Carbo Gain | GNC
Vegetarian Vegetarian
Dairy Free Dairy Free
Soy Free Soy Free
No Preservatives No Preservatives
Vegetarian Vegetarian
Dairy Free Dairy Free
Soy Free Soy Free
No Preservatives No Preservatives

Product Information



100% Complex Carbohydrate

NOW® Carbo Gain is a 100% pure complex carbohydrate supplement derived from maltodextrin, an easily digestible blend of complex carbohydrates from corn starch. Maltodextrin contains “glucose polymers”, linked sugar compounds that are easier for the body to assimilate and use. Glucose polymers are metabolized at a slow, steady rate that can help to sustain energy levels during endurance oriented workouts and/or athletic events and support weight gain. Carbo Gain contains virtually no protein, fat or fiber and is a convenient source of energy for active individuals.* Look to NOW® for all of your high quality sports supplement needs.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  1/2 Cups
Servings Per Container  63

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 190  

Total Carbohydrate 47g   15%
  Sugars 2g  

Carbo Powder  50 g   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
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How To Use

Mix a 1/2 cup of Carbo Gain in each 16 oz. of water or juice. Consume before, during and after intense exercise for best results. Double this recipe if engaging in prolonged exertion of 2 hours or more.



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I did choose this because it has no flavor to it and am so picky eater . i really loved it i mix it with milk , table spoon of beanut butter and chocolate.
February 11, 2019
5 months ago
Good source of carbs for endurance sports drink. A little hard to mix
July 27, 2017
1 year ago
Get exactly what you get
Great product. No taste and mixes very well with my protein shake. Will for sure buy again. 5/5
July 16, 2017
1 year ago
Good Product !
Good product!I shake the whey then I mix the carbo and it does'not has any taste what is good two mix if chocolate whey.
June 18, 2012
Great value.
Great way to add the exact amount of carbs you need for your post-workout recovery.
May 25, 2012
good after working out.
i uses this blend with milk and protein powder to make my home made weight gainer.i dont felt bloated or have upset stomac after using it at all.hopefully gnc will continue pushing carbo gain..
October 4, 2011
Meets expectations
Taking this before and after I workout has helped a lot! It takes an hour for it to mix without a blender but the wait is worth it. I mix 2 servings(1 cup) with a quart of gatorade and it tastes good.
I take 1 serving about and hour before I workout. It keeps me energized through my workout and I don't gas out. I then take another serving immediately after my workout with a protein shake. I no longer get tired after my hard 90-95% intensity workouts.
I only gave it 4 stars because I have not tried any other carb powders, so I can't compare.
October 22, 2010
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Is this wise to use for my dad who is not a body builder. He does not do any intense exercise as he is too old for that. He is using this to gain weight only, because he cannot seem to gain weight. He ordered this after watching the commercials and I was concerned whether this can be used by my dad or not. Please reply ASAP. Thank You!
A shopper on Dec 17, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product is to provide carbs convert to energy and burn (instead of muscle), not to 'put on weight'. There are much better solutions for that. This would most likely give an inactive person a fast-track to type-2 diabetes.
Is this product banned substance-free?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2016
Can I mix this product with gold standard whey protein to have a more complete recovery drink?
Bruno on Jan 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I mix it with my protein drinks. Make sure you mix it in a blender so it mixes good.
I believe it is an 8 lb. size, not 7 lb.
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the weight is 8lbs.
Does this product contain caffeine?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, this product does not contain caffeine.
When mixing with water, does this product make the mixture a thicker viscosity, or does it maintain the same viscosity as water?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2019