FAQ Recovery Drink

Is there MSG in Mike’s Mix Whey Protein?

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What is MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)? MSG is a flavor enhancer commonly added to canned foods, Chinese food, and other processed food products. It is the salt form of the amino acid glutamic acid. Glutamic acid (and not MSG) is found naturally in our bodies and in dietary protein sources (i.e. eggs, beef, beans, etc). Does […]

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Adding Protein to your Post-Workout Recovery Drink

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Want more Protein after your workout? Mike’s Mix’s recovery drinks provide 12 grams of protein per two scoop serving and the ratio of carbohydrate to protein is 4:1.  Research has demonstrated that this ratio increases the rate of glycogen formation compared to carbohydrate alone, but as to date, there have been no studies comparing greater […]

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Mike’s Mix Samples

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  Individual serving packets available: Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink-Original  Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink-Chocolate Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink-Tangerine Cream Melissa’s Mix-Chocolate Brownie Melissa’s Mix-Tangerine Cream Mike’s Mix Sports Drink-Lemon-aid Mike’s Mix All-Natural, Unflavored Whey Protein Mike’s Mix Protein First-Chocolate You can try any of our products for free (we do ask that you pay shipping costs). […]

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Is 2 or 3 scoops the recommended serving size?

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Question:   On your website the suggested serving size for your recovery drink is 2 scoops but on the product label under the directions it says three overflowing scoops… so which is the recommended serving size? Answer: I can understand your confusion.  When I launched Mike’s Mix I assumed a customer base of mostly endurance […]

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Does a Recovery Drink Help Prevent Muscle Cramping?

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Question: I’ve been cramping a lot recently during exercise and would like to know if Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink would help prevent muscle cramps? Does stretching before a workout prevent this cramping or hasten recovery after cramping? Answer: I wish I could sell you a product that would remedy your muscle cramps, but alas I’m […]

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What does the Original Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink Flavor Taste like?

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The Original Mike’s Mix has no flavoring added. It is a testimony to the quality of the functional ingredients that they inherently taste good. A sweet cream is probably the best description of the subtle flavor, which is pleasant but not overpowering. The less water you mix with the original Mike’s Mix, the richer the […]

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Why choose Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink?

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How does your product compare to P90X recovery drink, Muscle Milk and Endurox R4?  I have read the stuff on your website but what are your thoughts?  Why is yours better? I began making Mike’s Mix with many of the other mentioned products already on the market.  As a coach and trainer I have always had an interest […]

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A good meal replacement shake?

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Question: (from Doug a Mike’s Mix customer) I have been using your product for about a year now and I don’t look anywhere else for a recovery drink. As of late, I have taken a more serious approach to my daily nutrition. My hardest part of the day to plan is lunch. I just don’t […]

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Is Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink Gluten Free?

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Yes, Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink is Gluten Free.  Gluten is a protein composite present in grass-like grains, most notably wheat http://gluten-intolerance-symptoms.com/. Many people are finding they are intolerant of gluten or allergic to it and are trying to eliminate it from their diets.  This is quite an undertaking because gluten is ubiquitous in the American diet.  Mike’s […]

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Can Lactose Intolerant Individuals use Mike’s Mix Recovey Drink?

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Question and Answer: Q: I am lactose intolerant. Should I avoid Mike’s Mix, which contains whey protein concentrate? How much lactose is in your product? Should I be looking for a pure whey protein isolate instead? A: There is no such thing as “pure” whey protein. Whey protein is offered in a concentrated form where […]

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Where is my scoop?

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We include a scoop in all of our recovery drinks. If you are having trouble locating your scoop there is a good chance that it shifted deeper into your container/bag during the shipping process. Simply take a butter knife and carefully stir the contents to locate the missing scoop. In a few rare instances the […]

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What is the shelf life of Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink?

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Although our recovery drinks do not contain preservatives they will store very well in a cool dry place. If stored correctly the product will keep minimally for one year after purchase.

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Why is there so much sugar in the recovery drink?

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Although it is good practice to avoid sugar in the general diet, these high-glycemic carbohydrates provide the optimal substrate in a post-workout meal to restore glycogen (lost energy reserves) and maximize insulin response. In fact, if a recovery drink is not predominantly composed of quickly digesting carbohydrate, it is a gimmick. For a much more […]

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Creatine in a Recovery Drink

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by Michael Lohre MS, HFI I have had several inquires from potential customers asking why Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink does not contain creatine.  Currently, creatine is all the rage within the sports supplements market and many competing recovery drinks, including the popular P90X, incorporate it into their formulas.  Although I believe that supplemental creatine can […]

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