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SHAKER CUP: Add 1 heaping scoop of PRO Gainer™ to 16oz of cold water and shake until thoroughly dissolved. TIP: Using milk will add additional calories, carbs and proteins to the nutrient profile of your gainer shake. You can also stack your shake with creatine and other size-supporting supplements.
ELECTRIC BLENDER: By using an electric blender, you can turn your gainer shake into a nutrient-dense mini meal. Add in fresh or frozen fruit, peanut butter, nuts, seeds and size-supporting supplements. TIP:Adding a couple of ice cubes can improve the consistency of your shake.
FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS: Use daily in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise including both strength and cardiovascular training.
SUGGESTED USE: For healthy adults, consume enough energy from a combination of high quality foods and supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.
|Serving Size 1 Heaping scoop|
|Servings Per Container 28|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Calories from Fat||70.00|
|Total Fat||8.00 g||12%|
|Saturated Fat||4.00 g||20%|
|Trans Fat||0.00 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||85.00 g||28%|
|Dietary Fiber||5.00 g||20%|
|** Daily Value (DV) not established|
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Protein Blend (Egg Albumen, Sweet Dairy Whey, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Concentrate), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Lipid Blend (Medium Chain Triglycerides, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), partially hydrolyzed guar gum, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Vitamin/Mineral Blend: (Biotin, Folic Acid, Selenomethionine, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Manganese Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Potassium Iodide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Cyanocobalamin, Chromium Polynicotinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ferric Orthophosphate, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Cupric Oxide, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Molybdenum AA Chelate, Boron Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Dimagnesium Phosphate), Salt, Carbogen, Aminogen®, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Lactase
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.
Warning: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DIABETICS AND HYPOGLYCEMICS SHOULD ONLY USE THIS UNDER THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED, LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR DIETICIAN.
Contains milk, egg, soy (lecithin), and wheat (glutamine peptides) ingredients.
Optimum Nutrition, Inc.
Sunrise, FL 33325
Whey protein is quick to digest and provides all of the protein building blocks - the amino acids. Our bodies cannot make some amino acids, and whey is ideal for meeting essential amino acid needs. Whey also supplies branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), and some research supports that they aid muscle recovery after hard workouts.
Compared with whey, casein is slower to digest, and results in a lower, yet more prolonged rise in blood amino acid levels, which may provide a particular advantage for body builders. At least one study supports that casein outshines whey in terms of promoting strength and lean body mass gains in people following a structured weight-training plan.
Rice protein is less likely to create allergic reactions than other proteins, and it comes from a plant, making it appropriate for vegetarians. Another potential advantage is that rice protein contains a high proportion of arginine, an amino acid that can dilate blood vessels, possibly enhancing blood flow to muscles. Rice is not a "complete" protein however; it doesn't supply all of the essential amino acids. Some products combine rice protein with proteins from sources like soy or milk to make it complete.
Egg protein is ideal for people who are looking to build new muscle. It has a very high protein efficiency ratio (PER), which is one measure of how well our bodies can use any particular form of protein. The higher the PER, the more efficiently our bodies can use that protein when we eat it. Egg is off the charts in terms of PER. Egg protein also is a complete protein, and is a good source of essential and branched chain amino acids. Egg protein powder is made from egg whites, and comes in a convenient, pasteurized powder form.
Soy protein is a high-quality plant protein that provides all essential amino acids, making it a good option for vegetarians. For the body to best utilize soy protein, vegetarians should also eat grain or dairy within a few days. Soy protein comes in two basic forms: soy protein isolate and soy protein concentrate. Soy protein isolate is the most highly purified form, and has a minimum protein content of 90%. Soy protein concentrate contains more carbohydrates, and has a protein content of approximately 70%. Concentrates tend to cost a little less, but if you find soy protein concentrate doesn't agree with you, try isolate, which is easier for some people to digest.
With protein, as with many nutrients, more is not always better. According to Dr. Doug Paddon-Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Director of Exercise Studies, "30 grams of protein appears to stimulate maximum muscle synthesis. For athletes, each meal and snack is a chance to hit the 30 gram mark, giving your body several opportunities each day to maximize muscle growth and repair."
Another reason to spread protein evenly through the day is simple efficiency. "Given that your body won't use much beyond 30 grams of protein at a time, it doesn't make sense to load up with more than this," says Paddon-Jones.