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THE BIGGER PICTURE OF WEIGHT-GAIN
Serious weight gain requires serious calories. However, those who need the extracalories most often have the toughest time consuming enough of them. For manyaspiring 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 ofcarbohydrates, and 25 vitamins & minerals with added glutamine and creatine into every serving. It’s time to stop thinking small; get serious – Serious Mass.

BEYOND THE BASICS
  • 1,250 calories per serving in water; 1,630-plus calories when made with low fat milk.
  • 50 grams of protein from a combination of faster andslower 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.

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

Supplement Facts

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 (see “Supercharge Your Serious Mass” below) 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.daily for the first week and then gradually increase to 1 or
more full servings several times a day.

Serious Mass is a substantial weight-gain supplement that can
be used to feed serious calorie needs in a variety of different
ways.

BETWEEN MEALS: Drink ½ -1 serving of Serious Mass between
meals to maintain positive nitrogen balance and support a
high-calorie diet. POST-WORKOUT: Begin drinking ½ -1 serving
of Serious Mass 30-45 minutes following exercise to support
maximum recovery. BEFORE BED: Drink ½ -1 serving of Serious
Mass about 45-60 minutes before bed to provide nutrients to
recovering muscle throughout the night.

Serving Size 334 g (one scoop)
Servings Per Container 16
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 1250.00
Calories from Fat 35.00
Total Fat 4.00 g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.50 g 13%
Cholesterol 80.00 mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 253.00 g 84%
Sugars 20.00 g
Protein 50.00 g 100%
Vitamin A 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin A 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C 60.00 mg 100%
Vitamin C 60.00 mg 100%
Vitamin D 200.00 IU 50%
Vitamin D 200.00 IU 50%
Vitamin E 30.00 IU 100%
Vitamin E 30.00 IU 100%
Thiamin 4.80 mg 320%
Thiamin 4.80 mg 320%
Riboflavin 4.00 mg 235%
Riboflavin 4.00 mg 235%
Niacin 50.00 mg 250%
Niacin 50.00 mg 250%
Vitamin B6 5.00 mg 250%
Vitamin B6 5.00 mg 250%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 10.00 mcg 167%
Vitamin B12 10.00 mcg 167%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid 25.00 mg 250%
Pantothenic Acid 25.00 mg 250%
Calcium 630.00 mg 63%
Calcium 630.00 mg 63%
Iron 5.00 mg 28%
Iron 5.00 mg 28%
Phosphorus 460.00 mg 46%
Phosphorus 460.00 mg 46%
Iodine 150.00 mcg 100%
Iodine 150.00 mcg 100%
Magnesium 140.00 mg 35%
Magnesium 140.00 mg 35%
Zinc 15.00 mg 100%
Zinc 15.00 mg 100%
Selenium 70.00 mcg 100%
Selenium 70.00 mcg 100%
Copper 1.00 mg 50%
Copper 1.00 mg 50%
Manganese 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese 2.00 mg 100%
Chromium 120.00 mcg 100%
Chromium 120.00 mcg 100%
Molybdenum 75.00 mcg 100%
Molybdenum 75.00 mcg 100%
Sodium 430.00 mcg 18%
Sodium 430.00 mcg 18%
Potassium 970.00 mg 28%
Potassium 970.00 mg 28%
Creatine Monohydrate 1.00 g 0%
Creatine Monohydrate 1.00 g 0%
L-Glutamine 500.00 mg 0%
L-Glutamine 500.00 mg 0%
Glutamine Peptides 500.00 mg 0%
Glutamine Peptides 500.00 mg 0%
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 250.00 mg 0%
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 250.00 mg 0%
Inositol 250.00 mg 0%
Inositol 250.00 mg 0%
PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 5.00 mg 0%
PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 5.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Maltodextrin, protein blend (whey protein concentrate, calucium caseinate, egg albumen, sweet dairy whey), protein blend (whey protein concentrate, calucium caseinate, egg albumen, sweet dairy whey), artificial flavors, artificial flavors, Vitamin and Mineral blend (Biotin, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Selenomethionine, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Riboflavin, Copper Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate, Cyanocobalamin, Chromium Polynicotinate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Magnesium Aspartate, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Citrate, Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Panthothenate), d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Beta Carotene, zinc citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, niacinamide), Vitamin and Mineral blend (Biotin, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Selenomethionine, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Riboflavin, Copper Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate, Cyanocobalamin, Chromium Polynicotinate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Magnesium Aspartate, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Citrate, Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Panthothenate), d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Beta Carotene, zinc citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, niacinamide), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Lecithin, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Do not use this product if you are pregnant, nursing or trying to get pregnant. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medication or have any medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat (Glutamine Peptides) and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

©2007 OPTIMUM NUTRITION, INCSunrise, FL 33325

Health Notes

Pumping Up? How to Pick Your Protein Supplement

Pumping Up? How to Pick Your Protein Supplement
Pumping Up? How to Pick Your Protein Supplement
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Our protein supplement guide will help you excel on the court, in the gym, or on the road
If you take your workouts seriously, nutrition should be top of mind too. Protein is a great place to start, and focusing on getting the right types of protein, in the right amounts, and at the right times is key. Our protein supplement guide will help you meet your wellness goals, potentially improving your performance on the court, in the gym, or on the road.

What type?

Whey

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.

Casein

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

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

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

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.

How much?

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.

When?

  • Breakfast-To support muscle building first thing in the morning, try trading traditional carb-heavy breakfast foods for more protein-rich options, such as a powder protein supplement mixed with milk and cereal.
  • If you're heading into a long strength-training session-Sipping a casein-based protein supplement prior to and during your workout will give muscles sustained access to amino acids. If taken in the evening, casein can provide a steady supply of amino acids while you're sleeping.
  • Immediately pre- or post-workout-Especially if your workout includes aerobic or circuit training, protein manufacturers recommend a whey protein-based liquid or powder supplement.
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
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Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla
 
4.6

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Builds muscle (16)
  • Good value (14)
  • Tasty (11)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (9)
  • Boosts energy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (15)
    • After workout (11)
    • Before workout (6)
    • Daily use (5)
    • Before bed (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (10), Health conscious (4)
      • Gender:
      • Male (3)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 1-2 supplements daily (3)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (3)

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    5.0

    Great product

    By alfredsneed

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Health Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Simple To Take
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Supplement A Meal

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

      taste good, dissolves well.

       
      5.0

      Great Product!

      By cooperroy11

      from Londonderry, NH

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Simple To Take
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

        This is the best mass gainer. I took half a serving everyday and I gained five lbs from one bag compared to others I've tried where I didn't gain anything. Overall great product

         
        4.0

        Does What it Says on the Tin!

        By danny.mccarthy

        from Los Angeles, California

        About Me Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

          Ive actually been using this product for a while now. As I am an athlete continuously running in 100 degree heat which means I suffer serious weight loss accompanied with a super effective metabolism so I needed to find something to help maintain my weight when running and working out.

          This stuff was very good, I felt the recovery phase immediately after taking it & I also felt the weight being packed on even the next day. Honestly I probably don't use it as often and ritually as described but if I notice the difference so can you.

          Recommended. Dan!

           
          4.0

          Inexpensive but Effective

          By druidfluid

          from Carbondale, IL

          About Me Health Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

            I use this to gain weight and to build muscle mass. I use it in conjunction with protein powder, and have seen great results. The taste is not especially good, but it's not bad, either.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love this stuff

            By lloydpurnell

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Effective
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Supplement A Meal

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

              I have a super high metabolism. I have weighed 135 for my entire adult life. About a year ago I tried this product for the first time and was happy to find that it helped me gain 15 lbs in about a month. I have been using it again recently and have put on another 10 lbs. Thank you to the makers of Serious Mass because nothing else worked...

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best mass gainer ever

              By joelsmontero

              from miami, fl

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Builds Muscle
              • Good Value
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Before Bed

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

                best mass gainner ever. if you wanna gain weight this is what you have been looking for!!!!

                • Where did you hear about this product?:
                • Email
                • 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

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Enough

                By Quintuson

                from Victoria, BC

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                Pros

                • Effective
                • Mixes Well
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                • Gas
                • Stomach pains

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Before Bed

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

                I usually mixed up a shake, in a blender, either before bed or after a workout. I used half servings and was surprised how good it tasted but make sure you don't drink it too fast. I found that if I just chugged it I got really bad stomach pains. Bottom line is it tasted great and gets the job done.

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 1-2 Supplements Daily

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing weight gain, plus stomach pains

                By kendalllowe08

                from Texas

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Builds Muscle
                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                • Bad gas
                • Has Side Effects
                • Stomach pains

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Before Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

                I was stuck at 170lbs for a year and after take\ing three bags of this stuff im now up too 182lbs. helped me better than any weight gainer but i had terrible digestion, stomach pains, and terrible farts. But overall it did what i wanted it too do but killed me on the inside, had too poop atleast three times a day on this aswell. but good product, try in a blender with milk, ice , and peanut butter its amazing and big calories

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                • Quality

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great value, provides the calories!

                By shottgun501

                from Richmond, va.

                About Me Competitive Athlete

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

                  Bieng very busy , i use this when i can't get a full meal in and really works and tastes great! Thanks

                  • 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

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By d_rd22

                  from Moses Lake, WA

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass - Vanilla:

                    Great Product, have gained 12 pounds already in 2 weeks

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