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Max's Nitetime Protein Review

Posted on February 17, 2014

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Max’s Nitetime Protein claims to provide you with up to 7 hours of sustained release amino acids while you do nothing more than sleep the night away. We put it to the test:

First, what’s in it?

The ingredients that make up the bulk of this high quality protein shake are Micellar Casein, Instantised Whey Protein Concentrate and Calcium Caseinate, all well known protein sources. The naturally slow release which occurs in casein products makes it perfect for the night time hours, providing your body with protection against overnight muscle catabolism, and knocking the edge off the body’s cortisol production in the early morning. When a group of us decided to test this product out, we figured that the science was good. That was one of the reasons we tested this one.

Maxs-Nitetime-Protein.jpgFirstly, there’s a double dose of caseins in this mix. The Micellar Casein gives you sustained elevation in amino acid blood levels for up to 7 hours to maximise muscle growth. The Calcium Caseinate releases multiple bioactive peptides while you’re digesting it, enhancing and improving your anabolic response and metabolic rate.  Whey Protein Concentrate is a medium digesting protein that helps support a healthy immune system with its milk-based proteins and growth factors, and aids muscle building by increasing levels of essential amino acids. 

Max’s Nitetime Protein has utilised additional herbs  and nutrients to help you sleep and promote muscle growth, the work started by the caseins, and this is the other reason we liked the idea of it. 

Both the herbs, skullcap and chamomile, are well-known for their sedative, calming properties. There’s plenty of evidence to show that a large percentage of muscle growth takes place during REM sleep, so it’s essential to be able to get off to dreamland as soon as possible when you take to your bed. Max's Nitetime has got this covered. 

Taste and mixability

Okay, everyone loves chocolate, and that’s the flavour available for Max’s Nitetime Protein. It’s got a creamy flavour with all the right notes to make the drinking experience great. We noticed that it tasted creamier when drinking it with skimmed milk rather than water, but the calorific values increase significantly in that case, and in our opinion it tastes stronger with water. Each to his own.

Max’s Nitetime mixes well in a shaker, but does have a thicker consistency due to the slower absorbing proteins.

Overall effectiveness

A few of us agreed to test this product over a period of several weeks and because each of us are different, we all got slightly different results. How your body reacts to it, how quickly and how effectively may be entirely individual, but each of us found that there was less of a breakdown of muscle tissue overall than there had been previously, so this product definitely does what it says on the bucket. Two of us had some bloating issues as slow-absorbing proteins can sometimes have this effect if you have an digestive problems.

We also found that where sleep had been a little hit and miss, the calming properties of the herbal ingredients within protein powder appeared to be doing the trick! Nice, anabolic sleep without waking during the night. An all round goody.