resistance to improve muscle strength and increase muscle mass. Resistance training is common among athletes and bodybuilders, of course, but it is also incredibly helpful for rehabilitation, recovery from injury, preventing decline in muscle mass and function for healthy aging, and for weight management.

Many studies show positive effects of complete proteins from milk, especially whey proteins, on strength performance, muscle mass and other metabolic changes in both regular gym goers and novices alike. In fact, consuming whey proteins relative to other proteins leads to superior gains in muscle mass.1

Whey proteins are considered “fast proteins” for how quickly they’re absorbed into the body. Casein is considered a “slow” protein because it takes the body longer to digest. Consuming a blend of whey and casein (or protein from milk concentrate) can yield optimal results in muscle-mass gain, because your muscles will receive an amino acid delivery that starts working right away and continues over an extended period of time.

Aerobic Exercise: Stronger Recovery and Performance

Aerobic exercise involves any exercise where the body creates energy by combusting carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats in the presence of oxygen. Just like a flame needs oxygen to burn, your body needs oxygen to turn the food you eat into energy you can use. Similarly to resistance training, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to benefit from aerobic exercise. Incorporating some aerobic exercise in your workout routine can help with blood pressure, weight management, healthy aging and increased longevity.

Proteins from milk, notably whey proteins, are useful for aerobic exercise because your body can use them to fuel your workout fire for better performance, in addition to helping your body recover from aerobic exercise.2

1 Schweitzer, C and Lagrange, V. 2019. ADPI webinar, 2019.

2Ali, A, et al. 2018. Sports and exercise supplements. Pp.579-635. Chapter in Whey Proteins, from Milk to Medicine. Elsevier.

3 Davies, RW, et al. 2018. The Effect of Whey Protein Supplementation on the Temporal Recovery of Muscle Function Following Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. Feb 16;10(2); Saunders, MJ, et al. 2018. Protein Supplementation During or Following a Marathon Run Influences Post-Exercise Recovery. Nutrients. Mar; 10(3): 333.

4 Dairy Foods Webinar, May 2018. ADPI.

5 Morton, RW, et al. 2018. A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength in healthy adults. Br J Sports Med. Mar;52(6):376-384.

6 Davies, 2018; Saunders, 2018; Robinson, SM, et al. 2017. Does nutrition play a role in the prevention and management of sarcopenia? Clin Nutr. Aug;37(4):1121-1132.

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