“How do I get bigger?” “What’s the best protein to gain weight?” “How do I bulk up?” These are all questions heard frequently around the GNC social properties and in local GNC stores. Before answering those questions it’s important to understand what makes a mass gainer effective.
Most mass gainers follow the similar combination of three ingredients; protein, carbohydrates, and amino acids. The combination of dietary amino acids or protein with carbohydrates during or following resistance exercise supports muscle amino acid uptake and muscle protein synthesis. That same combination also supports an anabolic response to resistance exercise.
With that background we can now answer the above questions. These are the top GNC mass gainer products.
1. GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Mass XXX™ - Muscle up your diet with the ultimate lean mass builder. Features 750 calories, 50g of protein, a 124g blend of important carbohydrates, and 3g of creatine. A university study has proven that the ratio of macronutrients in Mass XXX™ can help you put on lean muscle mass and improve strength and stamina with 40% fewer sets.*
2. GNC Beyond RAW® Re-Built Mass - This monster physique building product features clinically studied components shown to improve muscle size, stamina, and strength.** It contains 850 calories, 60g of protein, and 130g blend of carbohydrates per serving.
3. GNC Pro Performance® Mass XXX™ - This is the right mass building formula to help fuel your muscles with critical nutrition they need. Features 750 calores, 50g of protein, and 124g of carbohydrates. Similar to GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Mass XXX™ but without the creatine.
4. GNC Pro Performance® Mass Gainer Complex -With this product you get the combination of protein, essential aminos, pure carbs and unique micronutrients. Features 700 calories, 50g of protein, and 116g of carbohydrates. This is a great product for someone new to mass gainer products.
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