RTD (Ready to Drink) Formulas
Who wouldn't choose convenience when given the option, especially on those days where every minute counts? That's why manufacturers have worked so hard to combine the right balance of protein, fat, carbs and taste found in ready-to-drink products. RTDs represent the ultimate in convenience for those seeking a quick boost of protein and other valuable nutrients. Just grab one from your office drawer, gym bag or car, open it and drink?no mixing required.
Providing supplemental support for muscle-building diets, RTDs can be used pre-workout, post-workout or, depending on their formula, as a meal replacement. Most RTDs, such as CytoSport's Muscle Milk, Labrada's Lean Body and ISS Research's Oh Yeah!, contain proteins (in the form of milk protein isolate, whey protein concentrates and calcium caseinate), carbs (in ranges as low as 7 grams, for low-carb diets) and fats (usually from healthy choices, such as sunflower oil, medium-chain triglyceride oil or flax oil). Of course, a few specialty ingredients are found throughout the category, including amino acid blends, phyto-nutrients, vitamin and mineral blends and fiber. And in flavors that will make you think you're drinking a forbidden milkshake, you're bound to look forward to RTD time each day!