MuscleMeds CARNIVOR: Bioengineered Beef Protein Isolate
If you read me for a while you may know that I am not a supplement kind of guy. I'm an old-school drug-free gym rat who train mostly for fun, being the best I can, and socializing. I'm also a cheap bastard always searching for the best deal possible. The only supplements I take are Omega 3 and vitamin C for my overall health, and I recently added Glucosamine/Chondroitin for my joints. And for my last "meal" at night, I try to get between 25 or 35 grams of protein in the less expensive form possible. It's either a shake of Whey protein with or without milk powder or whole eggs or liquid egg whites cooked in the microwave. The human body won't digest more than 45 grams of protein in 4 hours.
So my daily supplements intake are: one 1000 mg slow release Vitamin C; 6 x 1000 mg pills of Omega (it used to be 3 but I've doubled the dose to lubrifiate my joints); 3 pills of Glucosamine w/ Chondroitin; 25 to 35 grams of protein in shake or eggs.
My way to find the best discount ever is to calculate the price per protein gram. The best price that I had was $0.03/gr of protein, under one buck per shake. I can get that price with milk powder (which I can't drink too much since I'm intolerant to lactose), Whey protein in 2 kg, and when liquid egg whites are on discount. I've never been concerned about the "quality" of protein. As look as it is cheap and legit I will buy it.
Being the cheap miser bastard that I am proud to be! Yesterday I've searched all around the web for the cheapest supplements ever and some "cheap" desiccated liver tablets. Then I've found the next big thing, at least, my next big thing, CARNIVOR Whey Protein!!!
|All you need to know about CARNIVOR Protein. Don't forget the BCAA.|
I was searching for protein. Check
I was looking for desiccated liver tablets. Check
Some creatine monohydrate as a bonus. Fine
BCAA. Yes sir!
Glutamine. Yes sir!
Zero fat and zero cholesterol. Indeed
99% pharmaceutical grade purity. You bet
Better than steak. Hell yes! Read the chart.
In my opinion, CARNIVOR Beef Protein is the absolute best you can get!
Now let's go for the official, already excellent, sale pitch remixed ala PYGOD.
Back in the '70s, during the Pumping Iron era, when Arnold and Franco were kings. The mantra was: "I eat chicken because it's lean, but I get biggest and strongest eating red meat." Red meat was and still is the supreme choice of musclemen worldwide.
Throughout history, the ravenous appetite that "men of muscle" have for top quality beef has become as legendary as their superhuman feats. Ancient warriors, Greek Olympic athletes (Milo of Croton), strongmen like Eugen Sandow (popular circus strongman & the first ever bodybuilder) and even Roman gladiators (many were vegan) craved and consumed pounds of beef per day to build muscle to boost their combat prowess. Old-timers bodybuilders used to overindulges in eggs, whole milk, and plates of beef while staying lean and mean drug-free and naturally thanks to their high protein / low carb diet.
Now, finally it was about time that somebody wake up, in modern times this muscle building nutrition tradition carries on in the bodybuilding world with CARNIVOR!
What is a Carnivor?
Webster's dictionary defines the word 'carnivore' as 'meat eater' (Latin carne meaning 'flesh' and vorare meaning 'to devour'). A carnivore is an animal that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of vertebrate animal tissue.
Beef: The King of Proteins!
This reliance is more than just myth, instinct or personal taste; beef's dominance for muscle-building is factual. Beef is not only a potent source of high-quality protein. Beef is the king of muscle-building! For example, 4 ounces of lean roast beef yields about 22 grams of complete protein. In addition, beef contains high concentrations of creatine, which is a muscular fuel necessary for sustained contractions and growth. And when compared to chicken, beef has tremendously higher quantities of carnitine and BCAAs.
Other nutrients found in high concentrations in red meat include potassium (which is important for GH and IGF-1 production), alanine (which spares muscles from breaking down for energy during workouts), iron (critical for blood building) and zinc (necessary for protein synthesis).
And don't forget that red meat is a rich source of B-vitamins, including B-6 (a requirement for proper recovery) and B-12 (essential for production of red blood cells and to metabolize byproducts of BCAAs for additional energy). Additionally, the consumption of red meat has an impact on increasing circulating IGF-1 levels.
But Red Meat is Perfect?
Not really! Since the problem with beef, if you're consuming lots of it, is that it's expensive and can have some adverse risks on cardiovascular health. CARNIVOR is the first protein supplement that has all the anabolic effects of beef without the expensive cost and unwanted health side effects. CARNIVOR was the secret protein product that put him on the IFBB map!
Beef-Up With CARNIVOR - "The World's First Beef Protein Isolate"
As mentioned several times above, it has long been known that bodybuilders and strength athletes consume high amounts of beef to help build muscle and increase strength. The muscle building power of beef cannot be disputed. Ask most any bodybuilder and they will tell you that they make their biggest muscle gains and feel their strongest when they eat beef. Now, thanks to the development of an advanced bioengineered beef protein, MuscleMeds has formulated a highly anabolic muscle building protein. CARNIVOR is unlike any other protein supplement in existence.
The World's First All Beef Protein Isolate Is More Concentrated Than Whey
Using new advanced extraction, clarification, hydrolysis and isolation technologies, CARNIVOR's Beef Protein Isolate delivers the muscle building power of beef with greater amino acid levels than other protein sources used in supplements, including whey, soy, milk and egg. CARNIVOR Beef Protein Isolate is even 350% more concentrated in anabolic muscle building aminos than a prime sirloin steak!
Branched chain amino acids, glutamine alpha-ketoglutarate, ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate, alpha-ketoglutarate, alpha-ketoisocaproate and creatine monohydrate are part of this magical powder.
Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology (ANRT) Recycles Aminos and Minimizes Ammonia
ANRT is a major muscle building breakthrough in protein supplementation. While protein is critical for muscle growth, paradoxically, consuming more protein can sometimes actually decrease performance and muscle growth if nitrogenous waste products like ammonia are not recycled back into anabolic tissue building pathways or otherwise neutralized. ANRT is specially designed to allow the recycling of aminos back toward the muscle building pathway and prevent the build-up of debilitating toxic scavengers such as ammonia. ANRT nitrogen retention factors contained in CARNIVOR include GKG (glutamine-alpha-ketoglutarate), OKG (ornithine-alpha-ketoglutarate), AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) and KIC (alpha-ketoisocaproate).
CARNIVOR was formulated to support the recycling of aminos back into the muscle building pathways for optimal nitrogen retention and promotion of muscle growth and performance.
20 Times the Creatine Content of Steak
One of the benefits of eating beef is its naturally high creatine content. Beef is one of the best natural sources of creatine. To push the anabolic activation and cell volumizing effects of creatine even greater, each serving of CARNIVOR supplies 20 times more creatine than whole beef food sources to help saturate your muscles for explosive strength and growth.
Added BCAAs for Increased Anabolic and Anti-Catabolic Effects
To further boost the anabolic muscle building action of Carnivor, additional Branched Chain Amino Acids are added to the purified Beef Protein Isolate. The enhanced BCAA levels promote a positive nitrogen balance, increase protein synthesis, decrease catabolism, improve workout performance and reduce muscle fatigue.
MuscleMeds CARNIVOR's Bioengineered Beef Protein Isolate
Using new advanced extraction, clarification, hydrolysis and isolation technologies, CARNIVOR's Bioengineered Beef Protein Isolate delivers the muscle-building power of beef with higher amino acid levels than all other protein sources used in supplements including whey, soy, milk and egg. CARNIVOR Beef Protein Isolate is even 350 percent more concentrated in anabolic muscle-building aminos than a prime sirloin steak! And it has no fat or cholesterol!
CARNIVOR is the only protein with this technology that is capable of recycling aminos back into the anabolic muscle-building pathways for increased nitrogen retention and improved muscle growth and performance.
Who is Kai Greene?
It's still true today. You need to eat big to get big! And you can't get any bigger than Kai Greene, the 2nd place of 2013 and 2013 IFBB Mr. Olympia. The second best bodybuilder on earth is a 100% pure carnivore, a real beef and steak eater. 39 years old, weighting a shredded 256 pounds on a 5 foot 8 frame with legit 21.5 inch arms, the guy is a lean and mean bodybuilding machine!! Twelve weeks out of a contest, he can weight as much as a whopping 314 lbs. of sheer muscle mass!!! Kai Greene officially made his pro debut at age 30 in 2005 competing at the IFBB New York Pro placing 14th.
Fueled by his extremely high protein intake, his lifts are phenomenal. In the gym, no fancy useless shit for him! No cable crossovers and no "shaping" movements. This mass monster grows on oldtime compound, multi-joint, dirty heavy lifts!!!
He routinely lifts: Bench Press 495 lbs for 6 reps; Incline Press 425 lbs for 8 reps; Squat 685 lbs for 6-8 ultra-deep reps; Deadlift 585 lbs for 6-8 reps; One-arm Rows 200 lbs for reps; Bent-Over Rows 405 lbs for reps. In other words, he is as big as he is strong!
His coach Oscar Ardon stated, “Kai trains heavier and heavier all the time. The weights are his tools. While he goes very heavy, he and I really don’t care how much is actually loaded on the bar. It has to be about intensity of effort and while his mind may know, his muscles don’t know what he is lifting. Kai trains God-awful heavy, but uses instinctive intensity techniques to increase stimulation with systemic recovery.”
- He hits his chest, abs or calves on DAY 1.
- Quads on DAY 2. Kai hits legs so hard that he’s on the floor between sets. Once more, he ONLY does squats and leg presses, nothing else. Kai has the most massive legs in bodybuilding.
- On DAY 3, he does a day of just hamstrings.
- Then after legs on DAY 4, he rests (and he needs it).
- On DAY 5, Kai does shoulders also by themselves.
- He hits his back on DAY 6.
- Kai always takes a rest day after back. DAY 7. The truth is, most who train this hard, MUST get a day of rest as just going through the motions does not cut it.
- The final day (DAY 8) in Kai’s rotation is arms.
- Maybe an optional DAY 9? Sometimes he reserves one day just for traps, calves and abs together.
"We always rest after back and legs," Oscar explains. "We use so much energy and reserve that we have to rest. If Kai trains the next day he won't have energy physically or mentally. And just going through motions isn't good enough. Every training session must be good."
Big Kai starts each day with 30 minutes to an hour of cardio on an empty stomach, after taking MuscleMeds' MethylBURN fat burner. In the offseason it's done at a moderate pace more to keep his metabolism active and to increase capillary density in the muscles to allow for greater anabolic growth. Leg day is the only one where he does no cardio because he's saving up his energy to get under the bar for squats. But when the contest prep kicks in, he goes hard on the Step Mill (his favorite cardio machine) using interval training for two minutes hard followed by one minute for active recovery, and then repeating the cycles. As the contest approaches, Kai will double his cardio sessions each day from the eight week mark, for up to an hour each time.He will hit the weights in the afternoon, often after a nap and im mediately following his second daily dose of MuscleMeds' Arimatest for testosterone release (the first one comes with breakfast). This allows him full recovery from the cardio session, plus the opportunity to get in two more meals. Then it's time for the heavy iron pumping, right up to the day of the show. Kai never does "shaping" exercises or trains light. But he does allow for complete recovery.
Kai Greene's Secret To Mass Gain
Huge heavy weight training is not enough to build huge heavy muscles. You need to eat a lot of food! To be that fuckin' big and that fuckin' strong Kai Greene had to eat like a pig!
Before turning pro, Kai Greene used to eat mainly fish, chicken, and eggs before he turned pro. Kai Greene has eaten 50 egg whites per day at various times in his career, going back to his teens when he won his first competition. Training at the legendary 5th Avenue Gym in Brooklyn even way back then, Kai was never without his gym bag, which was filled with food. Back in the day, Kai would down a dozen chicken breasts on a daily basis. His protein intake could be as high as 850 grams a day. He has always been high on sweet potatoes for carbs, plus fiberous carbs to keep him feeling full when dieting. Outch! That's a lot of food!
Kai found out pretty early in his career that the only thing he's allergic to is lactose. This is why he gave up on casein supplements and was a 'real food' bodybuilder for many years. So Kai couldn't benefit from the convinience of protein shakes.
You need steak!
Despite his massive protein intake, his contest prep-coach Oscar Ardon didn't feel that he had the mass his frame could support. chicken, fish and eggs- the usual suspects in any bodybuilder's meals - just weren't anabolic enough for him. Oscar wanted Kai to become a mass monster so he started adding more steak and red meat to Kai's diet to put on more mass. Kai noticed that the more beef he ate, the bigger and stronger he became. It was this change in his diet that helped catapult Kai's career and gained him an IFBB pro card in 2004. Ever since, The Brooklyn Behemoth relied on beef to build the most muscular physique in bodybuilding.
Eating 500-800 grams of protein a day isn't easy, but he discovered that eating lots of steak was the best way to get the massive protein and creatine he needed, while avoiding milk products (many people, just like me, can digest dairy products). At one point he was eating 6 to 9 pounds of steak a day! NINE POUNDS of beef a day!!!
He made tremendous gains by eating beef, however it was difficult to digest, wreaking havoc on his stomach and leaving him feeling bloated and uncomfortable. So he was between a rock and a hard place.
He was having so much trouble digesting huge amounts of bovine protein- mainly, bloating and a concern for all the high cholesterol and saturated fats. And believe me, as a skinny dude who became a 300-pound strongman competitor, I can tell you that overeating take a toll on your health.
Plus steak is full of unhealthy fat that can make you fat. And super-lean cuts of beef are pretty expensive if you're eating several pounds a day. So you're fucked! That's the reason why many bodybuilders are more into chicken and fish than red meat for protein intake. Pounds of steak were too hard on his body and chicken wasn`t good enough for him. He had to change something...
Fortunately, Kai Greene is sponsored by the supplement company MuscleMeds. Kai Greene approached the scientists at MuscleMeds nutritional center with the idea to create a protein powder that was loaded with beef protein without the bloating, the saturated fat and the cholesterol. The best of both worlds! MuscleMeds researchers and scientists designed CARNIVOR specifically for Kai Greene, to be the world's first beef isolate protein powder. Kai Greene personally tested his new protein supplement. The results were so incredible that MuscleMeds decided to release it to the general public.
High-beef protein with 20 times the creatine of beef, 350 percent more concentrated amino acids than steak and no fat or cholesterol without the inconfort of an overloaded stomach.
Aside from huge amounts of protein, Kai says he can digest pretty much anything else. He also eats carbs and some fat for energy and protein-sparing effects, especially in the offseason. His favorite carbs include oatmeal and raisins in morning, plus rice with his steak mid-morning. After training, he'll use a carb drink with another meal. Baked potatoes or sweet potatoes are included in almost every meal. If he feels sluggish or bloated, he'll cut back on the carbs. He can go higher or lower, but his protein level stays pretty consistent. But come contest preseason, he will eliminate the starchy carbs in the last eight weeks, while dropping his protein intake a little so he can lower his total calorie intake.
Ten weeks out from the Olympia he was eating 500-600 grams of carbs and 500-700 grams of protein daily. He'd start with egg whites and meat with carbs in the morning, followed by his first CARNIVOR shake two hours later.
"I love CARNIVOR instead of having to eat so much meat because it's much easier to digest," Kai adds. He typically drinks 3 to 5 Carnivor shakes a day along with his meals to help digest and assimilate the protein better. After training, he downs his second Carnivor drink with rice and chicken breast or eggs. Then he'll have another shake at night with oatmeal before going to sleep at about midnight. He may add in another Carnivor shake mid-afternoon, or double the powder in one of his shakes for extra protein. The last supplement he takes before retiring is Hexaghen in order to help him release GH and IGF-1 throughout the night for continued anabolic growth. At 8 a.m. the next morning he's back up to start it all over again.
"Kai does bodybuilding to the ultimate degree," says Oscar. "It's kind of like making a custom made suit - it works only for you. You must listen to your body and constantly adjust your system. Still, this is not an excuse for slacking off or not giving it your all. Kai is very strong mentally and instinctively understands when he requires rest or a change. Laziness is not a part of his personality. He does not use anything as an excuse not to work hard."
"I love bodybuilding and this is what I've wanted to do my entire life!" exclaims Kai. "Just standing on that stage holding that Sandow statue in my hands after winning the Olympia is what I'm living every day for!"
Kai Greene came second at the 2012-2013 Mr. Olympia contests, the most prestigious bodybuilding contest of the entire world.
Beef Protein Isolate is More Concentrated Than Steak or Whey Isolate!
Using extraction, clarification, hydrolysis and isolation technologies CARNIVOR's Bioengineered Beef Protein Isolate delivers the muscle building power of beef with higher amino acid levels than many other protein sources used in supplements including: whey, soy, milk and egg. CARNIVOR Beef Protein Isolate is even 350% more concentrated in anabolic muscle building aminos than a prime sirloin steak! And it has no fat or cholesterol!
BEEF-UP with CARNIVOR!
Directions: For a delicious shake, mix 1-2 scoops (yielding 23-46g of protein) with 6-12oz of cold water. Drink 1-3 times daily or as needed to satisfy your protein requirements. Protein may foam after mixing. The Predator himself, Kai Greene, typically drinks 3 to 5 Carnivor (most likely double scoops) shakes a day.
Since there you needs 4 ounces of lean roast beef to get 22 grams of protein. Knowing that there are 16 ounces in 1 pounds. You only need 2 double-scoop Carnivor shakes to get the equivalent of ONE POUND OF MEAT without any fat, cholesterol, and stomach bloating.
So if you take 5 double-scoop Carnivor shakes a day just like Kai Greene. You will get the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of meat which mean 230 gram of PROTEIN and 25 grams of CREATINE. More than enough to fill your daily protein intake and to be loaded with creatine!!!
You could never get that amount of creatine just by eating meat.
Available in the following flavours: Blue Raspberry, Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate, Fruit Punch, and Vanilla Caramel†. Nutritional information and ingredients may vary from flavour to flavour.
- Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology
- 350% More Concentrated Than Steak and More Concentrated Than Whey Isolate
- ANRT Recycles Aminos and Minimizes Ammonia
- Packed With Anabolic Muscle Building Aminos From Pure Beef
- Loaded With Creatine and BCAAs
- Advanced Flavor Technology
- 0 Fat, Cholesterol, Sugar
- Dietary Supplement
- Naturally and Artificially Flavored
|Muscle Building Facts|
Per Serving (37 g)
|Carnivor Delivers More Muscles Building Nutrient Power Than Steak!|
350% More Protein!
20 Times More Creatine!
Fat Free & Cholesterol Free!
|Key Nutrient Content Features||Carnivor||Steak|
|Protein||23 g||6 g|
|Creatine||2.5 g||0.12 g|
|Fat||0 g||7 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||23 mg|
Comparison based on 37 grams of Carnivor powder vs. 37 grams of steak.
Carnivor-BPI [hydrolyzed beef protein isolate, creatine monohydrate, BCAAs (L-leucine, L-valine, L-isoleucine), Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology Intermediates: GKG (glutamine-alpha-ketoglutarate), OKG (ornithine-alpha-ketoglutarate), AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) and KIC (alpha-ketoisocaproate)], maltodextrin, hydrolyzed gelatin, cocoa, natural flavor and artificial flavor, salt, silica, acesulfame potassium and sucralose.
Cholesterol free, fat free, sugar free, lactose free.
Cholesterol free, fat free, sugar free, lactose free.
|Serving Size: 1 Scoop (37 g)|
|Servings Per Container: Approximately 56|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g||‡|
|Total Carbohydrate||8 g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g||0%|
|† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. |
‡ Daily Value not established.
|Typical Vitamin and Mineral Profile Per Serving|
|Vitamin A||80 IU||2%|
|Vitamin C||25 mg||41%|
|Vitamin B6||6.5 mg||325%|
|Vitamin B12||100 mcg||1666%|