Someone recently reached out to me asking what mass gainer he should spend his hard earned money on to gain weight and bulk up.
This is a really valid question because the way that mass building supplements are marketed they tend to really appeal to the serious hard gainer.
The problem with most mass building supplements is they just don’t have the nutrient density that whole food has. Many mass gainers contain a lot of artificial and processed ingredients, cheap carbohydrate fillers, and other cheap “mass builders” such as powdered fats.
In this article I’m going to give you my No-BS review on Dymatize Super Mass Gainer. We are going to cover the good, the bad, and the outright ugly with this mass builder so you can make an educated decision if it’s right for you.
I want to give you guys the best information possible on supplements because 9 times out of 10 you could be making a really poor investment and there are far better resources out their to bulk up and gain weight then a cheap mass builder.
I’ve been huge on supplement science and learning what everything does in your body, so you are getting a science based “no bro science” opinion on this mass builder.
Dymatize Super Mass Gainer (Breaking Down The Ingredients)
As you can see this mass gainer packs in a ton of total calories and has 1,300 total calories per 2 heaping scoops.
The thing you have to keep in mind is that these scoops are REALLY BIG!
Be prepared to mix about 24-30 ounces of water to get down all of this powder.
The total macronutrient breakdown for one serving size with water is the following:
- Total Calories: 1,300
- Total Fat: 11 g.
- Total Carbs: 253 g.
- Protein: 52 g.
Holy carbohydrates! If you look at the ingredient profile you will see that Maltodextrin is the first ingredient listed.
This is a really cheap carbohydrate ingredient and you can in fact buy a giant tub of Maltodextrin powder for $10-15 dollars. If you wanted to buy this stuff in bulk I just located an 8 LB tub for only $23.00 – so the first ingredient is a really cheap one.
Next up we have a 6-protein blend, with the 1st protein being a whey concentrate, which is the cheapest of all the whey proteins.
This isn’t bad, and Dymatize Super Mass Gainer STILL contains 1,300 total calories.
Based on the Carbohydrates and Protein – this isn’t a bad solution to gaining weight, but unfortunately we have a ton of crap and filler ingredients coming up!
The next ingredient is something called “Sunflower Creamer” – which I had never heard of, but I’ve never seen it listed as a “healthy bodybuilding fat source.”
Upon further research I found out that “Sunflower Oil” – which is the first ingredient in Sunflower Creamer is one of the cheapest vegetable oils in the world, and has literally zero nutritional value.
Then we go further down the list of ingredients and we see a bunch of names we can’t pronounce. These are pure filler ingredients and artificial and processed ingredients that also serve absolutely zero nutritional value.
More than half of the ingredients that comprise this “super mass builder” are nothing more than ingredients which contain absolutely no purpose and WILL NOT help you with your gains whatsoever.
Overall, I’m going to give Dymatize Mass Builder a C+. Dymatize makes high quality protein, but they really dropped the ball on their mass builder by putting a lot of cheap filler ingredients to keep the manufacturing costs low. The only reason it is getting a C+ is because the taste is half way decent and it does pack in a ton of total calories per serving size, so if your ONLY goal is to gain weight (notice I didn’t say muscle) – it will help you.
This supplement is not worth your hard earned money in my opinion however. Although it stacks up decent compared to some of the other mass builders out their – you can find a way better solution to gaining weight that is both CHEAPER and MORE EFFECTIVE with whole foods and my secret mass gainer recipe.
A Better Alternative: A Delicious Mass Building Shake That You Can Make At Home!
Ok manchildren! Time to fire up the blender for a REAL mass building shake.
This one is called the “Orange Creamsicle Mass Builder” and tastes 10 x better than any store bought mass builder and will help you pack on thick slabs of muscle.
Orange Creamsicle Mass Builder:
- 12 oz. orangeGatorade
- 4 oz. cashew milk
- 3 tbsp. hemp seeds
- 5 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup oatmeal or oat flour (you can make oat flour by blending oatmeal)
- 2 tbsp. almond butter or peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. liquid coconut oil
Total Calories: 1,400
The beauty of this mass building shake is it has whole food nutrition, and aside from the orange Gatorade it is mostly hardcore bodybuilding foods like hemp seeds, protein powder, peanut butter, almond butter, oatmeal, and fruit.
Next time you are looking for a hardcore mass builder always look in your kitchen over a supplement store. Pounding the cabinets and fridge with delicious whole food options is the best way to get jacked and save a lot of money at the same time.