Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition is a weight gaining, high calorie, low sugar, protein powder formula.
Optimum Nutrition or ON as they are called also is an American Protein Supplement Company that is owned by Glanbia currently.
Glanbia is a global nutritional and cheese ingredients group.
The history of Optimum Nutrition ON traces back to 1986 and has gone through many transitions and owners but still strives to provide affordable, distinctive, premium quality protein products while keeping up to date with customer needs and market needs at the same time.
One of ON’s best selling protein blends has dominated the market for many years now.
So this weight gainer was a great addition to the Optimum Nutrition range.
Serious Mass gives you 50 grams of protein in a huge 334 gram serve size.
If you need serious calories in your day for whatever the reason, Serious Mass is the way to do it.
The Serious Mass formula also has Creatine, Glutamine, Vitamins, and Minerals added to the protein blend of Whey Protein Concentrate WPC, Whey, Casein Protein, and Egg Protein.
If you carry on reading below you will see some of the key points about Serious Mass.
This includes when to use the Serious Mass, Serious Mass’s ingredients, Serious Mass flavours, the different sizes and also where to buy if you want to purchase Serious Mass too.
Here are some of the key point benefits of Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition;
- 50 grams of protein per serve
- 252 grams of carbohydrates per serve
- Contains fast and slow protein sources
- Ultimate weight gain formula
- 1250 calories per protein shake
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Protein blend
- Added Creatine
- Added Glutamine
- No added sugar
- Great taste
When to use Serious Mass
Serious Mass is the same as most other protein powders in regard to when you should have it.
So the best times to take Serious Mass would be in between your meals and after you train.
This will depend on the calories you want to have throughout the day.
I have known people to use Serious Mass only after their training sessions, as it is a great and complete recovery protein powder as well as being a high calorie source.
Another point to consider when using Serious Mass is the serve size, 334 grams isn’t going to mix well in your little shaker cup at all.
You will need at least 700ml of water or milk to be able to mix this protein powder well without lumps.
So take this into account also when buying Serious Mass that you may have to pre mix your shakes for the day with a blender or buy a big / oversize protein shaker cup to use.
Your post-training shake is probably the most important protein shake of the day when it comes to recovery.
Ingredients in Serious Mass
Maltodextrin, Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Egg Albumen, Sweet Dairy Whey), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (DiPotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Aspartate, DiCalcium Phosphate, Calcium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Zinc Citrate, Beta Carotene, D-Calcium Pantothenate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Selenomethionine, Copper Gluconate, Ferrous Fumarate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Chromium Polynicotinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate, Cholecalciferol, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Acesulfame Potassium, Lecithin, and Medium Chain Triglycerides.
Allergen information for you : Contains Milk, Egg, Wheat (Glutamine Peptides) And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.
Nutritional Information of Serious Mass
Serves per Container 1.3kg : 4
Serving Size : 334g
Per Serve 334g : % Daily Value
Calories From Fat 40
Total Fat 4.5g : 7%*
Saturated Fat 1.5g : 8%*
Cholesterol 80mg : 27%
Total Carbohydrate 252g : 84%*
Dietary Fiber 4g : 16%*
Sugars 20g : †
Protein 50g : 100%*
Vitamin A 5000IU : 100%
Vitamin C 60mg : 100%
Vitamin D 200IU : 50%
Vitamin E 30IU : 100%
Thiamin 4.8mg : 320%
Riboflavin 4mg : 235%
Niacin 50mg : 250%
Vitamin B6 5mg : 250%
Folic Acid 400mcg : 100%
Vitamin B12 10mcg : 167%
Biotin 300mcg : 100%
Pantothenic Acid 25mg : 250%
Calcium 590mg : 59%
Iron 8mg : 44%
Phosphorus 430mg : 43%
Iodine 150mcg : 100%
Magnesium 140mg : 35%
Zinc 15mg : 100%
Selenium 70mcg : 100%
Copper 1.6mg : 80%
Manganese 2mg : 100%
Chromium 120mcg : 100%
Molybdenum 75mcg : 100%
Sodium 410mg : 17%
Potassium 1560mg : 45%
Creatine Monohydrate 1g : †
L-Glutamine 500mg †
Glutamine Peptides 500mg †
Choline (As Choline Bitartrate) 250mg : †
Inositol 250mg : †
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 5mg : †
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Flavours of Serious Mass
Serious Mass comes is available in five different flavours.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Sizes of Serious Mass
Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition comes in three different sizes.
These are the 1.3kg or 3lb, 2.7kg or 6lb, and the 5.4kg or 12lb size.
Where can I buy Serious Mass?
If you have a local Supplement Store, Health Food Shop or Pharmacy / Chemist that do stock a range of protein powders, there is a fair chance they will have Serious Mass or be able to get this ON protein powder in for you if asked.