UMP is a protein powder supplement made by Beverly International.
It’s a casein and whey mix, designed to improve muscle growth and recovery.
Beverly International was founded in 1967, in the United States.
Milk Protein Isolate
Milk protein isolate is a refined form of milk proteins, in their natural ratios.
This supplies both casein and whey protein, which are described in more detail below.
Casein is a very slow-digesting protein found in cow’s milk.
It’s been shown in studies to significantly stimulate muscle growth by supplying the body with the appropriate amino acids (1).
Also found in cow’s milk is whey protein.
This is a much faster-absorbing protein than casein, which also has been shown to have positive effects of rates of muscular growth and repair (2).
Also included in this formula is egg white protein.
It’s faster-absorbing than casein, but slower than whey.
As with the other two, egg protein is also well recognised for its benefits for muscle development.
Glutamine is an amino acid which has been shown to improve muscle growth and repair on its own.
BCAA stands for branched chain amino acid.
These amino acids are the building blocks in protein which are most relevant to muscle development.
Research shows that they can prevent muscle breakdown during intense exercise, as well as improve recovery time (6).
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a lean protein powder for muscle growth and recovery may enjoy using UMP.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (32g) with 250mL water, and consume post-workout or as desired.
Excess protein consumption may worsen an existing kidney or liver condition.
- Uses a naturally-balanced mixture of casein and whey protein
- Slow-releasing formula can be used effectively at any time of the day
- Huge range of popular flavours
- Added glutamine, arginine, and BCAAs.
- Not as fast-absorbing as whey for post-workout consumption
- Only comes in rather small 907g tubs.
UMP is an all-purpose protein powder, which can be used at any time of the day.
The mix of fast and slow-absorbing proteins makes it very versatile, making it appropriate for use after workouts, or throughout the day to help meet your protein requirements.
The added BCAAs, glutamine, and arginine are a nice bonus, however it’s unclear how much of these are included in each serving.
It’s available in a huge bunch of flavours, but only in a 907g tub. This allows for only 30 servings per tub, which will disappear very quickly if you use more than a scoop per day!