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The Weakness in CytoSport’s Muscle Milk

The bodybuilding supplement has been the target of an FDA warning letter and a class-action lawsuit.

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The Weakness in CytoSport’s Muscle Milk

“Milk – It does a body good,” but does Muscle Milk do a body good? CytoSport claims Muscle Milk will, among other things, help athletes recover and rebuild muscle.

CytoSport describes Muscle Milk as “an excellent source of protein to help fuel recovery from exercise and help build muscle.” According to the company, there are 16 grams of protein in one serving of Muscle Milk and the supplement “provides a balanced nutritional profile that includes carbohydrates, fat, and 20 vitamins and minerals.”

Here are a few things you should know if you are thinking about purchasing Muscle Milk:

  • The FDA sent CytoSport a warning letter in 2011 stating that the labels for Muscle Milk products – including Chocolate Muscle Milk Protein Nutrition Shake, Vanilla Crème Muscle Milk Light Nutritional Shake, and Chocolate Peanut Caramel Muscle Milk – violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  Among other things, the letter said that labels for Muscle Milk products featured the word “milk” when the products actually did not contain milk and instead contain milk-derived ingredients.
  • In 2013, a federal judge approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by consumers in 2011 alleging that the company deceptively advertised Muscle Milk products as “nutritional” and a “healthy source of energy.”

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