Weight gainers are a dime-a-dozen and there isn't much that distinguishes one product from another; most are essentially whey protein powders combined with maltodextrin or other carb sources, formulated with a massive recommended-serving size that lets the label brag about the huge calories it provides per serving.
That approach may work for some athletes, and may help some people put on a few pounds, but a few pounds of what? More discriminating athletes and users don't want to gain weight for weight's sake, they want to gain lean body mass and muscle, not body fat.
BSN's True Mass was formulated with this kind of athlete in mind. It's a million miles from the generic whey-and-maltodextrin combinations. First of all, you get a lot more than whey protein. True Mass combines Whey Protein Concentrate with Alpha And Beta Caseinates to give you the benefits of both fast and slow release protein. Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate adds even more protein and improves the Biological Value of the overall formula. Egg and Milk Protein are included to for a rich supply of essential amino acids and additional protein. You also get the benefits of a blend of carbohydrates in True Mass, not just a ton of high-glycemic maltodextrin like most weight-gainers. BSN makes a full line of sports nutrition products and understand that, even in a weight gainer, you need a lot more than carbs and protein. So they included 5 grams of healthy fiber, almost twice as much as a bowl of Cheerios. They've also included the energizing fat MCT's (medium chain triglycerides) to help sustain energy levels.
What won't you find in True Mass? Things you don't want in a weight gainer like stimulants, creatine, aspartame or artificial colors. The bottom line is that True Mass is one of the best and "cleanest" weight gainers on the market. If a protein powder isn't cutting it for you and you're thinking about a weight gainer, this is one of the ones to try first.
True-Mass Description from BSN
TRUE-MASS Ingredient Highlights:
-Multi-Functional Protein and Carbohydrate Matrix
-BCAAs and other Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids
-Collegiate Protein/Carb Ratio Compliant
Designed For: Any individual who needs a calorie and nutrient-dense alternative or addition to regular foods to assist with gaining muscle mass.
|Serving Size: 165 grams|
Servings Per Container: 16
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Calories From Fat||150|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Contains milk, egg, wheat and soy (lecithin) ingredients.
Protein Matrix Consisting of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Egg Whites, Glutamine Peptides), Maltodextrin, Sunflower Powder (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- & Di-Glycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin and Tocopherols), Cocoa Powder Processed with Alkali, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Polydextrose, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, and Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Acacia (Gum Arabic), Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose.
Mix 3 scoops with 16 oz. of cold water or any beverage of your choice. Drink 1 serving daily, or as needed to satisfy your protein or mass-gaining requirements. To increase your protein and calorie intake per serving and to achieve an amazing milkshake taste, use milk.
Before consuming TRUE-MASS seek advice from a physician if you are unaware of your current health condition, have any pre-existing medical condition, taking any medication, planning any medical procedure, contemplating pregnancy, pregnant or nursing. Reduce or discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur such as but not limited to gastrointestinal discomfort. TRUE-MASS is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18 years of age and older.