MASS FORMULA MCT Gainer is a dietary supplement of carbohydrates, protein, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), HMB, creatine, L-glutamine, taurine and vitamins.
Mass Formula MCT Gainer is a supplement based on carbohydrates (maltodextrin, fructose) and high biological value proteins obtained from milk (ultrafiltered serum protein). The mixture of macronutrients is nutritionally balanced and especially balanced to be easily digested and assimilated.
The product is designed for those who face intense competition or training, who need to feed frequently or who want to add extra Kcal in their diet, with the goal of increasing muscle mass.
Added ingredients include creatine (increases power in anaerobic-acacacid exercise), glutamine (supports protein anabolism in muscle; strengthens the immune system), and taurine (improves muscle and cardiac membrane excitability, antioxidant action).
The formulation also contains MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). These are special saturated fatty acids: they have, in fact, 6 to 12 carbon atoms, unlike "classic" ones that have 14 and more. This characteristic means that they, once they reach the intestines, do not stimulate the secretion of bile and pancreatic juice, and with ease they then enter the bloodstream and not the lymphatic circulation. In other words, they are absorbed and oxidized much more rapidly than long-chain fatty acids (carnitine is not even required). They represent, therefore, an alternative and complementary source to carbohydrates for energy. Some studies, moreover, seem to suggest that MCT consumption is associated with performance benefits (Wang Y et al., 2018, PLoS ONE).
Another ingredient in the product is HMB. It is naturally present in the body where it is produced from certain substances, mainly from L-leucine (branched amino acid). The properties and effects ascribed to HMB basically stem from its ability to prevent and/or reduce the loss of lean mass (muscle mass).
Intense and prolonged exertion has important repercussions on the muscular system, and many studies have shown that the administration of HMB can prevent or reduce this damage. In general, this prevention and/or reduction of muscle damage is associated with a significant improvement in both aerobic and anaerobic performance and decreased perception of muscle pain.
Mass Formula MCT Gainer can be included in the family of so-called "gainers." The presence of high amounts of important nutrients creates the preconditions for it to also be considered an excellent product for muscle recovery after exertion.
Indications for use:
SPORT: indicated during periods of muscle growth to provide nutrients and Kcal.
Servings: use the product about 2 hours before training or competition. It is recommended to dissolve 5 scoops (corresponding to 50 g) in 200 ml of water or low-fat milk, twice a day. Divide intakes throughout the day according to activity.
DAILY LIFE: The product may be useful and welcome in elderly individuals (advanced third age) with problems of lack of appetite and/or chewing.
Servings: the intake of the product should be appropriate to the number of calories required.
Packaging: 2, 3, 7 lbs
Flavors: cocoa, hazelnut (2 and 7 lbs only).
1 serving = 50 g
Energy value 1669 KJ / 399 Kcal
Fat 2.70 g
Saturated fatty acids 1.60 g
Carbohydrates 65 g
Sugars 28 g
Fibers 0.90 g
Protein 28 g
Salt 0.21 g
Vitamin C 60 mg (75% VNR)
Niacin 18 mg (113% VNR)
Vitamin E 5 mg (42% VNR)
Pantothenic acid 6 mg (100% VNR)
1 dose = 50 g
Vitamin B6 2 mg (143% VNR)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2 / Vit. B2) 1.60 mg (114% VNR)
Thiamine (Vit.B1 / Vit.B1) 1.40 mg (127% VNR)
Folic acid 200 μg (100% VNR)
Cyanocobalamin (vit.B12 / Vit.B12) 1 μg (400% VNR)
Creatine monohydrate 3,000 mg
L-glutamine 1,000 mg
Taurine 500 mg
β-Hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) 420 mg
Medium-chain triglycerides (MTC) 1,000 mg
NPV: daily reference nutritive value (adults) according to EU Reg. No. 1169/2011
Ingredients: maltodextrin, whey protein obtained by ultrafiltration (CFM) 26%, fructose, flavoring, creatine monohydrate, L-glutamine (Kyowa Quality®), medium-chain triglycerides (MTC) (contains sodium caseinate), cocoa powder, acidity correctors: potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate; taurine, calcium β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (CaHMB), L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), nicotinamide (niacin), DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), calcium D-pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine chlorohydrate (vitamin B1), pteroyl-monoglutamic acid (folic acid), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).