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Beverly International UMP Ultimate Muscle Protein Strawberry -- 32.8 oz


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Beverly International UMP Ultimate Muscle Protein Strawberry -- 32.8 oz

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Beverly International UMP Ultimate Muscle Protein Strawberry Description

  • Sustained-Release Ultra-Premium MPI Blend
  • With Natural 80:20 Casein: Whey Ratio
  • Protein Shake Mix

UMP is considered a "must have" by natural physique athletes and other Beverly clients. They rely on its naturally balanced blend of high-quality proteins to help them recover from workouts, build and preserve lean muscle, and support healthy body weight.

 

Why people like it:

  • Hours of muscle-building support: 90% of the protein in UMP is supplied by Milk Protein Isolate (MPI), Obtained from fresh skim milk, MPI contains a natural 80:20 blend of casein and whey protein that supports your muscles for hours at a time.
  • The lasting effects of UMP make it great for use at breakfast time, post-workout, before bed, etc.
  • Rich, satisfying flavors and creamy mouthfeel make it a treat to eat.
  • Stomach-friendly: Easy to digest. No gas or bloating.
  • Can be added to shakes, smoothies, brownies, puddings, cookies, and more.


Directions

To make a delicious shake:

  • Pour 8 oz of cold water into a blender or the container of your choice.
  • Add 1 scoop of UMP and blend or mix until the texture is smooth or as you desire it.
  • Drink and enjoy!
  • For a thicker, sweeter shake, reduce the amount of water slightly. Adding 3-4 small ice cubes when blending will also increase thickness.
  • For a thinner shake, add more water.

The best times to use UMP area:

  • within 1 hour before and/or after lifting weights (resistance exercise)
  • first think in the morning
  • before bed
  • any other time of day to increase your daily protein intake

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (32 g)
Servings per Container: About 29
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories130
Total Fat3.5 g4%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
Cholesterol15 mg5%
Total Carbohydrate4 g1%
   Dietary Fiber1 g4%
   Sugars2 g*
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein20 g40%
Calcium390 mg30%
Magnesium (as citrate)120 mg29%
Sodium (as chloride)230 mg10%
Potassium (as citrate)290 mg6%
Ultimate Protein System™
(Milk Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Egg White, MIcellar casein, Whey protein isolate, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine, L-Valine)
21 g*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Sunflower oil powder [high oleic sunflower oil, sodium caseinate, mono and diglycerides, potassium phosphate], natural and artificial flavors, inulin, gum arabic, citric acid, strawberry flakes, red beet (for color), medium chain triglycerides, modified food starch, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, soy lecithin, borage oil.

Contains: Milk, Soy (lecithin), and Egg.

Processed in a facility that also processes milk, soy, egg, wheat, tree nuts.

Warnings

Use this product as a dietary supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction or as your only source of calories.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Upper body exercises at home

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Plank Arm Taps

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Diamond Push-Ups

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Bodyweight Tricep Dips

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Side Rotation Planks

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Developing upper body strength

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