Let’s Talk Gains :Optimum Nutrition Gainer Review

Looking to gain some muscle? Gaining muscle requires you to eat in a surplus. You’ll be eating more food than normal while hopefully still consuming  your calories mindfully. You should be counting your macros to make sure you are eating in the correct surplus range. To read about how to count your macros please click here.

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Sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day to cook and eat all the calories you may need to eat to gain weight. That is where supplements come in. You want to put supplements into your body that you can trust. The Optimum Nutrition gainer has helped me gain muscle weight and increase my strength in the gym. My current goals are to build muscle and increase my strength on the powerlifts: bench, deadlift and squat.

I have been taking half a serving after I work out which is more than enough for me as I am eating in a small surplus of 250 calories above maintenance daily. Half a serving is 385 calories, 4.5g F/ 58g Carb/ 27.5g Protein. I mixed mine in a shaker bottle with unsweetened almond milk which adds a few calories but not many. For those of you looking for more immediate weight gain results I would recommend consuming a full serving of this gainer daily. You can buy the gainer here.

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I often find it hard to hit my carbs in a healthy way. This shake definitely fills that void for me. Rather than reaching for packaged food or sugary carb sources this gainer is filled with a healthy carbohydrate blend that is made up of oat flour, pea starch and potatoes. The mix also includes flax seeds and chia. The gainer its self mixes fairly easily in a blender bottle although I think it would be best with ice and almond milk in a blender. It was very creamy and the vanilla flavor was tasty without tasting artificial.

You can drink this post workout or even have half a serving between meals if you are looking for steady calories throughout the day. Gaining muscle weight can be empowering and awesome. No wonder why #gainingweightiscool is trending. Here is my transformation over the years.

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The far left is me at 115 pounds six years ago, the middle is me at 120 pounds 6 months ago and the right is me in December at 125 pounds.

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VBURST Product Review

VBURST are portable vitamin shots. They are easily processed by the body and contain only natural ingredients, no fillers and are sweetened with monk fruit. I like that these are so portable and can be taken with you anywhere you go. They are in a leak proof container too so they won’t end up spilling in your bag. It is also nice to not have to worry about taking a pill.

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Strawberry Lemonade (Fitness Blend):
This flavor is the fitness blend that contains vitamins as well as an amino acid blend with Branch Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs), L-Glutamine, and L-Proline. This was my favorite one flavor wise as well as for content. L-Glutamine has a similar effect on the body as probiotics but it can also be used to curb sugar and carb cravings and preserve muscle tissue. L-Proline keeps muscles and joints flexible and skin wrinkle-free. It is very important to take BCAAs when you weight train so that you can recover faster and with less delayed onset muscle soreness so you can train just as hard the next day.

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Orange Lime (Antioxidant Blend):
This one and the Tropical Mango VBURST are both antioxidant blends. I will elaborate on some of the supplements found in this beverage. Magnesium Citrate can help reduce anxiety and increase your energy. Green Tea Extract has antioxidants as well as can help you lose fat by jump starting your metabolism. Grape seed extract can help lower cholesterol and poor circulation. Panax Ginseng Extract can be used to prevent muscle damage and reduce anxiety. This also has a lot of the vitamins you’ll find in a multivitamin.

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Tropical Mango (Antioxidant Blend):
This flavor has the exact same active ingredients as the Orange Lime variety. This one was just a tad too intensely flavored and sweet for my liking. Although I would probably drink it anyways.

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Overall, I recommend these vitamin shots to anyone who has trouble swallowing pills or anyone looking to get the most out of their fitness journey in a safe manner.

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