What You Should Know
CytoSports is the manufacturer for the Muscle Milk Light line. Like the sister line, Muscle Milk, Muscle Milk Light is a protein based drink that is typically taken before a workout. Regular Muscle Milk has 240 calories per serving, but Muscle Milk light slims that down tremendously while maintaining 20 grams of protein per serving.
List of Ingredients
Water, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Cocoa Powder, Digestive Resistant Maltodextrin (Soluble Dietary Fiber), Blend of Vegetable Oils (Sunflower and Canola), Maltodextrin, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Whey, Vitamin Mineral Blend, Cellulose Gum, Soy Lecithin, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Acesulfame Potassium, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Salt, Carrageenan, Sucralose. Vitamin Mineral Blend: Vitamin A Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Vitamin E Acetate, Biotin, Niacinimide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Monohydrate, Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate, Chromium Chloride, Copper Gluconate, Potassium Iodide, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Zinc Oxide.
Muscle Milk Light is formulated to work during a workout in much the same manner as Muscle Milk without the added calories. Total calories for Muscle Milk Light is 170 compared to 240 for Muscle Milk. The difference in calories is 70 with about 40 of those calories coming from a reduction in fat. Muscle Milk has 9 grams of fat and Muscle Milk Light has only 4.5 grams of fat. Aside from that small change, Muscle Milk also includes a source of soluble digestive fiber unlike traditional Muscle Milk. There are 5 grams of fiber per 14-ounce serving of Muscle Milk Light.
Protein is the most important element of Muscle Milk Light. Despite the lighter version, there are still 20 grams of protein. This is where the remaining calories have been shaved off the total. Muscle Milk Light has 5 fewer protein grams than Muscle Milk. This is about 20 calories worth of protein. The light version may have less protein, but that could make the shake better for dieters.
Dieters need to watch calorie intake to lose weight. Researchers have noted carbohydrate rich diets tend to cause a spike and fall in blood glucose so healthy diets tend to be more focused on controlling carbohydrates as well as calories. If a dieter eats or drinks more protein than the body needs, it will be converted to carbohydrates by the body. Muscle Milk Light offers 20 grams which is perfect for someone working out regularly but not on a competitive level.
- Healthy source of protein.
- Fewer calories than traditional Muscle Milk.
- Less fat than traditional Muscle Milk.
- Can be used easily as a meal replacement shake.
- Muscle Milk Light is marketed as a pre-workout shake – not as a diet shake.
If Muscle Milk Light is taken in conjunction with exercise and a healthy weight loss supplement, it could help a dieter lose more weight. The shake is packed with vitamins, healthy fats and proteins, all the body needs to lose weight.