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GNC Mass XXX for teens (13yrs old) is it safe

i have a question. I went to GNC and advised them that my son is 13 and wants to gain weight because he is super skinny and plays soccer and is athletic but wants to gain. this is what they recommended. Does anybody know if this is harmful for teens or is ok or if there is a better product out there suitable for teens?

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Posted April 6, 2013
thank you! i will move to questions ... and i appreciate your help!


Reinger
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Posted April 6, 2013
At 13 you simply need to feed feed and then feed that boy again. He has a looong way to go, and should learn that whole foods come first. Supplementing with this is safe, but it is not a replacement for whole foods, it should be used in addition too.


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Posted April 7, 2013
How about you have your son eat more food. More whole quality food. At 13 he should be constantly eating quality calories if he wants to gain.


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Posted April 7, 2013
Ohh and......

BOOM!!!!

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Posted April 7, 2013
That's just it i do feed him and feed him and feed him! Him eating is not the issue... He is healthy, athletic and his appetite is GREAT!! He's going to 8th grade and the fact that he is skinny his confidence isnt all there and asked if i could look into something for him on top of him eating that will help him gain... Just dont want to give him anything harmful ya know.


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Posted April 7, 2013
Track his macros and calorie intake. You might be surprised at how much or how little he eats. He really should be hitting 5-6 thousand calories a day. It is fine to use this but i would only use 1-2 servings per day and get the rest from FOOD.

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Posted April 7, 2013
that is what the guy at GNC told me to give him half of the serving w/ 16oz of milk instead of just the 8 and have him take it after his workout or practice... i already bought it now i'm just debating whether or not to let him take it..


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Posted April 7, 2013
Depending on how much cardio he is doing in a day, it may be very difficult to gain weight at his age with his metabolism. Is he on a weight program or just a soccer/cardio program.

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Posted April 7, 2013
Most people especially parents overestamate how much there kids eat. Bottom Line if he was eating enough to get bigger he would. Keep track for a day and you might be surprised.

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Posted April 8, 2013
Right now he is just doing soccer but wants to start doing a weight program as well. My son is used to eating his 3 meals a day and snacking in between. We don't eat out that often.. i cook everyday and pack him his lunches so it's not like he eats junk .. dont get me wrong hes a teenager he likes what is not good for him but i limit him.. I have noticed within the last 1-1/2 yr his eating really shot up! Trust me my son EATS! and within the last 1-1/2 yr i have not seen a difference in weight as far as him looking bigger.. taller yes but not in size.. i guess he has a really good metabolism but his dad is super skinny as well and has always struggled w/ gaining weight (i wish i had that problem!) so i guess he gets it from his dad.. i just wanted to help him out in feeling better about himself... trust me you can tell a kid now a days you look great but when he is one of the skinniest and shortes kids in his grade you tend to be pushed around and intimidated by the bigger kids and thats not cool.. I think he looks fine but if packing on a few pounds will make him feel better why not!

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Posted April 8, 2013
It's going to be an uphill battle. I was skinny all through middle /high school. I could eat anything and believe me I did. Noting effected me. I too played soccer (for 13 years) and never bulked up until I teacher my early 20's. I think a mix of weight training and the fact that my metabolism was slowing certainly help. The teenage years aren't easy on anyone, but it's nice that your trying to think outside the box and look out for him.

I definately think weight training, whole foods and a high caloric diet, like flash mentioned, would be the best approach.

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Posted April 8, 2013
^ sorry about my post. Darn iPhone autocorrect! Hopefully you got my point.

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Posted April 8, 2013
food is your friend.

The best advise for people that's not able to consume a lot of food at a time will be the frequency. eat more times a day. Or eat it in a liquid state. Blend your oatmeal with milk etc etc...

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Posted April 8, 2013
Thanks Raleigh yes, it made sense lol.. auto correct can be dangerous!! ha ha well thanks everyone for your time and advice! Now i have to go feed my son... lol


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Posted April 8, 2013
Everyone's right on the food part, but I'll give you a little different answer.

I have an 12 year old son who plays soccer and lift weights as I also played soccer & lifted weights when I was very young.

In terms of weight gain, it sounds like genetics along with metabolism is going to make it very difficult to add on weight at this age. I was super skinny up until I hit my senior year in high school.

I give my son protein shakes after he works out, and I took weight gainers when I was in my teens, so yes it is perfectly safe. If you insist on a weight gainer, have him take some Up Your Mass-it has complex carbs instead of simple.

The better question is how effective: I wouldn't expect miracles from it. The best thing you could do for a soccer player is get him on a good weight training program (hit the squats, leg press, & deadlifts). These exercises will help him add on a bit of muscle, which very well could aid him on the soccer field. In soccer, as you know, it is a cardio heavy sport, I'd be cautious about having him pack on too much weight if that's his sport (unless he's a goalie).

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Posted April 8, 2013
You also need to consider the fact that he is growing everyday. He is constantly hungry because his body is asking for nutrients not just for sustenance, but to grow so it is a lot different than from a grown man's hunger.

When I was young, I used to play soccer too, I weighed 110 lbs at 5'6, I drank weight gainers too and it was hard for me to put on weight, but they did help and are safe, just make sure he doesn't take too much at a time because he will get massive diarrhea lol (<
Soccer demands calories like nothing so feed him his protein, A LOT of good complex carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice, etc. And like jmlstocks said, Up Your Mass is a much better weight gainer and is cheaper too, don't go to GNC to buy it, go to Lockoutsupplements.com so far they are the cheapest place to get supplements and their shipping is dirt cheap and you can trust them don't worry lol.

I don't work for them or am related so I am not pushing anything, just telling you the facts. Lockout prices are very close to the prices I pay for my supp store, so that should tell you enough.