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Dymatize Elite Mass gainer Review

Dymatize Mass Gainer

Looking for a high quality weight gainer that contains good amounts of high quality protein that's not overloaded with carbohydrates? Look no further than the Dymatize Elite Mass Gainer. This is a high protein gainer that contains 55 grams of proteins per serving. We all know that the two key components of a weight gainer are proteins and carbs; however, not all gainers are created equal.

You'll find a lot of mass gainers on the market that simply stuff their product with low-cost carbohydrates while skimping on the protein. This is why when buying a weight gainer, you should always consider the carbohydrate to protein ratio. That is, you should look at how much carbs are contained on a gram to gram basis with protein. Typically, I like to look for weight gainers with carb to protein ratios of less than 2 - meaning that for every 2 grams of carbs, there should be at least 1 gram of protein. The lower this ratio, that better, because you get more protein.

Looking at Dymatize Elite Mass Gainer, each serving contains 55g of proteins along with just 77g of carbohydrates, giving you a very good carb to protein ratio of just 1.4 (77g / 55g = 1.4). This is definitely on the lower side. I've seen weight gainers with carb to protein ratios as high as 4 to 5.

Often times, you might see two weight gainers side by side, about the same container size, yet one costs only half as much. "Great deal!" You're probably thinking. But not so fast! Take a good look at the nutrition labels, and you'll likely see that the lower priced gainer is massively loaded with carbohydrates. Carbs are dirt cheap. You can get 1lb of dextrose for around $2 dollars.

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That aside, we've already established that Dymatize Elite Mass gainer has an excellent carb to protein ratio, and this is something that I would consider to be a very "lean" gainer. So let's quickly take a look at the ingredients of this supplement.

Dymatize Elite Mass Nutrition Facts   

Below is a list of Elite Mass nutrition information:

Serving Size 4 Scoop (150g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600
Calories From Fat 60
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g %
Cholesterol 40mg 6%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 26%
Protein 55g
Vitamin A 2000IU 40%
Vitamin C 30mg 50%
Vitamin D 100IU 25%
Vitamin E 13IU 43%
Thiamin 0.4mg 27%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 18%
Niacin 9mg 45%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 40%
Folate 180mcg 45%
Vitamin B12 1.2mcg 20%
Biotin 105mcg 35%
Pantothenic Acid 5mg 50%
Calcium 600mcg 60%
Iron 1mg 6%
Phosphorus 300mg 30%
Iodine 45mcg 30%
Magnesium 80mg 20%
Zinc 4.5mg 30%
Selenium 35mcg 50%
Chromium 54mcg 45%
Chloride 680mg 20%

In all, there are 55g of protein per serving size of 150g. The protein sources of Elite Mass Gainer include whey protein concentrate and isolate, milk protein, calcium caseinate, and egg protein. So this has a nice complete source of different proteins that provide a bit of a timed release formula where some are fast absorbing proteins while others are much slower digesting proteins. On the carbohydrate front, you have waxy maize listed as one of the carbohydrate sources. In case you're unsure, waxy maize is a high molecular weight (HML) carbohydrate. Having a high molecular weight makes waxy maize pass through the stomach at a much faster rate - getting to your muscles much quicker. To put things in a little perspective, waxy maize has a molecular weight of around 500,000 compared to 180 for dextrose and 1,000 to 10,000 for maltodextrin. Studies have even found that waxy maize helps to significantly increase glycogen synthesis compared to regular carbohydrate sources. Another nice source of carbs is oat powder.

Another plus of Dymatize Elite Mass Gainer is that it also contains a few nice sources of fatty acids. These are included in the Lipid Complex which are sunflower oil, MCTs, flax seed oil, borage oil, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and evening primrose oil. It also contains some creatine monohydrate and kre-alkalyn creatine, and there are also various vitamins and trace minerals.

Dymatize Elite Mass Gainer comes in 6lb and 10lb containers. Obviously, the larger bulk size will be more cost effective where one serving cost of the 10lb container is around $2.00 compared to $2.22 per serving for the 6lb container. Elite Mass also comes in several flavors including double chocolate, vanilla ice cream, strawberry, banana, and cookies & cream. The double chocolate and vanilla flavors taste fantastic - hard to find many other weight gainers out there that taste this good. It also mixes easily with a shaker cup. Each serving is a decent size that gives 600 calories, and if you take it with low fat milk, you'll get even more calories there. Instead of taking a full serving, I prefer to take 1/2 servings mixed with low fat milk. It's a little easier to mix, and a lot easier to take down 2 scoops at a time as well.

So far, Dymatize Elite Mass is one of the top weight gainers that offer high quality proteins and excellent carbohydrate sources mixed in a nice, low carb to protein ratio. It also contains a nice sources of fats with excellent taste and is easily mixed.

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Oct, 2011