Best Time To Have Whey Protein For Max Muscle & Fat Loss

Protein powders are helpful in building muscle. Knowing which formulation to take is confusing. Knowing WHEN to take it adds to the confusion! Whey protein digests quickly and increases blood sugar levels. This means you want it to feed the muscles...

I did an article a little while back titled, “Everything You Want & Need To Know About Protein Powders”. I’ll give you the direct link to that article in a minute.

However, someone asked, “what’s the best time to take my whey protein?

The answer to this is simple: take it during and/or after your workout.

Whey-Protein

This is because whey protein digests quickly and also increases blood sugar levels. It’s also very high in the “anabolic” branch chain amino acids.

You want it to feed the muscle during and after your workout.

What Should I Put In My Shake?

So what I do is I make a shake consisting of:

  • 50 grams of whey protein isolate (2 scoops = 200 calories)
  • 25 grams of highly branched Cyclic Dextrin (1 scoop = 100 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon of L-glutamine
  • 1 teaspoon of MCT oil (C8, Caprylic Acid only = 50 calories)

I then drink maybe ¼ of it 30 minutes before my workout. I’ll drink another ¼ of it halfway through my workout. Immediately after my workout, I drink the remaining ½ bottle.

About an hour later, I’ll have a solid meal. This would usually be white rice and some wild-caught salmon.

Salmon

The reason I don’t drink the shake all at once is that I want it to slowly just feed my muscle, without a huge spike in blood sugar. It’ll keep me “anabolic” and more importantly, anti-catabolic during my workout and post-workout.

Thus, helping to lower my cortisol levels and keeping my testosterone elevated.

What Should I Take with My Shake?

Earlier in the day, before breakfast usually, I’ll have 2-4 pills of AlphaViril to increase my testosterone and improve blood flow. Post-workout, I take my cortisol-minimizing supplements.

Of course, I take a lot more supplements during the day – but, as far as the workout related, muscle-building and fat-burning formula – these are the must-take supplements I take year-round.

And, that’s it.

Here’s the direct link to the original protein article on how to create your own, customized protein powder at a fraction of the price.

And also, my favorite, 20+ year proven, testosterone boosting supplement I’ve been taking for 2 decades.