Universal’s “gainer” protein powder is finally here in Animal Mass. Helping you eat like a beast to get HUGE! Universal Nutrition has been in the supplement game a long, LONG time. Their Animal line of products is geared for those individuals who need to unleash their inner beast and to do so, you need to get SERIOUS about your supplement game.
Earlier this year, Animal released their long-awaited whey protein powder, Animal Whey. No line of protein powders or supplements in general would be complete without a serious mass gainer. Animal has finally gotten into the heavy gainer market with the all-new Animal Mass!
Animal Mass Ingredients
Animal Mass Nutrition and Supplement Facts Animal Mass packs a hefty 648 calories in each 165g serving! To truly get huge you need to be eating right and training hard (like an Animal!). However, cramming down all those calories in “clean” foods can be a rather painful task. Animal makes it easy to hit those high calorie totals by offering a high quality mass gainer that not only tastes great but uses top notch ingredients to get you HUGE:
Animal Mass Carb & Fiber Blend
Whereas most “gainer” protein powders use cheap filler carbohydrates that are little more than glorified sugar, Animal Mass steps it up a bit with a combination of maltodextrin, inulin, waxy maize, and oat fiber to provide a slow and steady release of carbs into the bloodstream and not send your insulin levels through the rough the way plain sugar would.
While three of the four ingredients Mass uses in its carb and fiber blend seem relatively familiar (malto, maize, and oats), inulin may be a new one. Inulin is combination of fructose polymers found in plants. The upside to including inulin as part of a carb blend, is that they aren’t digested in the upper GI tract, meaning they have a reduced caloric impact on the body. Furthermore, they don’t spike insulin levels or cause a rise in blood glucose, in addition to stimulating the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut!.
Animal Mass Protein Blend
This is a protein powder at its core, and as such, Animal uses a relatively standard selection of proteins to include in their blend, incorporating: ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, cross flow micro filtered whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein, milk protein concentrate, micellar casein, and instant egg albumin. The result is 60g of high quality protein in each serving of Animal Mass.
By incorporating, a mix of slow and fast digesting protein, you’ll have a long and steady release of amino acids into the bloodstream, helping to keep your body in a constant anabolic state and keeping you feeling fuller as opposed to only including rapid digesting proteins, such as whey.
Note that due to concentrate being the first ingredient (like most weight gainers), this product is not going to be for the lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive users out there.
Animal Mass EFA & Digestive Enzyme Blend
To ensure you’re meeting all of your macros, Animal includes a mix of healthy fats (8g per serving) that supply the much needed essential fatty acids (EFAs) in the diet. Animal Mass contains MCT powder, sunflower oil powder, and flaxseed powder to make sure all of your nutritional bases are covered.
However, no matter how “healthy” a protein powder may be, it’s a moot point if your body has a tough time digesting it. Animal includes both papain and bromelain (the same 2 enzymes seen in Animal Whey) to help break down those complex strands of protein and “tenderize” them, so you’ll reap all the nutritional benefits Animal Mass has to offer with no unpleasant GI distress.