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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.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 Scoops
Servings Per Container 16
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 1250.00
Calories from Fat 35.00
Total Fat 4.00 g6%
Saturated Fat 2.50 g13%
Cholesterol 80.00 mg27%
Total Carbohydrate 254.00 g85%
Sugars 21.00 g
Protein 50.00 g100%
Vitamin A 5000.00 IU100%
Vitamin C 60.00 mg100%
Vitamin D 200.00 IU50%
Vitamin E 30.00 IU100%
Thiamin 4.80 mg320%
Riboflavin 4.00 mg235%
Niacin 50.00 mg250%
Vitamin B6 5.00 mg250%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg100%
Vitamin B12 10.00 mcg167%
Biotin 300.00 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid 25.00 mg250%
Calcium 630.00 mg63%
Iron 5.00 mg28%
Phosphorus 460.00 mg46%
Iodine 150.00 mcg100%
Magnesium 140.00 mg35%
Zinc 15.00 mg100%
Selenium 70.00 mcg100%
Copper 1.00 mg50%
Manganese 2.00 mg100%
Chromium 120.00 mcg100%
Molybdenum 75.00 mcg100%
Sodium 430.00 mcg18%
Potassium 940.00 mg27%
Creatine Monohydrate 1.00 g0%
L-Glutamine 500.00 mg0%
Glutamine Peptides 500.00 mg0%
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 250.00 mg0%
Inositol 250.00 mg0%
PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 5.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

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.

NOTE: For best results use Serious Mass combined with intense weight training (3-5 times per week) and a sensible whole foods diet. Also, keep in mind that sufficient recovery between workouts impacts your ability to gain lean mass. Allowing at least 48 hours between workouts involving the same body parts is recommended.

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, protein blend (whey protein concentrate, calucium caseinate, egg albumen, sweet dairy whey), Natural and 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), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow #5

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, soy, and wheat.

©2007 OPTIMUM NUTRITION, INCSunrise, FL 33325

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Build Muscle, Lose Fat

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Knowing what to eat (and what to avoid) is just as important as working out
Most people don’t have a problem packing on a few extra pounds. But when it’s muscle, not fat, that you’re trying to gain, it’s a little more complicated than eating more tortilla chips.

Diet & Nutrition for Lean (but Buff) Muscle

When you're trying to pack on some lean muscle mass, knowing what to eat (and what to avoid) is just as important as working out.

  • These foods can make you gain fat, so eat them sparingly: Potato chips and potatoes, sugar-sweetened drinks, processed and unprocessed red meats, refined grains, and sweets and desserts
  • These foods can help you stay trim, so enjoy plenty of them: Vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and yogurt

Adequate protein is necessary for proper muscle formation and function. It's equally important to get enough protein throughout the day and immediately post-workout to optimize muscle function. Most body-building experts recommend getting about 1.7 to 1.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.

These protein-rich foods can help you build muscle, so include them in your diet regularly:

  • Fish, especially wild salmon and shellfish. Salmon has an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids and provides about 35 grams of protein per 5-ounce serving. Shellfish like clams and scallops are rich sources of iron and vitamin B12 to help keep your muscles energized. Omega-3 fatty acidsfound in high concentrations in cold water fish can help build and maintain muscle mass.
  • Poultry, like chicken and turkey. A 3.5-ounce serving of chicken contains about 30 grams of protein. Poultry is also a great source of B-vitamins, iron, and zinc.
  • Beans, tofu, and other legumes. These foods are high in protein as well as fiber, a winning combination to help keep blood sugar levels stable during workouts.
  • Low-fat dairy products like skim milk can help you gain more lean muscle mass from weight training, while helping you lose fat at the same time.
  • Nuts are rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, minerals, protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Raw walnuts and almonds make a satisfying post-workout snack.
  • Eggs are a terrific source of high quality protein. They're also rich in choline, a substance that helps your nerves communicate with your muscles. Omega-3-enriched eggs give you an extra shot of these healthy fatty acids.

In addition to a healthy diet, many workout buffs recommend performance-enhancing supplements. These supplements usually contain some combination of amino acids (the building blocks of protein), as well as vitamins and other nutrients to help build muscle and aid in post-exercise recovery.

Here are some popular performance-enhancing ingredients and their functions:

  • Beta-alanine (an amino acid) and creatine (a storage molecule for the body's major energy source, ATP) have been shown to delay muscle fatigue during exercise.
  • Vitamin B6 assists energy-producing cells of the body and vitamin B12 helps repair damaged cells and synthesize new red blood cells.
  • Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) that can enhance post-exercise recovery by reducing protein breakdown.

What else works?

  • Water makes up about 70% of your muscle mass and is crucial for building healthy muscles. Most people should drink about 8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
  • Caffeine enhances muscle strength and can decrease post-workout muscle pain.

Exercise: Cardio, Weight-Resistance & Cross-Training

Resistance (weight) training helps you build muscle, while cardiovascular exercise (cardio) helps you trim the fat. Cross-training refers to engaging in a variety of regular exercises to experience well-rounded health and muscular development

Resistance training refers to any kind of exercise that causes the muscles to contract against a force or resistance, such as weights, rubber tubing, or even your own body weight. Examples of resistance exercises include weight-lifting, push-ups, lunges, chin-ups, squats, leg presses, leg extensions, abdominal crunches, and sit-ups.This type of training builds and tones muscle tissue and can help:

  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Decrease the risk of falls, especially in seniors
  • Raise your resting metabolic rate so you burn more calories even when you're not exercising
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Build stronger bones

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults train each major muscle group on two or three non-consecutive days each week with two to four sets of each exercise for 8 to 12 repetitions.

Tip: Make sure to give your body time to rest between training days. Muscle is built during these "off" times, so avoid over-training.

Cardio exercise includes those activities that get your heart pumping harder and your respiratory rate up, like running, walking, rowing, cycling, soccer, swimming, dancing, and tennis. This type of exercise can help you:

  • Lose weight
  • Have more energy
  • Decrease your risk for heart disease and diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower stress levels

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio exercise per week. The time spent doing cardio can be spread out over several days or condensed into three days per week.

Tip: To lose weight, you may need as much as 60 to 90 minutes of cardio several times per week.

Cross training is recommended by both amateur and professional athletes as a technique for achieving peak conditioning. Nate Godfrey, a life-long rugby player who coaches women's rugby at the University of Rhode Island, uses a model of cross-training called Cross Fit:

"Cross Fit is a cool concept that deals with strength and conditioning fitness, and has a dietary component, as well," Nate says. "To build strength, you have to lift weights, but traditional machines have their limitations," he explains. "Weight stacks work on a vertical axis-up and down-but when you go to put something up on a shelf, you don't do it in a vertical plane. You need to be able to lean and reach with the weight, so each joint and muscle group needs to be exercised in ways that optimize their full range of motion to help you accomplish this."

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

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