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    Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Chocolate (12 Pound Powder)

    • Form: Powder

    • Flavor: Chocolate

    • Serving Size: 2 HEAPING SCOOPS

    • Number Of Servings: 16 Servings

    • Price Per Serving:  ($3.12 / serving)

    • Weight: 196 OZ

    Product Label

      • No Sugar Added
      • Weight Gain Supplement
      • 1250 Calories
      • 50g Protein
      • 250G+ Carbs
      • 25 Vitamins & Minerals
      • The Bigger Picture 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 and 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; 1,630 calories when made with low fat milk.
      • 50 grams of protein from a combination of faster and slower digesting sources including Whey, Casein, and Egg.
      • 250-plus grams of carbohydrates to support fueling of intense workouts and aid in the replenishment of glycogen stores - with NO ADDED SUGAR,
      • Enhanced with Creatine, L-Glutamine & Glutamine Peptides, Choline, Inositol, PABA, and MCTs.
      • 25 Vitamins & Essential Minerals with an emphasis on B-Vitamins and Antioxidants.

    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 calorie-contributing ingredients and blend for an additional 30-45 seconds. Tips: mixing two scoops of Serious Mass 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.

    Warning
    ALLERGEN STATEMENT: Contains milk, egg, wheat (glutamine peptides) and soy (lecithin) ingredients. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Check with a qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you are under 18 years of age or if you have any known or suspected medical condition(s) including diabetes or hypoglycemia, and/or if you are taking any prescription or OTC medication(s). Store in a cool, dry place. Contents sold by weight, not volume. Some settling may occur.

    Optimum Nutrition

    Serious Mass Supplement Facts

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    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 2 HEAPING SCOOPS

    Servings Per Container 16

      Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    Calories 1250  N/A*
    Calories From Fat 40  N/A*
    Total Fat 4.5 Gm 0.07%
    Saturated Fat 1.5 Gm 0.08%
    Cholesterol 80 Mg 0.27%
    Total Carbohydrate 252 Gm 0.84%
    Dietary Fiber 4 Gm 0.16%
    Sugars 20 Gm N/A*
    Protein 50 Gm 1%
    Vitamin A 5000 IU 1%
    Vitamin C 60 Mg 1%
    Vitamin D 200 IU 0.5%
    Vitamin E 30 IU 1%
    Thiamin 4.8 Mg 3.2%
    Riboflavin 4 Mg 2.35%
    Niacin 50 Mg 2.5%
    Vitamin B6 5 Mg 2.5%
    Folic Acid 400 Mcg 1%
    Vitamin B12 10 Mcg 1.67%
    Biotin 300 Mcg 1%
    Pantothenic Acid 25 Mg 2.5%
    Calcium 590 Mg 0.59%
    Iron 8 Mg 0.44%
    Phosphorus 430 Mg 0.43%
    Iodine 150 Mcg 1%
    Magnesium 140 Mcg 0.35%
    Zinc 15 Mg 1%
    Selenium 70 Mcg 1%
    Copper 1.6 Mg 0.8%
    Manganese 2 Mg 1%
    Chromium 120 Mcg 1%
    Molybdenum 75 Mcg 1%
    Sodium 410 Mg 0.17%
    Potassium 1560 Mg 0.45%
    Creatine Monohydrate 1 Gm N/A*
    L-Glutamine 500 Mg N/A*
    Glutamine Peptide 500 Mg N/A*
    Choline - (As Cholina Bitartrate) 250 Mg N/A*
    Inositol 250 Mg N/A*
    PABA - (PARA-AMEBENZOIC ACID) 5 Mg N/A*

    *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 Flavors, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (diPotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Aspartate, diCalcium 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, Medium Chain Triglycerides.

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    Optimum Nutrition

    Serious Mass Reviews

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    Optimum NutritionSerious Mass - 12 Pound Powder
     
    4.5

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Price (22)
    • Quality (21)
    • Satisfaction (20)
    • Value (18)
    • Good value (17)

    Cons

    • Hard to mix (3)

    Best Uses

    • After workout (15)
    • Everyday (15)
    • Before bed (9)
    • Before workout (5)
    • Daily use (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (12), Rarely work out (4), Runner (3)
      • Gender:
      • Male (15)
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Other (5), Friend or family member (3)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 1-2 supplements daily (9), 3-5 supplements daily (4)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (14), Price (10), Convenience (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This stuff worked

    First time user of "Serious Mass" and also found this to be really good. I'm 29 years old and weigh about 123 lbs (5 feet 5 inches) . By...Read complete review

    First time user of "Serious Mass" and also found this to be really good. I'm 29 years old and weigh about 123 lbs (5 feet 5 inches) . By the time I was done with this (2-3) weeks I was at 130 lbs. This is the first time I was able to gain that much weight and keep it. I couldn't take the full 2 scoops so I drank 1 scoop for breakfast and 1 scoop after dinner. Sometimes I would take a 3rd scoop but not too often. I had to drink this with water because with milk it made my stomach too gassy. Definitely recommend this for any hard gainers, you won't be dissapointed if you take 2 scoops a day and eat properly. Going to buy my 2nd bag today.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fair Product

    A fairly good amount of protein powder for the price, but in my opinion not very good quality. The quantity is a lot, but then again the serving size is two heaping scoops...Read complete review

    A fairly good amount of protein powder for the price, but in my opinion not very good quality. The quantity is a lot, but then again the serving size is two heaping scoops and the scoops are the size of laundry detergent scoops. Looking at the nutrition facts, it does NOT contain a good amount of protein by the gram since most of this stuff is loaded with carbs. It's like over 1000 calories per serving and it recommends drinking it three times a day to gain weight. I think that's ridiculous because even after one shake since it is so dense and calorie high you get so full that it's impossible to incorporate 6-7 small meals throughout the day knowing you gotta take two more of this stuff. If you want to gain lean muscle mass, i much rather eat a lot of meals and supplement with gold standard whey protein couple times a day, that way you don't have to intake all that excess amount of carbs. Remember, carbs store as fat in your body. Having too much will help you gain weight with this product, but it will give you the bulky "bloated" look, not the big and ripped look with muscular definition. Think long term when youre of thinking of getting into bodybuilding and have patience. Results will show in time. I learned my lesson.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good product

    By Gunner

    from Littleton Co

    About Me Rarely Work Out

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Hard to Mix

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

    I was floating at 127.2 pounds for about 7 years and being 6 feet tall that's quit skinny. Within 10 days of taking this I gained nearly 20 pounds. Will definately keep using this product until I reach my goal weight of 210 pounds.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing for calories

    By Z

    from New jersey

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Hard to Mix

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

    This is a sure way to make sure that you stay in a caloric surplus while trying to gain muscle. Mix ability is ok, blender over shaker cup because it is quite thick and a single scoop of powder is one cup. Chocolate flavor is great on its own, even better with oats, peanut better, bananas etc. Remember this is not a meal replacement, just used in between meals or post workout. Would not recommend pre-workout just because the quantity is so massive you may feel lethargic during your workout. Best of luck.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would get this one again

    By Pierrot

    from Pierrot

    About Me Rarely Work Out

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Workouts

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

        Gghh

         
        4.0

        The best in market

        By Lefty

        from 42 forest road west haven CT

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Weekend Warrior

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

          Good

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally weight gain!

          By Beachybum

          from California

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For Workouts

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

            Sooo for a very long time I have tried to put on some weight and not just any weight, healthy weight! For most people it is the opposite so it is very hard to find suggestions or others that can relate. This product is the best!!! I usually get the chocolate flavor and mix with frozen banana, peanut butter, hemp see and almond milk. I drink this every night with one scoop of powder its about 1200 calories. At first I started with two shakes one in the morning and one at night for a total of 2 scoops, started to put the weight then switched to one shake at night w one scoop. I started at 120 lbs I'm now at 142 I only wanted to gain 1-2 lbs a week. This is good stuff!!

             
            4.0

            Good Product But Pricey.

            By Ed

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Rarely Work Out

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Tastes fine

            Cons

            • Hard to Mix
            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Upset Stomach Gas

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For Workouts

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

            I started using this product daily(half serving) with some workout at home( 4 times a week). I blend it with regular milk and banana or strawberry for about 2 min. to give it better taste since the chocolate flavor is too sweet and heavy for me to digest. I am skinny hard gainer person. I gained in 2 to 3 months around 12 pounds of fat and muscles which is not bad because it's hard for me to gain weight that easy. the only thing I don't like about it is that the price keep going up, 1st time I bought the product I paid around $43(12 lbs)/free shipping. now it's almost $60. and the taste is fine but not that great.

             
            5.0

            very good

            By hillbilly

            from bowling green kentucky

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Builds Muscle
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Complicated To Take

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Before Bed
            • Everyday

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

            great

            • Gender:
            • Male
            • Where did you hear about this product?:
            • Other
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 6+ Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Price, Quality

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Weight gainer

            By pNut

            from Denver Co

            About Me Piano Mover, Trying To Get Big

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Builds Muscle
            • Good Value
            • Lots Of Good Calories
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Need To Mix In Blender
            • To Many Clumps In Shaker

            Best Uses

            • 1st Meal Of The Day
            • Before Workout
            • Everyday

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

            The taste is amazing I'm on a 4500 calorie a day diet so this makes it a little easier to achieve that goal does not mix well in a shaker but I add 4 raw eggs two bananas and whole milk as I'm trying to put on mass anyway so we definitely need a blender I put on 25 lbs of muscle in about 1month it's good 2go

            • Gender:
            • Male
            • Where did you hear about this product?:
            • Newsletter or Blog
            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
            • 3-5 Supplements Daily
            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
            • Convenience, Price, Quality

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great product

            By Jack

            from Centerton, AR

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                Great product, but can't close the lid after 5 uses.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product

                By Douce

                from East Bridgewater, MA

                About Me Weekday Warrior

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Builds Muscle
                • Good Value
                • Quickens Recovery Time
                • Tastes Good
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Workout
                  • Before Workout
                  • Everyday
                  • for breakfast

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                  I have been using this stuff for a couple weeks. I gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks, and I only lift for 40 minutes a day, Monday through Friday. It tastes pretty good too. The 12lb bag is a great value, and especially if you cut the serving size in half, like I do.

                  • Gender:
                  • Male
                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                  • Online Browsing
                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                  • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                  • Convenience, Price, Quality, Taste

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does exactly what it says

                  By JBM

                  from The South

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Workout

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                    I absolutely love this, for one, it tastes great, which seems to never be the case with any type of protein, it tastes exactly like cold hot chocolate. I generally take this 4 days a week on days where i work out with a half shake in the morning and the other half in the afternoon, and in a month and a half have gained 17 pounds. Beware, if you take it every day without working out you might get a slight belly,it also causes a little bit, but not a lot, of bloating, but it also tends to go away a few weeks after you stop. This is a great product to take to gain weight, it will work. Another thing is that one serving is basically too much to mix into one shake, so two separate shakes are basically necessary.

                    • Gender:
                    • Male
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Quality

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great product, great deal...

                    By mattinFL

                    from pensacola florida

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Builds Muscle
                    • Good Value
                    • Quickens Recovery Time
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Workout
                      • During Recovery
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                      Great product at a very affordable price. This 12lb bag will last a long while if 2 scoops per day is used. The only issue is how poorly this mixes up. Most weight gainers mix poorly and this one in no different. This taste is great otherwise. I got my brother to order himself a bag.

                      • Gender:
                      • Male
                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                      • Friend or Family Member
                      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                      • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                      • Price, Quality

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great product

                      By MVA

                      from Philla, PA

                      About Me Rarely Work Out

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Tastes Good
                      • Tasty
                      • Weight gainer

                      Cons

                      • Has Side Effects

                      Best Uses

                      • After Workout
                      • Before Bed
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                      For a female, I have a crazy fast metabolism. I'm 5'8" and I am between 121-123 lbs. I loose weight very easily if I'm not conscious. I eat consistently but I don't really work out, maybe 20 min jog once per week. I initially started with the smaller size, vanilla, and gained about 5 lbs from doing 1 serving, less than every other day. I stopped using it and lost the weight again within a few months, so I decided to buy the bigger bag, in chocolate. After about a week of doing 1 serving on most days of the week, I gained the weight back. one scoop is very filling for me, sometimes nauseating, so if you are a female, I suggest starting with half a scoop twice a day before increasing your intake.
                      I prefer chocolate over vanilla and adding 2 tbsp of peanut butter to one scoop with water gives it a richer consistency. I'm lactose intolerant and this product has treated me ok, I sneak in dairy though so I can't say for sure. I find that using a blender, as opposed to a bottle, gets the product to dissolve much better and quicker. I do find that my heart rate increases after using this product and makes my mouth taste sweet, likely from the hyperglycemia.

                      • Gender:
                      • Female
                      • Where did you hear about this product?:
                      • Website
                      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                      • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                      • Quality
                       
                      5.0

                      great weight gainer

                      By mattinFL

                      from pensacola florida

                      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Builds Muscle
                      • Good Value
                      • Quickens Recovery Time
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • After Workout
                        • Before Bed
                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                        I am on my second bag of serious mass. This stuff is a great tasting weight gainer. The formula doesn't mix up well like most gainers. It is a great deal!

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Friend or Family Member
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Price, Quality

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Serious Mass Chocolate

                        By R. Johnson

                        from La Quinta, Ca

                        About Me Getting back into shape

                        Pros

                        • Builds Muscle
                        • Good Value
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • None yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                        Compared to most it tastes better. I am a repeat buyer and it has worked well with me. I having been using it for 2 months now and unfortunately my schedule is too crazy to get a constant routine made, but I have gained over 20Lbs by using it and I'm happy with it

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Other
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Convenience, Price, Quality

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Better quality than similar products

                        By athlete

                        from Wilkes Barre PA

                        About Me Competitive Athlete, Frequent lifter

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Builds Muscle
                        • More Calories Than Most
                        • Reasonably Priced
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • A Full Serving Is Huge

                        Best Uses

                        • After Workout
                        • Everyday
                        • Gaining Weight

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                        I take half a serving with milk everyday after my workout. This gives me around 40g of protein and 900 calories.
                        It mixes pretty well in shaker cup, but there are few very tiny clumps on top. It smells neutral but tastes surpisingly good when mixed with milk or even water.
                        Other mass gainers have sent me to the bathroom within minutes but this has not. Combined with lifting 5 days a week and a calorie-rich, protein filled diet, I've gained around 15 pounds in 3 or 4 weeks. This will be my goto gainer from now on.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Other
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        good product

                        By chris

                        from galveston tx.

                        About Me Avid Surfer, Competitive Athlete, Runner, Weekend Warrior

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Builds Muscle
                        • Good Value
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • After Workout
                          • Before Workout
                          • Everyday
                          • With Evening Meals

                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                          ive tried a lot of gainers, this actually does what it states. im a hard gainer,when combined with correct diet&exercise. one will see results within a short time. even with my "lightening bolt metabolism. ive maintained a consistant weight of 165lbs and am quite satisefied with these results. add a banna, along with agood booster, then hit the gym &surprise youself!

                          • Gender:
                          • Male
                          • Where did you hear about this product?:
                          • In Vitamin Shoppee
                          • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                          • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                          • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                          • Convenience, Price, Quality

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Product

                          By Short stuff

                          from South Bend, IN

                          About Me Competitive Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Builds Muscle
                          • Tastes Good

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Before Bed

                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                            Being a 17yr.old 5' 105lb boy, I've been trying to get bigger for quit some time! After using this product for about 2-3 weeks I put on 8lbs. Only using 1 scoop in 12oz. milk & adding bananas, oatmeal,& sometimes peanut butter for extra calories. Great tasting! This is a product I would highly recommend!

                            • Gender:
                            • Male
                            • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                            • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                            • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                            • Convenience, Price, Quality

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Mass Weight Gainer

                            By Jay

                            from Niles, IL

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Before Bed

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                It was a little difficult to drink with milk, but other than that I gain 15lbs. While using this product.

                                • Gender:
                                • Male

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Serious Mass

                                By troy

                                from Wichita KS

                                Pros

                                • Builds Muscle
                                • Good Value
                                • Tastes Good

                                Cons

                                • Scoops Are Very Big

                                Best Uses

                                • After Workout
                                • Before Bed
                                • Before Workout
                                • During Recovery
                                • Everyday

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                Love this stuff. Great taste, no sugar, lots of carbs and protein. Best stuff I have ever tried. I'm skinny so this helps alot.

                                • Gender:
                                • Male
                                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                • Friend or Family Member
                                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                • 1-2 Supplements Daily

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Good Product

                                By superduperpooperscooper

                                from Buffalo,NY

                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                I use only one scoop everyday before I work out and it has helped me to put on 10 pounds in 2 and 1/2 months.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                works for me try it!!!!!!!!!

                                By bigphilsiny

                                from staten island

                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Boosts Energy
                                • Builds Muscle
                                • Good Value
                                • Quickens Recovery Time
                                • Tasty

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • After Workout
                                  • Before Workout
                                  • Everyday

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                  Let me start by saying this is by no means a miracle. Protien product.. I can tell you I was hovering around 380 pounds on the bench 1 month with this protien I am now pushing 400 up not 10 reps but 2 or 3... so I can say this protien does help u gain strength and mass like it says

                                  • Gender:
                                  • Male
                                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                  • Other
                                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                  • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                  • Price, Quality

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Efficacious

                                  By Jon

                                  from Nashua, NH

                                  About Me Weight Gainer

                                  Pros

                                  • Builds Muscle
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Quickens Recovery Time
                                  • Tastes Good

                                  Cons

                                  • Has Side Effects

                                  Best Uses

                                  • After Workout
                                  • Before Bed
                                  • Breakfast
                                  • Everyday

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                  First time user I gained 10 lbs in 2 weeks by taking 1 scoop 3 times a day mixed with whole milk and by lifting weights for 30 min 3 times a week.
                                  All moderate gym.

                                  • Gender:
                                  • Male
                                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                  • Internet
                                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                  • Convenience, Price, Quality, Taste

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Recommend to anyone!!!

                                  By Magic Fan

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  About Me Average joe

                                  Pros

                                  • Builds Muscle
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Quickens Recovery Time

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • After Workout
                                    • Everyday
                                    • Morning

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                    This product helped me gain 8 pounds in one week. I'm a 19 year old male that is 5'9" and weighed about 143 pounds before trying this product. I do not lift but I do pullups, pushups, squats, situps and run close to every day. I eat anywhere from 2-3 meals a day and snack very lightly. When I started using this proudct I would split it into two seperate servings: one in the morning and one after a workout. The results were tremendous. I currently weigh 151 and I'm only half way done with the bag.

                                    • Gender:
                                    • Male
                                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                                    • Other
                                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                                    • Quality

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Really works!

                                    By XpiderMan

                                    from Texas

                                    About Me Hardgainer, Regular Gym Goer

                                    Pros

                                    • 1000 Calories Per Serv
                                    • No added sugar
                                    • Weight gainer

                                    Cons

                                    • Pricey Unless On Special

                                    Best Uses

                                    • After Workout
                                    • Everyday

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                    I'm a hard gainer and weight about 130 lbs. and started to work out to "to muscle up". At first, Muscle Juice was recommended to gain weight and was able to gain about 12 lbs in a few months. But after the product was hard to find in-stores, I had to find an alternative. I read good reviews about Serious Mass and after trying it for about a year, I slowly gained an extra 10 lbs. For years, my goal had always been to weight 160lbs, but after gaining those 10 pounds, this product only helped me maintain that weight, which I was okay with.

                                    It was not until recently that on a daily basis I took an extra half serving over the suggested use and helped me gain about eight pounds in just two weeks, meeting my goal of 160lb (which scared me since I've never been that heavy.) I stopped the extra servings and I'm now at 155 lbs, but confident that by taking extra servings, I can gain extra weight again.

                                    As far as flavors, I would recommend chocolate since for some reason dissolves better than vanilla. I mix it with 2% milk or whole milk.

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    GREAT PICK!

                                    By WRnumber8

                                    from Omaha, NE

                                    About Me Competitive Athlete, Speed

                                    Pros

                                    • Builds Muscle
                                    • Good Value
                                    • High Calories
                                    • Quickens Recovery Time
                                    • Tasty

                                    Cons

                                    • Get Big Too Fast

                                    Best Uses

                                    • After Workout
                                    • Before Bed

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                    I'm 28 5'9" 175. I'm an ex All American Track and Field athlete who now plays Semi-Pro football.

                                    This is a great product that tastes GREAT! Best ever in my opinion. I mix it with vanilla almond milk and either throw a banana or strawberries in for some extra calories. I workout at 5am on the weights, shake afterwards, then usually practice or track workout in the afternoon/evening. Then a shake at night. Never fails to put on the mass that I need.

                                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Not a bad product but i expected more.

                                    By GohanSS17

                                    from Turlock, CA

                                    About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Workout strictly

                                    Pros

                                    • Builds Muscle

                                    Cons

                                    • Tastes Bad

                                    Best Uses

                                    • After Workout
                                    • Before Bed
                                    • Everyday

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                    I bought this product expecting to gain at least 10 pounds from all of the great reviews i saw on vitamin Shoppe, but when i used this i only gained about 4 or 5 pounds which was a little exciting but not impressive, but i also have to remember i wasn't having like 6 meals a day i was eating a regular diet and i was splitting the serving size in half: one after my workout and one before bed. so i guess i would say if you want to gain some muscle with this product STUFF YOUR FACE AND EAT LIKE CRAZY! (good carbs not ice cream)

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Seriously-Massed!!!

                                    By B D

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Pros

                                    • Convenience
                                    • price
                                    • Quality
                                    • Satisfaction
                                    • value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                        As someone who needs the extra calories, but my work schedule prevents me from eating the 6 meals I should throughout the day, this stuff is convenient and delivers on efficacy and taste. as previous users mentioned, mixed with milk and ice cubes it's like soft serve ice-cream (which isn't a bad thing), but if that's not what you want, replace the milk with water. this is a keeper.

                                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This stuff worked

                                        By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                        from Undisclosed

                                        Pros

                                        • Convenience
                                        • price
                                        • Quality
                                        • Satisfaction
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                            First time user of "Serious Mass" and also found this to be really good. I'm 29 years old and weigh about 123 lbs (5 feet 5 inches) . By the time I was done with this (2-3) weeks I was at 130 lbs. This is the first time I was able to gain that much weight and keep it. I couldn't take the full 2 scoops so I drank 1 scoop for breakfast and 1 scoop after dinner. Sometimes I would take a 3rd scoop but not too often. I had to drink this with water because with milk it made my stomach too gassy. Definitely recommend this for any hard gainers, you won't be dissapointed if you take 2 scoops a day and eat properly. Going to buy my 2nd bag today.

                                            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            This Works

                                            By Calvin S

                                            from Undisclosed

                                            Pros

                                            • price
                                            • Quality
                                            • Satisfaction
                                            • value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                Im a first time user of "Serious Mass" and i found this product to be very good. Im 20 years old n i weighed 143 when i started using this. Now Im 150 after using one bag in about 2 weeks.. The scoops are big tho.. its like a laundry soap scoop. So don't let the 12 pounds confuse you. it'll last just as long as any weight gainer... I took one scoop at a time, one in the morning, one after my work out n one before i sleep at night. i drank it wit milk of course.. you don't need a blender to mix like the package stated but it would make it a lot smoother. My 2nd package should arrive today and ill review again to show my progress.. and yea it taste fine....

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                                                Why did you choose this?
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                                                Heard it was a good product.
                                                David F on Jun 18, 2016
                                                Great online reviews
                                                Eric G on Jun 8, 2016
                                                good deal
                                                Matthew F on Jun 11, 2016
                                                It's a good product and effective.
                                                Isaac M on May 25, 2016
                                                Hi, I'm a 20 y.o female who weighs about 108 lbs and I'm 5'7.. yea, not a pretty sight. I want to gain weight desperately but it's so hard because lately I have no appetite and my metabolism is crazy fast. I don't go to the gym because I'm scared of loosing weight. Is this powder for me?
                                                Jessica P on Oct 17, 2013
                                                when to use this product I mean when to drink before workout or after workout?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 4, 2013
                                                Best Answer: All four of my boys use or have used Serious Mass. It is filling, so after workout makes the most sense. Also before bedtime. Be careful not to let it replace regular meals. Add it to the normal amount of food you eat and you will see good results.
                                                Reply · Report · Kathryn T on Jun 16, 2013
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                                                Can i take this supplement as a breakfast meal instead since i have hard time to get to my breakfast....please help?
                                                Kevin D on Jul 17, 2013
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                                                Hi I am a skinny guy of 125 pounds of 24yrs.But look like a 18yrs guys which I hate it. I am trying hard to gain weight, but not able to gain weight. I am trying to figure the best weight gainer, I have dilema whether Serious Mass Chocolate would help me increasing my weight.Can any one help me in giving me the best advice?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 29, 2013
                                                Best Answer: This product is for you. All four of my boys use or have used Serious Mass. If you are lifting, drink after and before bed. Do not let it replace regular meals. It is very filling. Also, while gaining for football, their regular plates had lean protein, baked steak fries tossed in grape seed oil and lots of pasta with olive oil. They washed that all down with Serious Mass and got extreme results. I hope this helpful.
                                                Reply · Report · Kathryn T on Jun 16, 2013
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                                                this protein can help you build muscle mass, but does get you fat also ?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Nov 5, 2014
                                                Best Answer: Yes and no. It works, you will gain mass everywhere, that includes your belly too. Remember this stuff is loaded with carbs, i would only recconmend this product if you already have a GREAT cardio routine. Otherwise find something with fewer carbs (20-40grams). Id reccomend eating more. Every two and a half hours. At least 5-6 meals. Youll gain porportional mass. Youll look better.
                                                Reply · Report · Bobby M on Nov 6, 2014
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                                                Would you refer this to women? I need to gain weight and I eat a lot, but my metabolism is very fast; will this work for me?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 16, 2013
                                                Best Answer: If you were going to use this to gain weight, make sure you are exercising to gain muscle mass in combination. If you just take this alone you may gain unwanted fat in places where you do not want. Also I would only do about 1/2 a serving at a time or it also make you gain weight too fast. Assess the portions and up it to 3/4 or a full serving depending on your progress. Everybody is different but this is a good product.
                                                Reply · Report · Brandon H on Oct 17, 2013
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                                                I'm a female, how much will you recommend in me taking a day?
                                                courtney d on Feb 16, 2013
                                                Best Answer: It all depends on whether you want to gain weight (and how much) or are just taking this as a meal replacement. One scoop (1 cup) equals 600 calories. I, myself take one scoop with skim milk and other ingredients for breakfast that adds up to about 1000 calories.

                                                If you're bodybuilding or recovering from an illness and need to pack on pounds, I'd say take 2 scoops (one serving) which equals 1250 calories per day.
                                                Reply · Report · scott d on Feb 18, 2013
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                                                average weight gain rate with this product?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 16, 2013
                                                Best Answer: Hi, When my boys, 17 and 18 are working out and using this product, they will easily put on 10 to 12 lbs. in a month. It is necessary to add to your regular meal plan. Not to replace meals. My two older boys used Serious Mass when they were the same age and first getting into lifting. They had the same good result. I Hope this is helpful.
                                                Reply · Report · Kathryn T on Jun 16, 2013
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                                                How long does the bag last for if you are using 2 scoops per day like recommended?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 22, 2016
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                                                Are there any serious side affects?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Apr 3, 2015
                                                Best Answer: If you are not on a very strict diet such as keeping track of everything you eat, you will gain belly fat. I gained belly fat and I am a skinny guy naturally. I would suggest a regular protein, eat as much healthy food as possible and commit to a workout plan.
                                                Reply · Report · Christopher W on Apr 3, 2015
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                                                Should I use it while working out or take it once I am done from work out?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Sep 17, 2014
                                                Best Answer: After. If you use it during, you'll be bloated. You need the nutrients post workout.
                                                Reply · Report · Edin C on Sep 17, 2014
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                                                is this product effective?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Aug 6, 2014
                                                Best Answer: Depends. By itself, no. You gotta lift heavy, consistently, and you must eat real food, too.
                                                Reply · Report · Edin C on Sep 17, 2014
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                                                how good does it work?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Dec 29, 2013
                                                Best Answer: I've used Serious Mass since 2009. I was at 156 lbs with 23% body fat. I am now at 215 with 14% body fat. I don't think I could've acquired all these lean mass without the help of Serious Mass.
                                                Reply · Report · Erwin P on Dec 31, 2013
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                                                is it genuine or not??
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jan 20, 2015
                                                Best Answer: Not sure what you mean by genuine, but it's definitely a mass gainer. High calorie, high protein, kind of high carbs.

                                                When I was taking it I cut the serving size in half as full servings were too much. Instead I used it to supplement missing calories during the day.
                                                Reply · Report · Kyle R on Jan 20, 2015
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                                                I am a 15 year old male and am 5'7" 105lbs. Is this safe for me to use?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Mar 23, 2014
                                                Best Answer: Owe ya! All it is a high protein weight gainer. If you want to bulk more then tone this is a good source of protein to use. Also great for a post workout. Your muscles need a lot of protein after working out to grow.
                                                Reply · Report · Mike C on Apr 13, 2014
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                                                Would this supplement be taken instead of my daily Whey consumption?
                                                Joseph S on Feb 25, 2013
                                                Best Answer: No, you would still take your whey. This is a mass gainer so I wouldn't cut your other protein. That would hold your mass from peaking.
                                                Reply · Report · betty c on Mar 5, 2013
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                                                I am 16 and weight 160 pounds. I play football and run track. I'll start varsity for football at receiver and corner this coming season but ideally i want to weight about 180 pounds by football season putting on strength and speed. I work out 3 times a week at a facility. I take a teaspoon of creatine 3 times a week also. Would this be a good protein to use with this?
                                                devin s on Feb 18, 2013
                                                Best Answer: This is one of the better weight gainers/proteins you can get. More for your money and great results. I basically swear by this stuff, cause I too am an athlete and need a good source of protein while trying to bulk up. I tend to only do one scoopafter workout and before bed. It says two scoops is servicing size but I find it to have mud like taste if you end up doing that...way to thick and isn't great. Why I stick to the one scoop. I tend to mix it with a banana or peanut butter as well for extra with whole milk as well. Good luck on next season. I would try to stay away from the 3 scoops of creatine a week which is not nearly as much as u truly need but maybe looking into something else like kre alk or concrete. Anyway, hope that was helpful.
                                                Reply · Report · Joseph M on Feb 19, 2013
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                                                How long should you take this on a continuous basis? Are there any harmful side effects?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 19, 2016
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                                                how many years expairy does a serious mass has?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Feb 27, 2016
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                                                What is the expired date?
                                                Stefan B on Oct 29, 2015
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                                                Is this product NCAA certified?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Mar 9, 2015
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                                                Hi, I'm a cancer patient (fighter), and my weight is dropping and dropping fast. When I was diagnosed I was a regular at the gym,3 days a week, sometimes 4 and weighed 210lbs and in good shape. That was nice, I was happy.
                                                Now after doing chemo for four months I'm literally melting. I'm down to 164lbs.

                                                Q: Has anyone used this product like I intend to? How were your personal results, did the weight cope back, and did strength return?
                                                Carl W on May 11, 2014
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                                                Is the product NSF certified?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Feb 8, 2014
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                                                Do you begin to lose the weight gained after stopping? And does the 12 pound bag last long?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Aug 27, 2013
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                                                Do this product contain milk?....besides what you put in it yourself? Unfortunately, my body disagrees with milk, and I was wondering if milk was one of the hidden ingredients in this product? Please help me out! Thank you in advance.
                                                Desmen D on Sep 15, 2013
                                                Best Answer: It contains whey protein and calcium caseinate which are both from milk. I guess it depends on what exactly in the milk you are sensitive to.
                                                Reply · Report · Cameron H on Dec 10, 2013
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                                                Will this make me gain a lot of fat?
                                                Adam H on Apr 1, 2013
                                                Best Answer: Fat gain depends on usage. Cost effective supplement to bulk up. Other good alternatives are MuscleTech's Mass Tech or BSN True Mass.
                                                Reply · Report · Pramit R on Apr 1, 2013
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