For some members of The SHJ Army they may feel that mass gainers are completely unwarranted.
Actually, it's probably absolutely unnecessary and actually counterproductive for MOST members, but there are the good handful that will need this.
Why? Well, I'm glad you asked.
To start us off I want to go over what Mass Gainers are and why some people need them!
We've also seen a fair share of other Top Supplement articles and if you want to check out any of those articles out you can head over to the resources page or even the Nutrition Pillars to find a handful.
But, the main topic at hand is mass gainers, and their main use to use.
MyProtein.com explains Mass Gainers as such:
A mass gainer is a supplement that provides protein, carbohydrates and possibly fats with the intention of helping to add muscle mass. It is a high-calorie protein powder aimed at increasing your daily calorie intake to promote weight gain.
From what we know about calories in, calories out, which is a main pillar in our 4-Tier-Nutrition-System within our Superhuman System and SHJ Nutrition System, in order to gain mass we need to be in a caloric surplus.
On top of that, in order to effectively make sure among those gains we prioritize muscle over fat we'll also want to incorporate a moderate to high amount of protein (specific science-based ranges within our programs).
Mass Gainers are there to help with both.
If you're someone who doesn't need help gaining weight, then mass gainers probably aren't for you, and could actually hurt your transformation if the goal is to lose weight.
That being said, they can be extremely effective for people who struggle to eat enough calories and protein.
How I'm Ranking The Best Mass Gainer Supplements On The Market:
- The Most Effective Mass Gainer Supplement Powder
- By “most effective” I mean I’ll be also taking a look at the ingredients and making sure they’re up to par. If not, they’re immediately off the list.
- The Best Bang For Your Buck
- Yes, there can be "better" mass gainer powders than other, but that does not mean one powder should be insanely expensive compared to the others; a big component of this ranking will be based on getting the most out of our hard earned dollars.
THE TOP FIVE
MASS GAINER SUPPLEMENTS
Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Gainer
$30-50 for 6-12 lbs.
Optimum Nutrition is a brand that I will almost always have in my Top 5. I used it for years and the price point and quality never failed me once.
For $30 you can get six pounds and for $50 you can get TWELVE while knowing you have an awesome brand behind it all.
Naked Mass Gainer
$64 for 8 lbs.
Naked Supplements came in at number three on our creatine list, but I'm moving it up a slot for our mass gainers being that the purpose of mass gainers is to really fill a big hole in your diet, which means knowing exactly what inside of it should mean A LOT.
You pay a little extra for it, but they have nothing to hide!
Dynamize Super Mass Gainer
$27 for 6 lbs.
For just $27 for 6 lbs. Dynamize Mass Gainer is a great alternative to Naked's price point, although for the extra $3 I'm like going to choose Optimum Nutrition with the option to save some money by going with a 12 lb. option as well.
Either way, if ON isn't an option I'll swap over and use Dynamize!
Vegan Naked Mass Gainer
$59 for 8 lbs.
I wanted to make sure we included a Vegan Mass Gainer because I know for many vegan members of The SHJ Army it can be hard to hit calories and protein.
Mass gainers is something that works around helping with both; and our vegans also tend to be much more health-first oriented, which makes Naked to ultimate choice!
Body Fortress Super Advanced Mass Gainer
$17 for 2.25 lbs.
Body Fortress isn't exactly a number one contender, and the $17 for just 2.25 lbs. doesn't really make it anymore appealing after seeing some of the other price points, but I wanted to make sure I also included a quick-grab, under $20 option for people who may only need it for a limited time (or every once in a while).
That’s a wrap.
Either way, get out there and begin unleashing your inner superhuman!
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