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      Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass (12 Pound Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Serving Size: 2 HEAPING SCOOPS

      • Number Of Servings: 16 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($3.69 / serving)

      • Weight: 197 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, youve got nothing to lose and lots to gain. Weve 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. Its time to stop thinking small; get serious Serious Mass.

      Directions
      Add 2 heaping scoops of Serious Mass to a large blender filled with 24 oz. of cold water or milk. Blend on high speed for 45 seconds or until thoroughly mixed. For maximum weight gain, take three servings daily; one in the morning, another in the afternoon and a final serving at bedtime(20 minutes before going to sleep).

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      Serious Mass Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 2 HEAPING SCOOPS

      Servings Per Container 16.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 1250  N/A*
      Calories From Fat 40  N/A*
      Total Fat 4.5 Gm 7%
      Saturated Fat 3 Gm 15%
      Cholesterol 75 Mg 25%
      Total Carbohydrate 252 Gm 84%
      Sugars 40 Gm N/A*
      Protein 50 Gm 100%
      Vitamin A(100% As Beta Carotene) 5000 IU 100%
      Vitamin C 60 Mg 100%
      Vitamin D 200 IU 50%
      Vitamin E 30 IU 100%
      Thiamin 5 Mg 330%
      Riboflavin 5 Mg 290%
      Niacin 50 Mg 250%
      Vitamin B6 5 Mg 250%
      Folic Acid 400 Mcg 100%
      Vitamin B12 200 Mcg 330%
      Biotin 300 Mcg 100%
      Pantothenic Acid 100 Mg 1000%
      Calcium 730 Mg 70%
      Iron 6 Mg 35%
      Phosphorus 350 Mg 35%
      Iodine 75 Mcg 50%
      Magnesium 186 Mg 45%
      Zinc 30 Mg 200%
      Selenium 200 Mcg 290%
      Copper 1 Mg 50%
      Manganese 10 Mg 500%
      Chromium 600 Mcg 500%
      Molybdenum 150 Mcg 200%
      Sodium 600 Mg 25%
      Potassium 1230 Mg 35%
      Choline 250 Mg N/A*
      Inositol 250 Mg N/A*
      Paba 5 Mg N/A*
      Creatine Monohydrate 1 Gm N/A*
      L-Glutamine 500 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Complex carbohydrates, proprietary protein blend(whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, egg albumen, l-glutamine), artificial flavor, serious mass vitamin & mineral blend(potassium phosphate, choline bitartrate, magnesium aspartate, beta carotene, inositol, d-calcium pantothenate, zinc citrate, ascorbic acid, boron amino acid chelate, niacinamide,manganase glycinate, kelp, d-alpha tocopherol succinate, ferrous fumarate, copper gluconate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, para-aminobenzoic acid, chromium picolinate, selenium glycinatem, molybdenum glycinate, vitamin D3, folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalamin), medium chain triglycerides, creatine monohydrate, acesulfame potassium.

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      Optimum NutritionSerious Mass - 12 Pound Powder
       
      4.6

      (based on 21 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (15)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      94%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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              • Was this a gift?:
              • No (17)

            Most Liked Positive Review

             

            Does what it says!

            I'm 63 and started a weightlifting regimen last September. My problem is getting and keeping weight on. I'm 6'2" and weighed 160 two weeks ago when I started on the 12-lb...Read complete review

            I'm 63 and started a weightlifting regimen last September. My problem is getting and keeping weight on. I'm 6'2" and weighed 160 two weeks ago when I started on the 12-lb bag of Serious Mass because I'm serious about putting on muscle mass where it counts. Now I'm up to 169 and have incrementally added weight to all my reps in two different lifting programs. Yes, a little weight is going to my belly so I'm doing some ab work between lifting days. But I'm beginning to feel growth in my arms and chest. I took the advice of other reviewers here and got vanilla because it is easy to mask with other flavors. I don't use the scoop provided but use about 5 tablespoons in three daily shakes. Besides banana, I also use ice, yogurt, oatmeal (powdered in blender), banana, peanut butter, 2% milk and green tea. A good substitute for banana is cooked sweet potato which is very rich in nutrients besides thickening the shake. Sweet potatoes are orange which means a higher beta carotene content rather than white/yellow yams which are okay but not as nutritious. Add cinnamon, too. (I use a hand blender, Bamix, which cuts clean-up time!) Serious Mass mixes well and doesn't have that gritty taste other supplements can have. I'll probably buy another 12-pounder in about a three weeks to get to my 185 goal and go on maintenance intake for another three months. I still take a 30-minute walk 3-4X week to keep the BP down so gaining and holding weight could take awhile. The other thing about SM is that it seems to stimulate appetite which has been my chronic problem. For the first time in my life I'm eating a decent breakfast daily. In short, if you're chronically skinny or are recovering from a health issue, Serious Mass is the solution for serious results.

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            Most Liked Negative Review

             

            So So

            So I only gain 5 pounds after drinking this ten pound bag in 30 days. I dont see this product gaining me any additional pounds and I have plateaued. I eat between 3,000 to...Read complete review

            So I only gain 5 pounds after drinking this ten pound bag in 30 days. I dont see this product gaining me any additional pounds and I have plateaued. I eat between 3,000 to 4,000 calories a month so this is 1/4 of my intake. Now the first week this stuff tasted great but after a while it made me sick just thinking about it. This is an excellent product for the price and calories alone however when they say "two scoops" its two 1 cups which is allot of powder to put in 8oz of milk. So I took this drink twice a day at half servings. I bought this product again to see if there is any benefit after three months. I also had the buy glutamine to increase recovery because serious mass is a little low. I really liked EAS Mass Factor even though the taste was the worst.

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            4.0

            Good weight gainer

            By tch82

            from California

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                  I have been drinking this for a couple of years. It works well as a weight gainer. I use it also as a meal replacement. Drinking a lot of this at once makes me tired so I portion it out in multiple servings throughout a day. The serving scoop they give you is huge and I find using a smaller scoop (the ones you get with their whey protein) works better for my needs. I'm not looking to pack on a lot of pounds right away so I drink about half of the recommended serving size. One bag usually lasts me about a month.

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                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does what it says!

                  By San Diego Dave

                  from San Diego, CA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't clump
                  • easy to
                  • Easy To Change Flavor
                  • Easy to mix

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                      I'm 63 and started a weightlifting regimen last September. My problem is getting and keeping weight on. I'm 6'2" and weighed 160 two weeks ago when I started on the 12-lb bag of Serious Mass because I'm serious about putting on muscle mass where it counts. Now I'm up to 169 and have incrementally added weight to all my reps in two different lifting programs. Yes, a little weight is going to my belly so I'm doing some ab work between lifting days. But I'm beginning to feel growth in my arms and chest. I took the advice of other reviewers here and got vanilla because it is easy to mask with other flavors. I don't use the scoop provided but use about 5 tablespoons in three daily shakes. Besides banana, I also use ice, yogurt, oatmeal (powdered in blender), banana, peanut butter, 2% milk and green tea. A good substitute for banana is cooked sweet potato which is very rich in nutrients besides thickening the shake. Sweet potatoes are orange which means a higher beta carotene content rather than white/yellow yams which are okay but not as nutritious. Add cinnamon, too. (I use a hand blender, Bamix, which cuts clean-up time!) Serious Mass mixes well and doesn't have that gritty taste other supplements can have. I'll probably buy another 12-pounder in about a three weeks to get to my 185 goal and go on maintenance intake for another three months. I still take a 30-minute walk 3-4X week to keep the BP down so gaining and holding weight could take awhile. The other thing about SM is that it seems to stimulate appetite which has been my chronic problem. For the first time in my life I'm eating a decent breakfast daily. In short, if you're chronically skinny or are recovering from a health issue, Serious Mass is the solution for serious results.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass

                      By Jackie

                      from Independence, Ky

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great For Feeding Tube
                      • Great Source Of Nutrition
                      • Great Weight Gainer 60lb
                      • Love Home Delivery
                      • Vanilla Doesn't Stain

                      Cons

                      • 7 Price Jump Per Bag
                      • Chocolate Flavor Stains
                      • Product Is Sticky

                      Best Uses

                      • Use In A Feeding Tube

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                      My husband's main source nutrition, he has a feeding tube.

                      It has helped him gain 60lbs in the past year, he is a cancer patient and was down to 113lbs.

                      Price jumped $7.00 in the last month for each 12 lb bag.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      buy vanilla mass

                      By lou

                      from santa clarita

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                      good

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Help with weight loss during cancer!

                      By Kat

                      from Woodbridge, VA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cancer

                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                          My husband has base of the tongue cancer. After radiation and chemo he was unable to eat and was losing weight rapidly. Everything he tried to eat was painful to swallow. One of the sales people at Vitamin Shoppe recommended trying Serious Mass and it worked so well that I wanted to tell everyone about it. Doctors are very happy with his progress and ability to gain his weight with these shakes. He doesn't eat very much right now but 2 of these shakes a day help him gain the weight back and keep his nutrient levels up. I recommend it to anyone in this situation. I truly believe it has been the reason he is still alive other than of course the chemo and radiation. i wish someone would have told me about this when my daughter was sick with cancer. Maybe it would have helped her too.

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                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Serious Mass Vanilla

                          By JT

                          from Denver, CO

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                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                This product is great if you're looking to keep or gain weight. Due to my high motabolism, I need A LOT of calories to keep my weight. Also, I work out so this protein powder is great post-work out. Only down side is you have to use 1-2 HUGE scoops of the stuff and it can make your shake pretty thick. After my work out I use milk, oatmeal, strawberries, banana, and this protein mix. Works great!

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                                • No

                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The stuff works!

                                By CRGQ

                                from Ponce, PR

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                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                      Its been 11 days since I got the mass gainer and I have gained 10 pounds. If you are looking to gain some weight, this is the best product out there.

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                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Got my weight up

                                      By Venni Vetti Vecci

                                      from Hartford, CT

                                      Pros

                                      • It works
                                      • Mix Very Easily
                                      • taste is ok

                                      Cons

                                      • Extra Big Scooper
                                      • Foams When Mixed

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Before Bed

                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                      4 Stars only because, the product isn't perfect to me. It has a extra extra large scoop and when mixed it foams, even in the blender. The taste is a light on flavor even after using two giant scoops which is good thing to me because, i cant stand very sweet protein or the ones that taste chalky. What you waiting for order it and get your weight up!

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                                      5.0

                                      Back for More

                                      By Carolyn

                                      from North Carolina

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Pros

                                      • Flavor
                                      • Healthy Weight Gain
                                      • Pricing
                                      • Speedy delivery
                                      • Volume

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Blended With Fruit

                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                        My son uses this product in his weight gaining endeavor. He takes it dry to the gym and adds water within a half hour after his workout. Sometimes, he adds milk, chocolate & peanut butter. He has a high metabolism but this is helping him keep the muscle mass he's working so hard to achieve.

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                                        5.0

                                        YOU TRYING TO BUILD MUSCLE?

                                        By Fan Of ON

                                        from Orange, ca

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                                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                              Thats very nice,,Try this!

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                                              4.0

                                              Great Product, Great Taste

                                              By Skinny Guy

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              Pros

                                              • calories
                                              • Ingredients
                                              • Taste

                                              Cons

                                              • Scoop size

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                Purchased this product to gain some pounds as I'm a skinny guy with fast metabolism. This product is great. Though I forgot to weigh myself before I started I noticed I have gained some pounds over my usual weight. This item tastes great and is not too chalky. I usually add fruits and peanut butter to add more calories. The only problem I have is the super large scoop which can get messy.

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                                                • No

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Glad I bought it

                                                By One happy customer

                                                from New Jersey

                                                Pros

                                                • Put On Weight Quick
                                                • Taste good

                                                Cons

                                                • Makes You Feel Bloated
                                                • Too Much To Drink

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Before Bed
                                                • Post-workout
                                                • Pre-Workout

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                I've always been a pretty lean kid growing up and struggled to put on any weight no matter how much I worked out. When I first started taking this I was 5'7 and weighed 138. After about 1 month of taking Serious Mass I weighed 145. I honestly think I could've gained more if I took it more than once everyday. When I was finished with the product I was recieving compliments by plenty of friends and family. Would recommened to anyone who is trying to put on some weight :D

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                                                • No

                                                (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                3.0

                                                Alas, this will be my last bag

                                                By adjaxsen

                                                from Inglewood, Ca.

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Meal Supplement
                                                • Good taste
                                                • Mixes Well With Milk Etc

                                                Cons

                                                • I Tried Better Ones
                                                • Mostly A Weight Gainer

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Meal supplement
                                                • Weight Gainer

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                Every Sunday I thank God for the body he has given me by going to 24 Hour Fitness. Bench Press: 3 warm up sets with 135lbs @ 15 reps; 6 sets with 225 lbs @ 5 reps; and 3 sets with 185 @ 7-8 reps. Next I grab the 80 lbs bar bell: 6 sets of bicep curls (standing up) @ 9-12 reps; and 6 sets of triceps extensions (lying down) @ 8-10 reps. This usually takes an hour and thirty minutes. Then I wrap it up with 3 sets squats @10 reps with 135 lbs. I also do a fast run on the tread mill for about 2 minutes just to get the blood flowing on the days I have to force myself to go to the gym (Like the Almond Joy commercial says: "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.")
                                                That said, this is my first time trying Serious Mass. I was using Up Your Mass, but the sucralose was giving me headaches (I guess the FDA figured that a little discomfort should not stand in the way of profits, and their kickback.)
                                                I also tried Russian Bear 5000 which was pretty decent. I might give them another chance after I finish this 12 lbs bag of Serious Mass. So what did I like or dislike about Serious Mass? First, I expected one, maybe two, extra reps on my 225 lbs bench press because of the Creatine Monohydrate but it didn't happen. In fact, I started feeling the burn way too early in my 3 warm up sets with 135 lbs. Increasing the Creatine to maybe 6-9 grams per half serving would definitely reduce the burn. While they're at it, they should just do a major overhaul. After all, if you're claiming the name "Serious Mass" then I expect to see no less than three more reps with 225 lbs. I'd be willing to accept 3 lbs less for the same price if the stuff were more serious and more concentrated (Up Your Mass's scoop looks like a thimble compared to Serious Mass's scoop.)
                                                Serious Mass is really great if you don't have time for breakfast, lunch, or diner! But if you're expecting more reps to gain more strength, size, and muscle, then the jury is still deliberating.
                                                Alas, this will be my last bag of Serious Mass, but if Optimum Nutrition comes up with an extra reps version, or "ER2", then I'd definitely try it. Maybe Optimum Nutrition will do sequels a la Bruce Willis: Serious Mass; Seriously Massive; Get Seriously Massive or Die Trying; A Good Day to Get Seriously Massive …

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                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                worth its weight

                                                By karen`

                                                from woodbridge,nj

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Value
                                                • Taste great

                                                Cons

                                                • Scoop Too Big

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Weight gain

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                Bought for my husband after a bout with cancer, He had lost over 30 lbs. He has put on over 33 lbs since he started drinking this product (vanilla) For a change he adds a scoop of ice cream, coffee and LOVES IT!!!He drinks a glass every day! and i usually sip on it when he isn't looking!! Great value and plenty of calories .

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                                                • No
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                great gains

                                                By jim

                                                from thornton co

                                                Pros

                                                • Price Gains

                                                Cons

                                                • Big Scoop Doesnt Mix Well

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Morning Night Training

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                it was great tryed it for the 1st time gained 12.5 pounds in 3 weeks the only bad thing is that the scoop is huge

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                                                • No

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Serious Mass

                                                By Jackie

                                                from Independence, Ky

                                                See all my reviews

                                                Pros

                                                • Delivery Is Quick
                                                • Love Ordering On-line
                                                • Love the coupons

                                                Cons

                                                • Chocolate Stains
                                                • VERY sticky

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Only Source Of Nutrition

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                My husband is a cancer patient with a feeding tube and recently lost a lot of weight. His physical therapist told me about this product and where to get it. He has gained his weight back, we love the product. The only thing I don't like is how sticky it is and the chocolate flavor stains which is why we get vanilla.

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                                                • No

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Does what you expect.

                                                By Grant

                                                from NY

                                                Pros

                                                • Actually works
                                                • Flavor
                                                • Highest Calorie Shake
                                                • price

                                                Cons

                                                • Huge Scooper

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Getting Huge

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                I used this product three seperate times. The first two times I used serious mass I wasn't ready for it. You need to be commited to bulking especially if you've always been skinny. It's uncomfortable. So anyway onto the product. I add two scoops to 24oz of whole milk with two spoonfuls of peanut butter and some ice into a blender. That adds up to just about 2000 calories. I drink half when i get up and half right after my workout. On non training days i drink it whenever i can. The most important part to putting on size with this product is to continue eatting and not just drink the shake. It's guna fill you up and you're going to be uncomfortable, but sometimes to look good you gotta suffer. IT's thick and it gets clumpy when put into a shaker. Dont try to put two sccops into a shaker. It wont work. You might also want to use a pre workout because once you drink a shake like this you don't want to move. I put on 6 pounds with one bag. Some fat some muscle, but if you have a fast matabolism burning off a little fat wont be a problem.

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                                                5.0

                                                Good stuff !!

                                                By Joe GAINS

                                                from Miami, Fl

                                                Pros

                                                • Low fat
                                                • Taste
                                                • Whey Protein Blend

                                                Cons

                                                • Texture A Bit Grainy

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Meal replacement
                                                • Post workout

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                I've been using Serious Mass to help meet my daily caloric needs. I'm currently bulking and it fits perfectly into my nutrition regimen. I take 1 scoop post-workout and another scoop in between lunch and dinner. I just finished my first bag and I'm ordering another one. Vanilla tastes great!

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                                                • No

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                If you are SUPER SLIM this product works

                                                By Rolando super slim boy

                                                from ft lauderdale

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                I have struggled my ENTIRE life with my weight. I have tried EVERY product out there and NOTHING has worked, some have even made me LOSE weight!! lol This product is great! Puts on weight FAST and builds up your strength i put on 6 lbs in the first 5 days!! It tastes great too, just mix in blender well. I have been using vanilla and just ordered 2 12 lbs bags, one in vanilla and now chocolate since it tastes great. This product has changed my life thank you!

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Review

                                                By Frank

                                                from Missouri

                                                Pros

                                                • Bulk Up
                                                • Taste good

                                                Cons

                                                • Big Scoop

                                                Best Uses

                                                • After workout

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                I'm a 19 year old, 5'5 male that weighed 110 pounds before taking this roughly 2 months ago. I now weigh 130 pounds. It works great I will continue to take it. I take it once every day after a meal, or if I lift that day then I will take it after my workout. I do weight training 4 days a week. From being 110 pounds to 130 I couldn't be happier. I'm going to try to put on some more though. Only con is chunks in it and big scooper, so nothing serious.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                3.0

                                                So So

                                                By Gerard

                                                from New Jersey

                                                See all my reviews

                                                Pros

                                                • cheap
                                                • High Calories

                                                Cons

                                                • Taste Will Get To You

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Gaining 5 Lbs

                                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - 12 Pound Powder:

                                                So I only gain 5 pounds after drinking this ten pound bag in 30 days. I dont see this product gaining me any additional pounds and I have plateaued. I eat between 3,000 to 4,000 calories a month so this is 1/4 of my intake. Now the first week this stuff tasted great but after a while it made me sick just thinking about it. This is an excellent product for the price and calories alone however when they say "two scoops" its two 1 cups which is allot of powder to put in 8oz of milk. So I took this drink twice a day at half servings. I bought this product again to see if there is any benefit after three months. I also had the buy glutamine to increase recovery because serious mass is a little low. I really liked EAS Mass Factor even though the taste was the worst.

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                                                When you need a meal substitute this is great. High Calories, low sugar, great source of protein
                                                Jonathan M on Jul 27, 2015
                                                I need the extra calories to gain size, and the reviews were great for this item.
                                                Chris J on Jun 4, 2015
                                                does what it says and tastes great
                                                Tanner L on Jul 14, 2015
                                                Need to gain weight.
                                                doria f on Apr 22, 2015
                                                Also in correlation with my last question, I want to get serious about weightlifting and get bigger in muscle, is this the right product to get?
                                                Gabriel M on Jan 6, 2014
                                                Best Answer: This product acts as a meal replacer. If your trying to gain and maintain weight, this is a good product to use. I regularly still eat my breakfast and dinner, and use this as a bedtime snack just because you gain more if eating before bed. It taste the best with milk, but I warn you to ease into it, because it is so thick, you may wanna only start using one scoop the first few days. I also use more milk than recommended on the package just to thin out the mixture. To forewarn you with this item, it is very sticky and does not mix well by hand so be sure to clean your blender thoroughly, especially around the blades. As far as supplements after lifting, I would recommend using WHEY Protein powder and drink a serving of it after lifting. The best thing to do is eat/mix it with peanut butter and ice cream. Look at the nutrition facts on a jar of peanut butter and you'll be surprised how much protein is in a single serving. Just load on proteins to build muscle; eggs, baked chicken, etc. I hope this helps.
                                                Reply · Report · Jay M on Jan 8, 2014
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                                                I'm just wondering if I can use this to get muscle mass faster. I'm a 16 year old guy, 5'10" and 188 pounds right now. I'm in good shape, my arms are bigger than most kids my age, but I'm wondering if when you use this, because you intake so many calories, do you eat anything else throughout the day? And also when should you take it? throughout the day? Right before or after or during your workout? Someone please help! Thanks!
                                                Gabriel M on Jan 6, 2014
                                                Best Answer: Serious Mass is a great supplement for people looking to put on weight. More specifically, it's meant for people who have trouble putting on weight (hard-gainers), you know those skinny guys, like myself, who eat and eat, and eat just as much ,or more, than every other normal person, but it still doesn't show when they step on the scale.

                                                Serious Mass is a supplement, not a replacement, for meals. Which means, it's meant to be taken in between your normal breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. The idea is, you are basically doubling the amount of calories you would normally take in one day.

                                                At 5'10" and 188 pounds, it sounds like your body already has good mass. And, at 16 years of age, your body is still growing and gaining on it's own just fine without the need of a supplement like Serious Mass. Trust me, you are lucky to have a good foundation to start from.

                                                If I were you, I would just maintain whatever food intake you are already consuming and add something like a whey protein shake directly after your workouts. Protein is absolutely the most important nutrient for muscle growth.

                                                Supplements can be a big help, but more importantly, your muscle mass will mostly depend on how much and how often you lift weights. But, again, at 16, there's no rush, let nature take its course, your potential will only get higher.
                                                Reply · Report · Jose C on Jan 6, 2014
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                                                Are there any side effects of it?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 10, 2013
                                                Best Answer: Both my teenage sons weight lift and have been using Serious Mass for the last year. They seem to really like it and have never mentioned anything negative. However, I can not answer if it works as suggested because the recommended serving would never fit in the blender (the scoop it twice the size of a normal one) and you're suppose to use 2 scoops. They use 1/2 at best as a post workout drink.
                                                I like it because all my boys are active and it makes a perfect supplement to their diet and you can't beat the price!
                                                Reply · Report · stacey g on Jun 10, 2013
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                                                Is the calorie listed per serving using milk or water?
                                                Timothy B on Jan 7, 2015
                                                Best Answer: Hi Timothy, the 1,250 calories per serving listed on the label is if mixed in water; 1,640 calories when made with low fat milk.
                                                Reply · Report · jon f on Jan 7, 2015
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                                                Does the vanilla taste good?
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jul 6, 2013
                                                Best Answer: I think it's better than the chocolate since I find it easier on my taste to add some fruit to vanilla than it is to chocolate.
                                                Reply · Report · ashraf e on Jul 6, 2013
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                                                Are there any side effects?
                                                Nicole W on Jan 26, 2015
                                                Best Answer: No side effects for me, although I have heard some people say that a full serving upsets their stomach- so they take half serving instead. Hope that helps
                                                Reply · Report · Justin M on Jan 27, 2015
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                                                i am so thin.i eat to much food bt its not work.so if i get this medicine it wiil work????
                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jan 3, 2015
                                                Best Answer: This is not medicine, but a food supplement. Use this in combination with a healthy diet and careful weight training and you will gain lean healthy weight. Of course, before you do anything you should get checked out by a doctor to see if a medical problem is the reason for your inability to gain weight and/or you are healthy enough for exercise.
                                                Reply · Report · Hal D on Jan 7, 2015
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                                                Can women take this product?
                                                Manuel C on Oct 5, 2014
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                                                for weight gain optimum how palatable is it. I prefer one with high fructose?
                                                Carolin B on Aug 4, 2014
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