- 07-18-2009, 11:56 PM
- 07-20-2009, 04:05 AM
- 12-03-2009, 12:42 PM
hey true, i'm lactose intolerant and i usually only take whey isolate protein to avoid the lactose. I've used muscle milk and other products that have protein blends and say "low" lactose successfully, so is Combat just as low as those products?
01-03-2010, 03:40 PM
01-03-2010, 07:37 PM
01-04-2010, 11:59 AM
05-15-2010, 12:52 AM
I agree it is good before and after sleep. But a 100% whey product would be far more suitable pre and post workout.
Why despite the added AA's is the protein content so low?
Please post the Amino Acid profile for this product. I can not find it on your site.
I would be interested to see the scientific papers to back up your claims for this product. Has it been tested?
05-15-2010, 10:07 AM
05-15-2010, 11:44 AM
Here is our 6 Stage Testing Protocol that is used for every product we bring to market.
Scientifically Advanced 6-Stage Research and Testing Protocol
Each and every product sold by MusclePharm® is the end result of a long development process involving the expertise of three of the most eminent nutrition scientists, and top professional athletes in the country.
Step 1: The Vision
CEO Brad Pyatt, President and fitness icon Cory Gregory and top sports nutritionist Eric Serrano, MD take the first step by envisioning a new nutritional supplement with a specific set of performance properties.
Step 2: The Formulation Process
Dr. Eric Serrano, the leading sports nutrition doctor in the US, who is the company's medical director and formulator, begins putting together several advanced, oftentimes scientific breakthrough combinations and ratios of ingredients resulting in superior formulation.
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After a preliminary formulation of the new product has been created, samples are administered to a cohort of professional athletes in the NFL, MMA, MLB, and elsewhere. These athletes provide feedback to MusclePharm® based on their experiences with the supplement. We have several top expert fitness and strength coaches who help with feedback and testing of our Omega Wave Technology Machine that is administered to a baseline of top professional athletes, giving us real-world feedback and a practical read on the effectiveness of the products:
Step 4: Research and Product Testing
Following this stage, the formulation is forwarded to Dr. Jeffrey Stout, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma, who performs follow-up testing to ensure its soundness from a nutritional and health standpoint. This includes clinical trials and studies, omega wave testing and several in-depth research analyses on ingredient ratios and combination's.
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05-15-2010, 11:51 AM
FYI: For label accuracy Amino Acids are not reflected in the protein amount shown on the Nutrition Fact Panel. Although some companies will show Amino Acid's as extra protein on the Nutrition Fact Panel, it is not accurate and very misleading to the customer.
05-15-2010, 04:41 PM
As there is such a large amount of AA's added to the protein (in my experience a suspicious process to mask a low quality protein base) I am sure you can post how many ADDED AA's in grams are in this product.
Set me on fire, or take this as an opportunity to PROVE the quality of your product.
Tons of online research just doesn't cut it with me. There is very little factual information on your website, it is all marketing. Some of it confusing.
05-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Combat Powder Amino Acid Profile:
L-Glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine; Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Tyrosine, Cystine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Tryptophan
05-17-2010, 11:55 AM
05-17-2010, 12:10 PM
I picked up some Chocolate PB to try. Looks solid, guys!
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
05-22-2010, 10:52 AM
Any product worth the packaging it is in will have a gram for gram break down of the amino acid profile of a typical sample. Any bodybuilder who knows his stuff will look for the AA profile.
Reasons why you wouldn't disclose the Amino Acid profile would include...
A unreliable and cheap (Chinese) whey source.
An unusually low amino acid profile in useful AA's
A denatured and useless for bodybuilding AA profile.
Have you got an independent nutritional test you can post?
03-14-2012, 03:53 PM
If you haven't tried the Cookies N Cream yet you are seriously missing out.
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12-19-2012, 02:49 AM
why did the price of combat go up at the vitamin shoppe ? but priced still remains the same on the MP website and other online retailers ?
02-05-2013, 11:30 PM
02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
Anyone tried the s'mores flavour? Any ideas what the taste resembles?
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05-01-2013, 04:33 PM
its funny how all the MP reps avoid the specific question of amino acid profile...any company that does not show it always has something to hide..especially now with all these protein blends with added glycine and taurine..
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