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REVIEW OF DYMATIZE MEGA GAINER
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I have been tasting numerous weight gain powders recently since I have included them as part of my bulking diet. Some people have warned me that the quality of overall calories in gainer powders are not particularly high and that one should opt to avoid them for that reason. I happen to disagree with this reasoning, although it should be pointed out that gainers are not as high quality in terms of caloric content as whey protein powders. This of course reflects in the costs of production and therefore makes the costs of whey protein higher than gainers, which are very inexpensive. This is one good reason why a lot of bodybuilding enthusiasts seeking to bulk up will seek out gainer powders in their diet.
Dymatize Mega Gainer
I have tried so many different high calorie gainer blends in recent history, that I now have a lot of products to compare Dymatize Mega Gainer too. I will do so in this review and explan where Dymatize Mega Gainer stands out, and also point out flaws in comparison with the competition, and finish my report off with an overall review of the product taking into consideration all of the factors that I will describe. Dymatize boasts of the following attributes on their product profile page:
- 3,000 Calories
- 21,400+ MG BCAA
- 17,100+ MG Glutamine & Glutamic Acid
- Instant Mixability
- Awesome Taste
- NCAA Compliant
Continue reading the review for more information on the attributes above, as well as some other relevant details.
Check out how Dymatize Mega Gainer compares to three other popular gainer blends in the chart below:
Nutritional Content of Dymatize Mega Gainer Compared to SportPharma Mega Gainer, Optimum Serious Mass, and Universal Gain Fast 3100:
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As a consumer of supplements, I encourage you to be very weary of claimed amounts for each "serving". As you can see, Optimum Nutrition recommends a far greater serving size than the other brands do, and as much as I do respect Optimum (I honestly believe they have perfected the production of protein and related powdered products), I have to point out that they are encouraging far too much consumption, and their bottom line here is profit. They want you consuming large amounts of their product in order for them to reap higher profits. I feel that supplements should be only consumed to supplement your diet (as the name would suggest), and I do not recommend the serving sizes they claim, as I think a balanced diet of whole foods is also better for a person's psychological well being, if I were to make a general statement at least. This of course is a personal choice and you will have to decide exactly how much of a particular supplement you wish to consume in your diet, whether that be the recommended amount suggested by the company, or more, or less.
Cost is generally an important consideration to consumers, and is normally one which is considered to be one of the most important. With this in mean, I always like to comment on the cost of a particular supplement in terms which are easy to understand.
I generally review gainer supplements by determining the cost per dollar in terms of overall calories, as well as other macronutrients.
For $1 of Dymatize Mega Gainer you will get:
- 393 calories
- 5.1 grams of fat (46 calories from fat)
- 98mg of sodium
- 65 grams of carbohydrates
- 19 grams of sugar
- 21.8 grams of protein
This particular blend also contains vitamins A, D, C, E, as well as iron and calcium.
Let's take a further look at the amount of calories and protein per dollar amount spent:
$1 for 393 calories and 21.8 grams of protein.
$5 for 1965 calories and 109 grams of protein.
$10 for 3930 calories and 218 grams of protein.
You are getting a reasonable amount of calories and protein for as little as a dollar, but Optimum Nutrition's Serious Mass offers better stats than this. Consult the chart above for a comparison between the four products I listed.
Since it is fair to assume that those who would be purchasing supplements are doing so in the spirit of health and fitness, it is also important to check out the ingredient listing in a particular product, above and beyond simply the breakdown of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Magatein (Whey Protein Concentrate, Nonfat Dry Milk Powder, Whey Protein Isolate, Ultra Micro Whey Protein), Fructose, Natural Cocoa, Soy Bean Oil, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride
Normally when a supplement cites something as vague as "artificial flavors", I get a little concerned, and some other ingredients listed are not items I have done research on as of yet, and I do encourage others to do so for any supplement they are consuming, as I plan on doing it for the ingredients I am unfamiliar with.
I greatly enjoyed the Dymatize Mega Gainer shakes. So far, this is the better of two high calorie gainer shakes in vanilla flavour which I have tried. The other one being Universal Nutrition Gain Fast 3100 which I compared above to Dymatize Mega Gainer and the two other products listed. Although I do prefer chocolate flavour, I give Dymatize credit for producing a great tasting vanilla gainer product. It will actually be a little hard for me to go back to the Gain Fast shakes now because the Mega Gainer shakes are so good, lol.
I mixed my Mega Gainer shakes in a blender with milk, juice, and a banana and it mixed perfectly well! I have no complaints at all in this area.
Dymatize Mega Gainer was an excellent gainer product and satisifed all of my requirements. It tasted better than the Universal Nutrition Gain Fast 3100 shakes, although I do prefer chocolate flavour over vanilla. I sampled some vanilla flavour products as well in the spirit of trying a variety of flavours to make these reviews as comprehensive as possible and covering as wide a range of different aspects of supplements as possible. The price for Dymatize Mega Gainer is very low as you can see above, and the ingredient list is pretty sound. My one complaint is that the caloric and nutrition content is not as good as Optimum Nutrition's Serious Mass in my opinion, which remains my favourite gainer product to date on the basis of all of the considerations I look at for these reviews. My conclusion is that Dymatize Mega Gainer is still a very high quality product and given that you can get a 3.3 pound tub for the low price of $16.49, it's hard for me not to recommend it. I would definitely suggest looking at more info about this product if your goal is to bulk up and especially if you have a conservative supplement budget, since this product is relatively inexpensive. I would definitely rate Dymatize Mega Gainer with an A, and of the gainer products I have tried most recently, only Optimum's Serious Mass is one which I can say I find to be definitely superior.
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