When it comes to the best muscle brand in the industry, Optimum Nutrition will always be one of the brands that come to my mind. One of the weight gainers I have been using for 1 year is Optimum Nutrition Pro Complete Gainer. In this article, I will try to illustrate the pros and cons of this amazing product.
Pro Complex Gainer is one of the best mass gainer that specified in providing high protein and high calorie needs of users who are trying to gain weight. Pro Complex Gainer is available in four flavors: strawberry cream, vanilla custards, banana cream pie and double chocolate. All of them taste exceptionally good. I felt that the taste of the mixture of chocolate flavor gainer and fat free milk is almost comparable to real chocolate milk.
Users are recommended to drink 1-2 serving(s) between meals to encourage a positive nitrogen balance and support a high-calorie diet. I usually drink it after workout as a nutrition supplement. Following thirty to sixty minutes intense weight training, I will take Pro Complex Gainer to support muscle recovery and provide adequate protein and carbohydrates that I need for muscle repair and growth.
Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer is described as “high protein weight gainer” which has pretty much told us its property. If you want to add weight in a short time, this product will not be the best choice for you given that the calories per serving is only 650. The calories supply is enough to support vigorous workout, so this product is not suitable for people with exceptionally high metabolism.
But if people like me who want to build up muscle gradually, this product will be an excellent choice. With 60 g protein and 85 g carbohydrates per serving, it can help to build up muscle slowly. Most importantly, what you will get is “lean muscle”. After I finished my first order of Optimum Nutrition Pro Complete Gainer, I gained 5 pounds more.
Besides the high protein content, Pro Complex Gainer also supplies complex carbohydrates’ dietary fiber’ medium chain triglycerides (MCTs)’ digestive enzymes’ vitamins and other essential minerals. As a good weight gainer, it also has abundant sources of natural protein such as that which is derived from eggs instead of low quality sugar and fat.
Other features of using Pro Complex Gainer are:
7 high quality proteins including whey, casein, and egg
high protein to carbohydrate ratio
easy to drink
low sugar content
26 minerals and vitamins
Yet, compared with other weight gainers, this product is quite expensive. I also think that the scoop size is too large. I need a shaker with a larger circumference, otherwise, the power will go everywhere when I am pouring it into the shaker.
In short, Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer seems to be the winner. If you have hard time gaining weight and aim at building lean muscle, this product will be an excellent choice for you.