True Mass is the second mass gainer that I have used to help me bulk up. I was getting ready to start my second bulk cycle after having much success with GNC
’s AMP Mass XXX
in a previous bulk. I decided to go with True Mass because I was impressed by it’s ingredient profile. Utilizing six different types of protein sources, a good amount of carbs per serving without going to overboard including 6g of fiber, and a good amount of healthy fats, this seemed like a solid product. Also not containing any added BCAAs
or creatine gave me the versatility to add them as I wish, which was an added benefit for what I wanted to do. It was also readily available at the local post exchange, so that also swayed my choice (usually it takes a week or up to 10 days for packages to arrive out in Iraq).
I took a full three scoop serving in the morning with breakfast with some added BCAAs
, and another 3 scoop serving post workout with creatine monohydrate
added. I was 185 lbs at the beginning of my run of this product, and after just one tub I was able to reach 190 lbs. Give or take the water retention from using the creatine, I'd say a few pounds of that was muscle mass, my strength definitely went up with this as well. I had bumped my diet back up to around 3500 calories a day, and two servings of this (630 calories per serving) made it a lot easier to reach that goal day in and day out. Sometimes it’s rather unenjoyable to consume that many calories through whole food alone, so having this supplement was very helpful. My body fat did not increase that much throughout my run of this product. I was also taking CLA and Fish Oil
and doing light cardio to help keep my body fat in check while I was bulking. Mixability was pretty good, I mixed this up in a blender bottle, and the 16 ounces of water and the 3 scoops managed to just fit. I shook it up for about 30 seconds to a minute and it was fine, no clumps, and definitely good considering the fact it was a mass gainer. I had the strawberry milkshake flavor, and while it did taste a little bland, it wasn’t horrible. I was expecting a little more in the department of flavor due to my experience with Syntha-6
, but True Mass’s flavor is manageable. I’ve read that some people have experienced stomach and intestinal issues with this product, but I did not experience any of those. I did get a little bloated after taking this, but that’s to be expected when downing nearly 700 calories all at once, after about an hour or so the bloating subsided. At 38 dollars with 18 servings per container, it comes out to $2.11 a serving, not necessarily economical at first glance. However when compared to other gainers on the market, it doesn’t rate as bad in price per serving.
True Mass was a solid product for me, and I would recommend to anyone who is looking to add more calories into their diet, and assistance in attaining lean mass gains.