Eating a diet based on eggs, milk and beef on a regular basis can be tedious, time-consuming and downright costly. With this in mind, the research and development team at Beverly International saw a need for a modern, more convenient and effective alternative. What they developed was Provosyn.
New Provosyn is an ultra-premium protein technology based on a time-tested, results-proven protein combining strategy. Provosyn Lean Muscle Size Protein System consists of a 2:1 ratio of whole egg to milk protein, plus beef. This combination is based on "secret" recipes used by famed nutritionists of the 1950s and 60s to help clients build lean muscle without gaining fat. Its formula consisting of easily digested 100% whole egg, Grade A milk protein isolate and 100% natural beef yields an overall intermediate absorption speed that supports maximum muscle size and development.*
There are more than 9,000mg of EAAs including over 4,000mg of BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine and valine) per serving. Provosyn contains 21g of complete protein. This is more than enough protein to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the essential element of building muscle. And just like the Old School method proven over decades of use, Provosyn combines liberal amounts of lipids (including 11g of fat) with small amounts (4g) of carbohydrate. This combination helps maximize fat-burning.*
The body of scientific knowledge about nutritional biochemistry has grown tremendously since the 1950s. However, human biology hasn’t changed a bit. Thus, what worked back then still works now. What made the “Old School” approach so effective? Three factors were critical: Part of the secret, of course, was the sheer amount of protein the “Old Schoolers” consumed –high-quality protein, in particular. In an effort to pack on muscle faster, some clients of Rheo Blair consumed as many as five shakes a day, prepared using his potent recipes. The combination of egg and milk may be the single most important factor. The “Old School” approach included plenty of whole eggs, frequently in combination with milk. This meant consuming liberal amounts of fat and other lipids, the significance of which we reveal below. While “Old Schoolers” consumed liberal amounts of fat, they were careful not to overeat carbohydrate so as to avoid gaining fat. Contrary to popular belief, dietary fat does not slow down fat-burning; carbohydrates do by raising insulin and glucose (blood sugar) levels. In fact, new research published by University of Colorado scientists suggests that increasing fat intake by 30% and reducing carbohydrate intake by the same amount for as little as 2 days increases fat-burning all over the body and stimulates changes in skeletal muscle tissue that enhance its ability to burn fat (Bergouignan et al., 2012)!*
The two main proteins in milk are casein and whey. Casein is described as “sustained-release” because it releases amino acids into the bloodstream more slowly. Whey, on the other hand, releases amino acids more quickly and is therefore said to be a “fast” protein. Scientists have determined this by separating casein and whey from milk and studying them in isolation. Their research also suggests that these proteins may work best when they are left together, just as they occur naturally in milk. This may explain why some of today’s protein supplements don’t work as expected.*
Many if not most of today’s protein supplements are based on whey. Many also contain little or no fat or cholesterol, and no whole egg protein. Perhaps not coincidentally, many consumers complain that these products barely help them maintain muscle, let alone build it. Whey is clearly a high-quality protein. Clinical studies show that it does a good job of stimulating muscle protein synthesis, the essential element of building muscle. This is partly due to its high speed of absorption. However, the high speed of absorption also means that whey is “fast in, fast out”. In other words, its effects are relatively short-lived. This may be why the combination of “fast” whey and “sustained-release” casein found naturally in milk works better: Whey gets the muscle-building “engines” started and casein helps keep them going.*
Now let’s move on to egg. Despite all the hype about milk protein in recent years, scientific studies dating back to the 1930s show that egg protein –again, we’re talking about protein from the whole egg, not just the white- is equivalent to milk protein. Some researchers even suggested that egg was superior (see Sumner et al., 1938, and Sumner and Murlin, 1938, for instance).*
Like milk, the egg is definitely more than the sum of its parts. The yolk provides just over 40% of the protein in an egg. It also contains a host of other nutrients that are either absent, or present at considerably lower levels, in the white. Among these are lipids. The term lipid refers to a group of nutrients that includes fats, cholesterol, and phospholipids, among other compounds. All three are found in eggs. Over 90% of the lipids in an egg reside in the yolk. Fat serves important functions in the building of muscle cells. The building blocks of fat are fatty acids. Fatty acids also occur in phospholipids, which are used to build the membrane around the muscle cell. Whole eggs, because of the yolk, are rich in phospholipids. Phospholipids also aid in the digestion of fats and are essential for proper brain function. It’s well known that whole eggs –again, because of the yolk- contain plenty of cholesterol. Like fatty acids and phospholipids, cholesterol is used to build muscle cells. It is also a precursor to androgens, including testosterone. The biggest source of cholesterol in the diet is eggs.*
In 2007, researchers at Texas A&M University decided to investigate the relationship between dietary cholesterol and the muscle-building effect of resistance exercise in older men and women (Riechman et al., 2007). They were interested in getting insights into how to treat or prevent sarcopenia, or age-associated loss of muscle size and strength. The researchers observed a dose-response relationship between dietary cholesterol and gains in lean mass (i.e. muscle). In fact, cholesterol intake was found to be the biggest predictor of how much muscle the subjects gained from their workouts. Strength gains, too, were greater with a higher cholesterol intake. Subjects who consumed 7.2-10.2 mg of cholesterol per kg of lean body mass were more than twice as strong as those who consumed 2.2 to 3.5 mg per kg of lean body mass.
These pieces of scientific evidence and others may explain why the “Old School” strategy of combining whole egg and milk proteins is so effective for increasing lean muscle size without gaining fat!*
For maximum results, combine Provosyn with:
A common Old School practice was to take digestive enzymes and liver tablets with or between meals to further enhance lean muscle size and development. Clients of Rheo Blair were often instructed to do this. He felt that everyone, including young people, needs extra help in digesting a concentrated source of protein like Provosyn. According to Blair, some of his clients insisted that they doubled their gains by taking digestive enzymes in addition to protein shakes. Others, including Blair himself, were able to tolerate certain proteins in their diet when using digestive enzymes, whereas before they could not. Provosyn can be used to make delicious, guilt-free shakes, smoothies, brownies, puddings, cookies and muffins, or as a topping on hot and cold cereals. Provosyn can also be combined with Mass Maker or UMP to enrich and enhance the taste and nutrient profile of your shake.*
When Provosyn™ is consumed daily in conjunction with a program of regular, progressive resistance exercise, users can expect impressive and highly satisfying results like those described below:*
After Week 1:
Week 2 and Beyond:
|Amount Per Serving||Amt||%DV|
|Calories from Fat||100|
|Provosyn Lean Muscle Size Protein System™||33g||†|
|(100% Whole Egg, Grade A Milk Protein Isolate, Sodium Caseinate, 100% Natural Beef Protein)|
* % Daily Value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Allergen information: This product contains milk, egg and soy (from lecithin).
Pour 8 oz of cold water into a blender or the container of your choice. Add 2 scoops of Provosyn 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.
For something different and delicious, combine 1-2 scoops of Provosyn with 1 scoop of Ultimate Muscle Protein (UMP) and 12-16 oz of water!
Heavy-training athletes seeking additional calories can combine Provosyn with Mass Maker.
The best times to use Provosyn are: Within 1 hour before and/or after lifting weights (resistance exercise), first thing in the morning, before bed, or any other time of day to increase your daily protein intake.
Use this product as a dietary supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction or as your only source of calories.