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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Great amount of carbs, protein, vitamins, and taste ... low sodium and cholesterol24 Mar 2010
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After much research, several years ago I started using this muscle-gainer and have enjoyed it ever since. To me it is almost the perfect work-out / weight-lifting / energy / muscle-gaining drink. It has a great amount/ratio of carbs (85g ... only 5g in sugars), protein (60g .. several types), vitamins/minerals (usually only 20%-35% RDA ... some drinks put in 100% in many areas but I want to use a multi-vitamin, GNC Mega Men, instead), and taste (I have enjoyed my favorite banana, strawberry, and vanilla). It also has low sodium (15% RDA) and cholesterol (20% RDA) relative to many other drinks I saw, which are quite high in these areas ... beware. I don't drink it every day, just usually about half a serving before a workout and half after. That gives me enough carbs/energy to enjoy the workout and then protein after for good/reasonable muscle growth, all the while staying low in body-fat. It easily mixes with lowfat milk or soy milk, and tastes good with both. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Amazing Quality!!!15 Mar 2013
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Flavour Name: chocolateSize Name: 4.620kg
So, here's my story... 24 years old, 160 pounds (with clothes on), really high metabolism, trouble gaining weight, even though I was regularly going to the gym. (At least 8-10 hours a week) So, I started doing some research. I found out about the Optimum Nutrition Mass Gainer, but decided that I wanted something based on muscle-building, instead of just gaining weight. Then I was turned onto the Pro Complex Gainer. It has the word Pro in it, so it has to be good, right. I couldn't find one negative review about the product, so I ordered it. I got the Double Chocolate, because (in my opinion) any other flavor would get old pretty quick. Plus, it tastes awesome if you drink it while eating a banana. Anyway, this all took place in January. So here I am, about 2 months later, and I have gained 14 pounds!! I am feeling awesome and more healthy than I was before. Plus, barely any of the weight I've gained is fat, it's almost all muscle. If you are considering products like this, then stop considering. Click the order button. Done. Good luck, fellow skinny people!!
39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
High quality calorie gainer / meal replacement4 Sep 2011
As an amateur/hobby bodybuilder, this single product has become a staple in my diet over the past 3 years. When I started getting serious about lifting again out of college, I had dropped to 145lbs from my previous high of 175lbs. My metabolism is fast, and I simply had trouble keeping up for a number of reasons: time, money, and the difficulty eating the calories I needed in solid foods. I then found this product, which has helped all three of those issues.
VALUE - At approximately $2.25 a serving (when using subscribe and save), this is one of the cheapest quality 650 calorie meals you can provide your body with. I found this to be much more cost effective than trying to put together my own meal. Thanks to Amazon's subscribe and save, the prices compete with the other bigger online supplement retailers and I don't have to worry about re-ordering.
PERFORMANCE - I can drink an entire serving in 2-5 minutes without feeling bloated/sick (taste ranges from acceptable to good - banana cream and vanilla are must tries). I have one serving every morning, and one at some point after my workout and before bed. This accounts for 1300 of my 3500 daily calorie intake. For me, without the aid of liquid weight gainers - it would be impossible to achieve my calorie goals and gain lean mass. I especially would struggle in the morning -- I often don't have time to prepare a good meal, and have trouble eating too many solid foods first thing in the morning. Also - understand that while 60 grams of protein a serving may seem like too much, this is not 60 grams of pure whey protein that is metabolized very quickly. It is packed with 7 sources of protein (faster and slower metabolized proteins) so it takes several hours for your body to metabolize the protein.
RESULTS - When used with a high quality, high calorie diet and proper lifting routine - this product can help you achieve your daily calorie requirements and consequently gains in lean mass. I have used this product to raise my weight from 145lbs to 187lbs while keeping body fat under 8%. Highly recommend this product over cheaper gainers with more sugars/poorer quality calories.
FYI - If you have the time, I recommend following the blending instructions provided. However, if you are short on time - a shaker bottle is best. The blender mixes the product so well, that it will take you 2-3x longer to drink since the volume of product is increased just due to being "frothy" from the blender. While the blender taste cannot be beat (and less water can be used to get good mixing results), a high quality shaker bottle does work well for this stuff as well with 20-40 seconds of shaking and the correct amount of water. You sacrifice taste for a shake that takes less time to drink.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great taste, but not sure about serving size11 Mar 2013
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Flavour Name: Double ChocolateSize Name: 2310 g
Pros: The product tastes great, and easily mixes in a blender bottle with hardly any clumps.
Concerns: The serving size is listed as "One heaping scoop (165g)". When I measured one heaping scoop on a digital spice scale, it only came out to be about 117 grams. So I am really unsure whether I can even count one serving as the 650 calories, which is something I am really trying to keep track of.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I will start out by saying I have a very hard time gaining weight. I normally sit around 130lb. I started using this product (the 10lb strawberries and cream) last Saturday (Feb 25th, 2012). At the time I was about 132-133lb. I had been using normal Gold Standard Whey protein for about 2 weeks prior to starting this weight gainer. As of today I am 137.8lb. The weight gainer is not a magical formula that is going to help you gain weight without putting in some effort. The biggest thing it helps me to achieve is my 3,000+ calorie a day diet. I normally eat it in a fruit smoothie and it tastes very good (strawberries, 1 banana, blue berries, raspberries and blueberry pomegranate juice). I have had it in milk as well and its not bad. It does not taste as good as the normal strawberry whey protein, but it definitely does not taste bad at all. I still take whey protein once or twice a day and I usually have the weight gainer in the middle of the day or right after my self defense class. The scoops are very big which probably contributes to the taste not being as good as normal whey protein but again its only a step or two below it. I don't know if the weight gainer is the specific reason that I am gaining weight but it has definitely helped. I do not use it to replace a meal. Generally I eat it with a meal. I can usually eat a whole meal along with the smoothie/weight gainer. I would definitely recommend this for people that struggle to gain weight and need what essentially accounts for another meal in their day.
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