What it is: Myoplex Original is a high-performance meal replacement designed to deliver the highest quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. 42 grams protein complex to support lean mass Good source of 28 vitamins and minerals Convenient, great-tasting performance nutrition Excellent taste Precise nutrients Easy-to-mix formula Serving Size: 1 packet How to use it: For a rich, creamy shake, combine contents of each packet with 15 ounces of cold water or skim milk and thoroughly mix in a blender or shaker for 45 seconds. Perfect for adding or replacing two to three meals a day. How to use it: For a rich, creamy shake, combine contents of each packet with 15 ounces of cold water or skim milk and thoroughly mix in a blender or shaker for 45 seconds. Perfect for adding or replacing two to three meals a day. How to use it: For a rich, creamy shake, combine contents of each packet with 15 ounces of cold water or skim milk and thoroughly mix in a blender or shaker for 45 seconds. Perfect for adding or replacing two to three meals a day. Supplement Facts Serving size 1 packet Amount Per Serving General Nutrition Calories 270 Total Fat 3 g Sugars 3 g Saturated Fat 1 g Cholesterol 50 mg Total Carbohydrates 23 g Sodium 330 mg Potassium 550 mg Dietary Fiber 3 g Protein 42 g Vitamins/Minerals Vitamin A 40% Biotin 50% Selenium 35% Vitamin D 50% Thiamin 50% Niacin 50% Phosphorus 50% Molybdenum 70% Pantothenic Acid 50% Chromium 80% Riboflavin 50% Vitamin B12 50% Vitamin E 100% Iodine 50% Copper 50% Magnesium 50% Vitamin B6 50% Vitamin C 50% Calcium 55% Zinc 50% Manganese 100% Iron 50% Ingredients Myoplex Vanilla Cream Ingredients: MyoProï¿½Â® (unique blend of whey-protein concentrate from specially filtered and ion-exchanged whey protein, calcium caseinate, milk-protein isolate, taurine, glutamine, sodium caseinate, egg albumin, and calcium alpha-ketoglutarate [AKG]), maltodextrin, corn syrup solids, vitamin and mineral blend (potassium chloride, disodium phosphate, calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, potassium citrate, potassium phosphate, choline bitartrate, beta-carotene, ascorbic acid, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, ferrous fumarate, molybdenum amino acid chelate, boron proteinate, manganese gluconate, selenium amino acid chelate, niacinamide, zinc oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, chromium citrate, copper sulfate, Vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, Vitamin D3, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, and cyanocobalamin), natural and artificial flavors, cellulose gum, salt, sunflower oil, salt, mono and diglycerides, sucralose, medium chain triglycerides and soy lecithin. Q&A Q: Could I get the same key nutrients in Myoplex from regular food? A: Yes, it's possible, but would you? Myoplex is in a category of products called nutrition shakes. It's meant to be a replacement for a meal. Most of us today are so busy that we don't have time to plan, shop for, and prepare the nutritious meals we should in order to get the most out of our training. That's where the convenience of a nutrition shake is so helpful. Q: I'm interested in trying a nutrition shake like Myoplex, but I'm lactose intolerant. Are there any products that would work for someone with my condition? A: There are negligible amounts of lactose in Myoplexï¿½â‚¬â€it's 99% lactose free. We don't know why, but lactose intolerance affects about 75% of the world population but only about 20-25% of people in the U.S. Since people with this problem lack the enzymes necessary to digest milk and milk byproducts, all the lactose hangs around the colon until mercenary bacteria find it and start to break it down. The resulting fermentation and byproducts cause flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Researchers in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that lactose-intolerant individuals could easily tolerate small doses of lactose, i.e., around two grams. It seems that these small servings of dairy products such as hard cheese or regular milk resulted in no symptoms of intolerance. If their findings hold up in future research, a serving of Myoplex, with a lactose content of less than one gram per serving, should not pose problems to individuals who are normally lactose intolerant. Q: May I supplement with a Myoplex nutrition shake as my last meal, right before I go to bed? A: Myoplex is not the best choice prior to going to going to bed. As it has a mid-range Glycemic index rating, it will provoke more of an insulin response than you are looking for right before going to sleep. One of the best meals you can consume just prior to going to sleep is cottage cheese and an apple. Q: How many servings of Myoplex should I take on training and non-training days? A: Well, it sort of depends on how much time you have to devote to meal planning and preparation. Regular exercisers should take in six small meals a day and most people don't have time to prepare an actual meal six times every day. The recommendation is to eat at least three regular-food meals and ingest two to three servings of Myoplex daily, taking one after a workout and using the other servings in place of a meal.