Mass Gainers FAQS
Put simply, mass gainers are any kind of food, powder, snack or supplement with a high calorie content, whether naturally or by design. If you’re training to build muscle mass, you need to consume more calories than you burn to give your body the nutrients it needs to build. Mass gainer products provide concentrated measures of proteins, carbs and fat to make consuming those calories easier.
The main benefit of using mass gainers, especially powders, is that they help you to pack in the calories you need every day without having to eat loads of food, which can be difficult. On top of that, they’re usually created with a measured balance of proteins, carbs, and fats, giving you an ideal ratio of the three without any hassle.
Mass Gainer products are perfectly healthy, provided they’re used appropriately. They’re high in calories because they’re designed for people who are exercising and training hard to build muscle mass – so if you don’t work out regularly, you’re just consuming excess calories and are more at risk of putting on fat. Used as intended, as part of an active training regime with a balanced diet, mass gainers are perfectly healthy.
Mass Gainer products are designed for intense and hardcore trainers who are interested in building muscle mass over a short or medium-term period, such as during a typical 6 week ‘bulking’ cycle. If you’re following any other kind of training regime, or aren’t quite sure if mass gainer products are correct for you, you should consult with your doctor or a medical professional before using them.
Mass Gainer supplements are generally intended for serious trainers who workout regularly, including every day, and by the same token, they’re fine for daily consumption as part of that regime. Just remember that Mass Gainer supplements are very rich in calories, so unless you’re exercising to burn those calories away, or doing weight training workouts to promote growth in muscle mass, those calories will most likely be turned into fat by your body.
The most popular Mass Gainer products we sell are specific Mass Gainer nutritional formulas, like our popular Mass Gainer powder, which provides measured servings of protein, carbohydrates and fat in a convenient shake form which can be consumed throughout the day. There are also a number of calorie-rich foods which can be used as part of a mass gain programme, including natural nut butters, which are rich in protein and fat, and carb-dense foods such as oats.
It depends on what kind of Mass Gainer product you’re using. In the case of powder formulas, most of them are sold in a variety of flavours like chocolate and vanilla, so you can choose a flavour that works best for you. In the case of natural mass gainer foods like nut butters and oats, they taste the way you’d expect them to.
Like most nutritional supplements, our Mass Gainer products are designed to have a long shelf life. As a general rule, most Mass Gainer powders and supplements have a shelf life of 12 months after their manufacturing date; in the case of natural foods, the shelf life might be shorter. Check the individual labels of any mass gainer products you use for more exact Best Before dates.
The best mass gainer products
Our best-selling Mass Gainer powder formula, as straightforward as its name is simple. This weight gainer formula is designed for serious bulking, containing over 500kcal per serving, including 66g of carbohydrate, 5g of leucine, and 40g of protein from slow and fast release sources. If you want a one-stop Mass Gainer protein shake formula, look no further.
Lean Mass Gainer
Our customers love our Lean Mass Gainer as it offers a more measured way to load up throughout the day. This precise mass gain formula has a lower carb content than standard Mass Gainers, making it great for trainers who want to build muscle mass in a more controlled manner. Each 85g serving packs in 338kcal, comprising 34g of protein, 34g of carbohydrate and just 5g of fat.
Informed Mass Gainer
Part of our Pro™ Series of nutritional supplements, we designed Informed Mass to be the very best mass gain supplement available, designed for professional athletes and serious trainers using premium protein and carbohydrate sources, as well as proprietary ingredients. As far as Mass Gainers go, you can’t get better — that’s why it’s our personal favourite.