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SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake Review by Matt C.
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REVIEW OF SPORTPHARMA GAINER WHEY PROTEIN SHAKE
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Gainer products are a type of supplement which I have very recently begun to include much more frequently in my diet. Upon analyzing the costs and benefits of using gainers, I decided that they were in my best interest to consume them. In general, gainer blends contain a high quantity of protein and carbohydrates, are relatively low in fat, high in sugar, overall calories, as well as numerous vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake
I have tried a variety of gainer blends recently, and I have to say I like this one quite a lot and will go into further detail about this below.
Nutritional Content of SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake Compared to Optimum Serious Mass, and Universal Gain Fast 3100:
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One should note that the "serving size" is not the same for each brand name, and the point is to give a rough comparison so that you observe the ratios and get a general idea of the nutritional content of each gainer product individually and compared to one another. On the topic of serving size, it should be pointed out that additionally, one should not automatically use the serving size recommended by the company. For those who are naive to purchasing supplements, I would like to point out that companies routinely recommend large serving sizes in order for me to consume more of the supplement and ultimately buy more as well, in order for the business mechanism to work and reap high profits. In reality, you should note that consuming calories in excess is good for bodybuilding to a point, but even then, some degree of moderation and attention to overall caloric intake needs to be present. If you consume over and above what you need to maintain homeostasis for your basic physiological systems, as well as what is required for you to experience hypertrophy (muscular development), then the excess calories will be stored as fat, or just wasted. I would recommend that all gainer blends be used in moderation, as the amounts recommended are far too high, almost ridiculous, for a normal weight trainer and their nutritional needs. This will be something that is dependent on your own personal needs and you should tweak your diet according to your progress.
Cost is something that should be a consideration for those consuming not only gainer supplements, but supplements in general, and an important consideration for anyone for all manner of life decisions. Following a balanced budget and living by the basic tenets of sound spending principles is one which will prove beneficial in many areas in life.
I generally review gainer supplements by determining the cost per dollar in terms of overall calories, as well as other macronutrients.
For $1 of SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake you will get:
- 406 calories
- 4.7 grams of fat (43 calories from fat)
- 96mg of sodium
- 58 grams of carbohydrates
- 19 grams of sugar
- 39 grams of protein
This particular gainer blend has a myriad of amino acids, as well as vitamin A, calcium, and iron.
Let's take a further look at the amount of calories and protein per dollar amount spent:
$1 for 406 calories and 39 grams of protein.
$5 for 2030 calories and 195 grams of protein.
$10 for 4060 calories and 390 grams of protein.
This is a fair amount of calories per dollar spent, and the protein content is fairly high, but it is not quite as good as some other gainer products I have tried, most notably Optimum Serious Mass. It is fairly good for a gainer though, and as you can see, quite inexpensive.
It is also a good idea to review the ingredient content of gainer products and other supplements and be aware of them before consuming them. Here is a list of ingredients for the SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake above and beyond the requisite protein, carbohydrates, and fats found in all gainers:
Ingredients: Pharma Whey Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate), Maltodextrin, Fructose, Cocoa (Dutch Processed), Natural And Artificial Flavorings.
Looking at the ingredient list, at first glance it appears to be benign, although I would always recommend additional research on any consumable item, and in particular for those seeking to include a healthy supplement in their diet.
I felt that the SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shakes tasted delicious! I made my shakes using milk and a banana in a blender. Sometimes I would add other ingredients, but only neutral tasting vitamins or other supplements like that, and so the taste of the shakes would prevail. I really enjoyed the shakes, as they were sweet, but not too sweet. I would definitely look forward to my shakes, and to me that is a definite sign of a good shake.
The shake powder mixed perfectly in a blender with a banana and milk. I have no complaints whatsoever in this department and they went down very smooth.
SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein Shake was an excellent product in my opinion and satisfied all of my criteria for nutritional content, cost, and taste. While it is not my favourite gainer product that I have consumed recently, it is an excellent one, and definitely one which I would use in the future. Although it passes my qualifications for a good weight gainer, you should ask yourself if gainer products are ones which you would like to include in your diet at all. Your goals will determine how you answer this question, and at this stage in my training, they are definitely products which I would like to continue to use in the future and I look forward to trying new gainers in order to compare it with SportPharma gainer and the others which I have already tried.
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