Beverly International UMP - Ultimate Muscle Protein Powder
Get "Anabolic Leverage".* Drink delicious, dessert-like shakes made with this super-premium protein powder.
Serious bodybuilders and other athletes refer to Beverly International's Ultimate Muscle Protein as "UMP". What makes it so different from other protein powders?
1. "ANABOLIC LEVERAGE"
UMP contains a very high content of Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) (90% by protein weight). BI's product development scientists added MPI with the intention of helping serious resistance exercising athletes promote and sustain high "anabolic leverage".* Anabolic leverage occurs when your metabolism applies "upward" pressure on the genetic and non-genetic factors that normally act to suppress muscle protein synthesis.* Muscle protein synthesis, as you know, is required to build muscle tissue. When enough leverage is generated and sustained, these factors loosen their grip, allowing protein synthesis to take off.* In turn, this promotes larger, more rapid gains in muscle mass, strength, tone and definition.* BI is not aware of any other company that manufactures a protein powder with such a high content of MPI. MPI has been referred to as the "leverage protein" for its ability to support high anabolic leverage.*
Owing to its exceptionally high content of MPI, each serving of UMP contains 80% slow-release micellar casein and 20% fast-release whey. This combination of proteins provides dual quick anabolic and extended anti-catabolic properties.*
3. "CRITICAL CLUSTER"
UMP is fortified with additional "critical cluster" amino acids, namely, glutamine, arginine and BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine) to encourage greater muscle anabolism and vasodilation, and support of growth hormone (GH) output, among other benefits.*
4. "THE ANYTIME PROTEIN"
UMP's unique protein and amino acid profile is capable of supporting your nutritional needs for muscle building or shaping at any time of day or night.* Beverly International physique athletes use it 24/7, including contest day!
5. "CLINICAL DOSE"
Clinical studies have suggested promotions in total body mass, fat-free (this includes muscle) mass, strength and myofibrillar protein when subjects consumed 20 g of protein before and again after training (i.e. 40 g total).* Importantly, these studies used protein supplement containing less MPI than UMP. UMP contains 20 g of protein per serving, 90% (18 g) of which is "high leverage" MPI. Imagine what kind gains are possible!
6. "ADDICTIVELY APPETIZING"
UMP comes in a variety of flavors carefully prepared to deliver dessert-like, "addictively-appetizing" taste. UMP can certainly cushion the disappointment experienced with every other protein powder you've tried before. Each of its flavors is prepared by a flavor chemist who painstakingly combines aromas, essential oils and essences using a process that is as much art as it is science. BI's flavor chemists just improved UMP chocolate and cookies & crème flavors. Now they taste even more decadent than ever.
7. "PERFECT CONSISTENCY"
BI's product development scientists added top quality whey protein isolate to UMP (5% by weight, depending on the flavor) in order to give customers the most desirable consistency possible during preparation.
UMP Frequently Asked Questions
1. When can I expect to see results while using UMP?
a. Weight loss, fat loss: The most important determinant of body weight and body fat mass (the total amount of fat on your body) is energy intake. Energy is generally measured in units known as calories. By enjoying a protein shake made with UMP in place of a higher calorie meal one or two times each day, it is possible to experience a reduction in body weight and/or body fat in as little as one to three days when in a caloric defecit.* b. Muscle mass, tone and strength gains: A recent scientific study by Willoughby et al. (2008) suggested that subjects consuming 20 g of protein one hour before and again one hour after resistance exercise (i.e. 40 g of protein total) experienced greater increases in fat-free (includes muscle) mass, strength and myofibrillar protein over a period of 10 weeks than did subjects consuming a carbohydrate-based placebo.* The protein powder used in this study contained only 10% MPI per unit weight of protein (i.e. 1 g MPI per 10 g protein). In contrast, each serving of UMP provides 20 grams of protein, 90% of which is MPI. Thus, it is possible to experience results that meet or exceed those reported in the Willoughby study over the same period of time when used in conjunction with a similar training program.* Note that on rest (non-exercise) days the subjects in this study consumed 40 g of protein in the morning upon awakening.
2. If I don't perform resistance exercise, can I still benefit from using UMP?
UMP is intended for use by exercising individuals, whether or not they are performing resistance exercise. Because resistance exercise is more efficient at stimulating muscle protein synthesis, you can expect greater gains in muscle mass, strength, tone and definition when using it while performing this type of exercise.* That being said, UMP can provide you with essential nutritional benefits whether or not you are performing resistance exercise or any other form of exercise. Indeed, protein is a necessary component of the diet regardless of the amount of exercise you perform.
As indicated above, UMP contains 80% slow-release micellar casein and 20% fast-release whey. Research by Biolo et al. (2008) suggests that whey protein may be particularly useful for preserving muscle mass during periods of rest, such as a layoff from training or prolonged bed rest.
3. What are the benefits of using UMP over the long-term?
UMP contains ingredients that scientific studies suggest will support and enhance*:
# Total Body Mass*
# Fat-free Mass (includes Muscle)*
# Myofibrillar Protein*
# Nitric Oxide (NO) Levels*
# Antioxidant Support*
# Mental Performance and Resistance to Stress*
# Preservation of Muscle Mass During Rest*
†To build muscle tissue your body must increase the quantity of myofibrillar protein inside your muscle cells, or fibers. This causes your muscles to increase in size and strength. Myofibrillar proteins are responsible for producing force during the process of muscle contraction. They also contribute to the size, tone, shape and definition of your muscles.
4. Is UMP safe for people with medical conditions?
UMP was tested only on healthy exercising individuals during its testing and formulation stages. Discuss UMP with your medical doctor before using if you have a medical condition or if you are currently unaware of your health status.
5. Is UMP safe if you are trying to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing?
Discuss UMP with your medical doctor before using if you are trying to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing.
6. Can UMP be used during preparation for a bodybuilding competition?
Yes. A high-protein diet may help reduce water retention.* In addition, UMP contains arginine, dietary supplementation with which has been suggested to increase nitrogen retention and reduce water retention, possibly via mechanisms involving NO and sodium balance (Beaumier et al., 1995).*
7. Can I combine UMP with other Beverly products?
Yes. The UMP formula was designed to be complementary to every other Beverly product. For instance, some consumers may want to supplement their diet with creatine or use stimulants. Because UMP is stimulant-free and creatine-free, it can be combined with Beverly products containing these ingredients.
8. I need to lose body fat. Should I avoid using UMP?
Quite the contrary, if you need to lose body fat, Beverly suggests that you consider adding UMP to your daily diet. As noted, UMP contains ingredients that encourage your body to retain less sodium, water and fat.* (Note that retention of sodium and water can make you appear fatter than you are, despite no change in body fat mass.) Also, recent studies such as those cited above suggest that the ingredients in UMP can promote increases in muscle mass and strength.* If your strength increases, you can burn more calories per unit of time spent at the gym.* And if your muscle mass increases, you will appear leaner, even if your body fat mass remains constant.*
9. Can I prepare UMP and store it in the fridge for later?
Yes. It has been estimated that UMP will retain its full potency for up to 6 hours when mixed with cold water or milk and refrigerated immediately.
Don't hesitate to put a protein shake made with UMP in the freezer overnight. The next day you can take it with you to the office, school, or wherever you like. Your shake will remain nice and cold for 3-4 hours as it unthaws.Buy protein powder in a variety of delicious flavors at Tiger Fitness!
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