Estimated reading time: 2mins
Muscle Protein Synthesis Explained
MPS is simply the process of building muscle. The latest scientific research clearly shows that to maximise MPS, we need an acute exercise stimulus (resistance training) coupled with a targeted consumption of a protein source with specific requirements.
Why should you maximise MPS? Quite simply, to get the most ‘bang’ for your training buck! Training can be hard work and time-consuming, so why wouldn’t you be seeking to get the best results in the quickest time?
Future Whey is ahead of the protein game.
Some protein requirements to benefit MPS
When selecting a protein supplement to maximise MPS, scientific research confirms the following are specific requirements:
- The protein should be in a form that can be rapidly digested
- It should contain high proportions of Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) and adequate Leucine (700–3000 mg of Leucine)
- It needs to provide at least 20g of high quality protein per serve
- It should be consumed post-exercise (immediately to 2-hours post) for the most robust increases in MPS
As always, Bulk Nutrients has a supplement which covers all these requirements and more!
Future Whey has zero carbohydrates or fats.
Future Whey to maximise MPS
To maximise MPS, Future Whey is your best bet. Not only does Future Whey meet all the key scientific requirements, it delivers these benefits in a refreshing non-milky taste that results in zero bloating or stomach discomfort.
Better still, Future Whey mixes perfectly in water, but if you really want your mind blown, try mixing your Future Whey in 400mL of sparkling water or soda water – an amazing soft drink like experience! Quite simply, Future Whey is the whey of the future!
To start maximising MPS, get your hands on some Future Whey today.
Atherton, P. and Smith, K., 2012. Muscle protein synthesis in response to nutrition and exercise. The Journal of Physiology, [online] 590(5), pp.1049-1057. Available at:Muscle protein synthesis in response to nutrition and exercise. The Journal of Physiology.
Jäger, R., Kerksick, C., Campbell, B., Cribb, P., Wells, S., Skwiat, T., Purpura, M., Ziegenfuss, T., Ferrando, A., Arent, S., Smith-Ryan, A., Stout, J., Arciero, P., Ormsbee, M., Taylor, L., Wilborn, C., Kalman, D., Kreider, R., Willoughby, D., Hoffman, J., Krzykowski, J. and Antonio, J., 2017. International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, [online] 14(1). Available at:International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: protein and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
Kerksick, C., Arent, S., Schoenfeld, B., Stout, J., Campbell, B., Wilborn, C., Taylor, L., Kalman, D., Smith-Ryan, A., Kreider, R., Willoughby, D., Arciero, P., VanDusseldorp, T., Ormsbee, M., Wildman, R., Greenwood, M., Ziegenfuss, T., Aragon, A. and Antonio, J., 2017. International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, [online] 14(1). Available at:International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.