Protein, Pre Workout, Post Workout




People who train hard demand a superior and more effective protein. To maximize lean muscle growth and recovery ensuring proper protein utilization, MusclePharm scientists fortifi­ed Combat Protein Powder with a variety of protein blends that digest at varying rates, for up to 8 hours.

  • 25 grams of high quality protein
  • Fast, medium, and slow-releasing proteins
  • Added digestive blend for ease of absorption
  • 5 powerful proteins plus added BCAA’s
  • Helps build lean muscle mass
  • Gluten free

Individual or athletes who want a high quality multiple protein source that “feeds” muscles over a longer period of time (compared to traditional protein powders) and that can contribute to muscle repair and growth.  Those with higher protein requirements (i.e. body builders) who cannot consume enough protein from their regular diet may also benefit from taking combat.


Whey protein hydrolysate:

Whey protein hydrolysates are pre-digested proteins (broken down into amino acids).  This breakdown leads to faster absorption by the body thus rapidly rebuilding and repairing muscles after a workout.[1]

Whey protein isolate:

Whey protein isolates digest and absorb rapidly and are, gram for gram, the purest form of protein (90-98% pure protein).[2,3]

Whey protein concentrate:

Whey protein concentrate is the most common form of whey protein, a byproduct of cheese production.  Whey protein concentrate is the closest to whole food compared to other forms of protein and is 75-85% pure.[4]

Egg albumin protein:

Egg albumin protein is easily digested, absorbed, and tolerated by most individuals.  Egg albumin is high in BCAAs and arginine, contributing to hormone production and muscle building.[5]

Micellar casein protein:

Casein protein digests slowly and releases valuable proteins (amino acids) over several hours. This slow release of proteins may protect muscle tissue.[6]

BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine) and Glutamine:

The BCAAs l-leucine, l-isoleucine, and l-valine maintain, repair and build muscle tissue. L-leucine has been suggested to support muscle repair and growth. L-Glutamine has been found to support a healthy immune systems. Some suggest L-Glutamine helps with recovery.[7,8]

Protease, lactase:

Protease and lactase help aid in protein digestion and absorption.  These ingredients (enzymes) may help those individuals who experience nausea, cramping, or bloating when consuming whey proteins.[9]


L-Arginine supports blood flow to and from muscles. L-Arginine also triggers the body to make protein and has been studied for potential applications in healing wounds, bodybuilding, and preventing tissue wasting in people with critical illnesses.[10]


As a dietary supplement, mix 1 to 2 scoops of combat protein powder with 8-12 fl. oz. of cold water. Vary the amount of water to achieve your desired consistency and taste. Consume 2-3 times a day for optimal muscle growth.

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  2. Chale, A., Cloutier, G. J., Hau, C., Phillips, E. M., Dallal, G. E., & Fielding, R. A. (2013). Efficacy of whey protein supplementation on resistance exercise-induced changes in lean mass, muscle strength, and physical function in mobility-limited older adultsJ Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 68(6), 682-690. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gls221
  3. Betts, J. A., Stokes, K. A., Toone, R. J., & Williams, C. (2013). Growth-hormone responses to consecutive exercise bouts with ingestion of carbohydrate plus proteinInt J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 23(3), 259-270.
  4. Smith-Ryan, Abbie E., and Antonio, JoseSports Nutrition & Performance Enhancing Supplements.Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning; 2013:35.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Amino Acid Content of Foods and Biological Data on Proteins, Nutritional Study #24. Rome (1970). UNIPUB, Inc., 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706
  6. Res, Peter T., Bart Groen, Bart Pennings, Milou Beelen, Gareth A. Wallis, Annemie P. Gijsen, Joan M. G. Senden, and Luc J. C. Van Loon. Protein Ingestion before Sleep Improves Postexercise Overnight RecoveryMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 44.8 (2012): 1560-569. Web.
  7. Glutamine: University of Maryland Medical Center. 2011-05-24.
  8. J. Rosenthal, et al. Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Metabolic fate of leucine: A significant sterol precursor in adipose tissue and muscleAmerican Journal of Physiology Vol. 226, No. 2, p. 411-418.
  9. J Witte, M Lloyd, V Lorenzsonn, H Korsmo, and W Olsen: The biosynthetic basis of adult lactase deficiencyJ Clin Invest. Oct 1990; 86(4): 1338–1342.
  10. Hamel FG, Upward JL, Siford GL, Duckworth WC. Inhibition of proteasome activity by selected amino acids. Metabolism. 2003; 52(7):810–814.