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    Got Blood Work Done: Muscle Milk Raised my Cholesterol!

    Got some blood work done last month for my annual physical. Cholesterol was 236 mg/dl. Year before it was 158 mg/dl. Begain using MM over the summer this year. I cut out the MM for the past month, using cytogainer instead. Kept everything else the same: multi, CEE, chromium, EFAs. Re-tested this week, cholesterol is 155 mg/dl.

    It was either a lab error the first time, or MM was the culprit. I was taking 2 servings per day.

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    Age: 25
    Weight: 180
    Body Fat: 9.7% by caliper (avg of 4 locations)
    No family history of hypercholesteremia

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    Muscle Milk is pretty high in sat. fat if I remember right.

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    did it give you good gains or no, what were your gains. stenght and size increases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubliminalX
    Got some blood work done last month for my annual physical. Cholesterol was 236 mg/dl. Year before it was 158 mg/dl. Begain using MM over the summer this year. I cut out the MM for the past month, using cytogainer instead. Kept everything else the same: multi, CEE, chromium, EFAs. Re-tested this week, cholesterol is 155 mg/dl.

    It was either a lab error the first time, or MM was the culprit. I was taking 2 servings per day.

    Other stats:

    Age: 25
    Weight: 180
    Body Fat: 9.7% by caliper (avg of 4 locations)
    No family history of hypercholesteremia
    This probably belongs in the general health section....

    Where both measurements done fasted? And had you eaten a larger/fatty meal the day prior to your higher test?

    Were you taking any medications or other things at the time of the higher test (even any *not prescribed* enhancement 'medication')?

    Have you since started taking anything else (fish oils) or stopped taking anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma-Leigh
    This probably belongs in the general health section....

    Where both measurements done fasted? And had you eaten a larger/fatty meal the day prior to your higher test?

    Were you taking any medications or other things at the time of the higher test (even any *not prescribed* enhancement 'medication')?

    Have you since started taking anything else (fish oils) or stopped taking anything else?
    Possible, can't remember about the last meal before fasting. Probably nothing out of the ordinary, it would have been either red meat or chicken. Both were taken after fasting 14 hrs, and triglycerides and all other numbers were the same, which serve as good controls. Only total cholesterol and LDL were up the first time, that's all.

    No other drugs.

    No other changes besides MM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEW_IN_THE_GAME
    did it give you good gains or no, what were your gains. stenght and size increases?
    Protein shakes don't give you gains. Food and workout regimen does. The shakes just fill in the gaps. IMO, the there's not much difference between high quality protein supps other than taste. Which is why I added MM to my regimen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubliminalX
    Protein shakes don't give you gains. Food and workout regimen does. The shakes just fill in the gaps. IMO, the there's not much difference between high quality protein supps other than taste. Which is why I added MM to my regimen.
    Supplements are just that - supplements. They will not do anything if your diet and training are not on track...

    (... although I am not a fan of muscle milk and am not sure I would call it a 'quality product' .... )
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    Not the first time I've seen this actually. MCTs have been shown to have the potential to raise cholesterol levels.

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    I was wondering because. i was gonna use it and add like 80 grams of carbs to each serving. to kinda make a weight gainer. but the shit is spendy. for protein anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEW_IN_THE_GAME
    I was wondering because. i was gonna use it and add like 80 grams of carbs to each serving. to kinda make a weight gainer. but the shit is spendy. for protein anyway
    If you want something similar but fairly cost effective, cytogainer is decent. It's less fat than MM, so less flavor, but the chocolate is good nonetheless. I like the Cytosport brand mainly due to taste and low sugar. Just take 1/2 serving of cytogainer, that's like 300+ cals just in water. Add some oats and it'll go up to 500 cals. But, at your weight you better be putting away a serious amount of food instead of relying on shakes!

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    well i do, i eat tons

    lots of rice, oats and whole wheat bread, along with fruits and veggies which i do not list on my diet but they are there, 5 servings fruit, and 8 servings veggie. plus 3 protein shakes a day, along with flank steak, chicken, turkey, and tune. i eat tons no need to worry there i eat bout 4500+ cals a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubliminalX
    Protein shakes don't give you gains. Food and workout regimen does. The shakes just fill in the gaps. IMO, the there's not much difference between high quality protein supps other than taste. Which is why I added MM to my regimen.
    Good point; However MM shouldnt be taken upon rising and shouldnt be used as a postworkout. I use it primarily before bedtime and I have noticed gains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEW_IN_THE_GAME
    I was wondering because. i was gonna use it and add like 80 grams of carbs to each serving. to kinda make a weight gainer. but the shit is spendy. for protein anyway
    spendy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut
    spendy?
    translation: muscle milk is expensive.
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