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Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Chocolate -- 12 lbs

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Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Chocolate Description

  • High Protein Weight Gain Powder
  • Naturally & Artificially Flavored
  • 50G Protein
  • 252G Carbs
  • 25 Vitamins & Minerals

The True Strength of Weight Gainers

Serious weight gain requires serious calories. However, those who need the extra calories most, often have the toughest time consuming enough of them. For many aspiring to be bigger, highly-active metabolisms, weaker appetites, and on-the-run lifestyles make consuming sufficient calories through whole foods alone a real challenge. With Serious Mass, you've got nothing to lose and lots to gain. We've consolidated over 1,250 calories, 50 grams of protein, 250-plus grams of carbohydrates, and 25 vitamins & minerals with added glutamine and creatine into every serving. It's time to stop thinking small; get serious - Serious Mass.

 

Beyond the Basics

  • 1,250 calories per serving in water; 1,640-plus calories when made with low fat milk
  • 50 grams of protein
  • 252 grams of carbohydrates to support fueling of intense workouts and aid in the replenishment of glycogen stores - with NO ADDED SUGAR
  • Creatine, L-Glutamine & Glutamine Peptides, Choline, Inositol, PABA


Directions

Add two heaping scoops of Serious Mass to a blender filled with 24 oz of water. Blend for 45-60 seconds. Then add a few ice cubes and, if desired, other calories-contributing ingredients and blend for an additional 30-45 seconds. Tips: Mixing two scoops with 24 fl oz of nonfat or low fat milk instead of water will give you a thicker, creamier, higher-calorie shake. New users may find it beneficial to begin with 1/2 of a serving daily for the first week and then gradually increase to 1 or more full servings several times a day.

 

Serious mass is a substantial weight-gain supplement that can be used to feed serious calories needs in a variety of different ways:

 

Between Meals: Drink 1/2 - 1 between meals to maintain positive nitrogen balance and support a high-calorie diet. Post-Workout: Begin drinking 1/2 - 1 serving 30-45 minutes following exercise to support maximum recovery. Before Bed: Drink 1/2 - 1 serving about 45-60 minutes before bed to provide nutrients to recovering muscle throughout the night.

 

For best results use Serious Mass combined with intense weight training (3-5 times per week) and a sensible whole foods diet. Also, keep in mind that sufficient recovery between workouts impacts your ability to gain lean mass. Allowing at least 48 hours between workouts involving the same body parts is recommended.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Heaping Scoops (334 g)
Servings per Container: 16
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories1250
  Calories from Fat40
Total Fat4.5 g7%
  Saturated Fat1.5 g8%
Cholesterol80 mg27%
Total Carbohydrate252 g84%
  Dietary Fiber4 g16%
  Sugars20 g*
Protein50 g100%
Vitamin A5000 IU100%
Vitamin C60 mg100%
Vitamin D200 IU50%
Vitamin E30 IU100%
Thiamin4.8 mg320%
Riboflavin4 mg235%
Niacin50 mg250%
Vitamin B65 mg250%
Folic Acid400 mcg100%
Vitamin B1210 mcg167%
Biotin300 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid25 mg250%
Calcium590 mg59%
Iron8 mg44%
Phosphorus430 mg43%
Iodine150 mcg100%
Magnesium140 mg35%
Zinc15 mg100%
Selenium70 mcg100%
Copper1.6 mg80%
Manganese2 mg100%
Chromium120 mcg100%
Molybdenum75 mcg100%
Sodium410 mg17%
Potassium1560 mg45%
Creatine Monohydrate1 g*
L-Glutamine500 mg*
Glutamine Peptides500 mg*
Choline (as choline bitartrate)250 mg*
Inositol250 mg*
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)5 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Protein Blend (whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, egg albumen, sweet dairy whey), cocoa (processed with alkali), natural and artificial flavor, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (di-potassium phosphate, magnesium aspartate, di-calcium phosphate, calcium citrate, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, zinc citrate, beta carotene, d-calcium pantothenate, d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, selenomethionine, copper gluconate, ferrous fumarate, manganese amino acid chelate, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium polynicotinate, folic acid, biotin, molybdenum amino acid chelate, cholecalciferol, potassium iodide, cyanocobalamin), acesulfame potassium, lecithin, medium chain triglycerides.

Allergen Information: Contains milk, egg, wheat (glutamine peptides) and soy (lecithin) ingredients.
Warnings

Consult your physician before using this product if you are taking any medications or are under a physician's care for a medical condition. Not for use by those under the age of 18 or women pregnant or nursing.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Plant Protein vs. Whey Protein: What's the Difference?

Protein is an essential nutrient for the body, especially if you’re looking to build muscle. Depending on your activity level, the acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR) for protein is between 10 and 35 percent of your daily caloric intake, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The more active you are, the more protein you need.

While you can meet your daily protein needs with whole, protein-rich foods, the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal believes that supplementation is the most practical way to ensure you get enough protein before and after exercise.

Overhead View of Two Scoops of Protein Powder on White Surface to Demonstrate Concept of Whey vs Plant Protein | Vitacost.com/blog

The most common way to supplement this macronutrient is with protein powder, which comes in two standard varieties—whey and plant-based. Each of these can be beneficial, assuming the ingredients are natural, non-GMO and contain no artificial sweeteners or processed additives. However, there are important distinctions to consider when choosing between the two options.

Before choosing one or the other, get the breakdown of whey vs plant protein so you can make the best choice for your body.

Whey contains milk/dairy; Plant-based is vegan-friendly

Dairy is made up of casein, the solid portion, and whey, the liquid portion. Whey is separated from casein in the manufacturing process, and this byproduct is then dried into a powder. The two main forms of whey powder are concentrate and isolate, and each have their own benefits.

Whey concentrate has more biologically active compounds, which makes it ideal for athletic performance. However, whey isolate is considered the “purest source available” with a protein content of “90% or higher,” according to the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Whey isolate is also deemed safe for those with lactose intolerance to consume because it only contains trace amounts of the lactose sugar.

However, if you’re vegetarian or vegan, or simply want a vegetarian protein option, plant-based protein is a nutritious alternative. The most common protein sources in plant-based powders are brown rice, soy, hemp and pea protein. In a 2015 study, pea protein was also found to be just as effective as whey when measuring increases in “muscle thickness” making this a great option for meat-free athletes.

Whey is a complete source of amino acids; plant-based is not always

One important benefit of whey protein is that it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own. This makes it a complete protein. Whey also tends to digest quickly, so the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) activated by these amino acids can be absorbed and metabolized in the body at a rapid pace, according to the Nutrients Journal. In other words, the protein can work faster in your body.

For this reason, whey promotes energy and stamina during your workout, and then boosts your muscle growth and repair when you’re done.

By contrast, in most cases, plant-based protein is considered an incomplete protein, lacking some of the nine amino acids. The most frequently absent of the amino acids are methionine, isoleucine, lysine, threonine and tryptophan, explains the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal.

Soy-based protein powders, however, do contain all nine amino acids because soy is one of the only plant foods that is considered a complete protein. The good news is, you don’t have to worry about filling that “gap” of amino acids with complementary proteins, says Trinh Lee, MPH, RD:

“Eating a combination of incomplete proteins provides the essential amino acids your body needs. While you don’t have to eat the complementary protein foods at the same meal, try to eat a variety of complementary incomplete proteins throughout the day.”

Both whey and plant-based proteins can optimize resistance training

Consuming plant or whey protein is an individual choice and both are effective and nutrient-rich in different ways. One shared advantage is that both provide the right amount and kind of fuel to help you get the most from your resistance training. In fact, research documented in the International Society of Sports Nutrition Journal indicates that 48 grams of whey and rice protein can yield the same gains in muscle development and body composition over the course of a two-month fitness regimen. 

This study found that the concentration of amino acids from a high-protein supplement maximizes kinetic digestion and absorption when consumed prior to exercise. In other words, the body’s internal processes to convert food into power and strength are increased with protein, regardless of whether it’s whey- or plant-based.

Choose plant versus whey: you can’t lose

Whether you favor whey or plant-based, the goal is to enrich your wellness and optimize your workouts—and both forms will help you do that. Be sure to check ingredients and choose the protein powder that will best support you both in muscle gains and overall nutritional health. That means avoiding an excess of added sugars, GMO ingredients and additives. All you have to do is make your choice, and get ready to reap the benefits.

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