Ahhh being the 2nd person to review a product... Its pretty hardcore I must say...
Well since I got that out the way, time to get to the real business. I have just finished a tub MuscleMeds' Carnivor mass this past thursday. I'm proud to say I am the first person to try it my country(ultra hardcore feeling) since I ordered it from bodybuilding.com a few weeks ago. I was very curious about this product, as I wanted a good quality mass gainer and the product claims sounded promising.
50g Hydrolyzed BEEF Protein Isolate
125g High Impact Reactive Carbs
Insulin Support and Signaling*
Loaded with Creatine and BCAAs
Less than 2 Grams Fat
1 to 7 days of use: Support for muscle fullness and strength; faster recovery from workouts; mass gains of 1-2 lbs. are possible.*
7 to 14 days of use: Further increases in muscle strength; reduction in perceived effort (workouts feel somewhat easier); sensation of greater overall power, support more mass gains.*
21 days and beyond: Support further increases in muscle mass, strength and power.* The possibilities are endless!*
Well I'm not such an experienced user when it come to mass gainers, I have used a handful such as MHP up your mass, MT MassTech and VPX Stealth. I haven't seen a need for one as I've always had a good amount of mass, but I was curious about Carnivor Mass because it had 0g of sugar and its real low in Saturated fat oh and 0g of cholesterol! So since I've been recovering from my pre-contest exit(due to serious illnesses) I gave carnivor mass a go. I also had 1 serving with water immediately after my workout. I did gain some strength and most notably lean mass and my muscles were fuller and harder. I wasn't in the best shape but I still managed to lose some fat, this reinforces that this product can be used if you want to gain lean mass and not just mass building like the traditional weight gainers which are loaded with sugars and fat. And from the 2nd week onwards my recovery vastly improved I wasn't as sore as the week before.
I was extremely impressed with the ingredient profile, its loaded with BCAA's,glutamine,hydrolyzed beef protein isolate,creatine mono, and iSpike(rapid insulin elavation technology)
1 serving(4 scoops)
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat 23
Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrate 125g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitamin A 315IU
Vitamin C 99mg
Vitamin B6 25mg
Vitamin B12 400mcg
Chromium (As Chromium 454® Bio-Organic Yeast Matrix)200mcg
ISPIKE™ Technology [Consisting Of Insulin-Release-Amplifying Reactive Carbohydrate System (Micronparticulated Maltodextrin, Micronparticulated Waxy Maize, Amylase, Gluco-Amylase), And Insulin-Signal-Amplifying System (Agaricus Blazei, D-Pinitol, 4-Hydroxyisoleucine, Patent-Pending Chromium 454™)], CARNIVOR-BPI™ [Consisting Of Hydrolyzed Beef Protein Isolate, Creatine Monohydrate, L-Glutamine, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs: L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), And Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology™ Intermediates: GKG (Glutamine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate), OKG (Ornithine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate), AKG (Alpha-Ketoglutarate), And KIC (Alpha-Ketoisocaproate)], Hydrolyzed Beef Gelatin, Cocoa, Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Silicone.
All these ingredients make carnivor mass a super effective lean mass builder. The only thing missing is dietary fiber.
1 serving requires 4 scoops, and to my surprise it wasn't too hard to be mixed, compared to stealth(the scoops are huge) and I just simply added a bit of water, added 2 scoops mix and then add another 2 scoops and more water and shake. And there you have it. I experienced no clumps, I always pre-mix my supps so I never had any issues here, and it was nice and very drinkable and not thick at all! But some of the mixture did get caught at the top of my shaker, other than that no problems at all.
I had the chocolate fudge flavor, and I really did enjoy the taste, it doesn't taste like a weight gainer at all. It has a 'clean' taste and it wasn't too sweet and it had a funny chocolaty-liquarce taste which I kinda got used to and luckily it didn't have an after taste, though I couldn't taste any fudge lol. It was still very enjoyable and smooth not undrinkably thick. Defiantly a must try!
A tub of Carnivor Mass should provide you with 14 servings, but here's where MuscleMeds let me down, I only got 11.5 servings!!! And it stated 14 servings on the container! I was extremely upset because I wanted to use Carnivor Mass for 2 whole weeks and I couldn't. It costed $43 on bb.com which is competitive. But still losing out on 2.5 servings is unacceptable. Its a sad day when you have to mix your final 2 scoops of Carnivor mass with six-star whey!(Sad taste too, lol)
Overall this is the most effective lean mass builder I have ever taken, full of awesome ingredients and taste. In conjunction with a good strict diet, training routine and including cardio(3-5x a week) results will be coming your way like nothing before! Expect a whole load of lean mass, increased strength (not so extreme like the claim), instant recovery and muscle hardness! But everyone's different it may work better for you than me or visa versa!
*PS check your servings, lol.