There are all sorts of mass gainer supplement powders on the market, and each claims to pack a ton of calories into each serving. In my experience, taste is the thing that often suffers the most. So when I find a mass gainer powder that’s actually enjoyable to drink, I take notice.
Mutant Mass is a weight gainer supplement that’s advertised as a massive calorie booster that actually tastes pretty great. Is that the truth, or just marketing noise? Read on to find out.
I bought some Mutant Mass weight gain supplement powder a few months back (Vanilla Shake flavour), and I’ve been meaning to write a review for some time. I’ll break it down here.
As far as taste goes, Mutant Mass more or less lives up to the hype. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the smoothie tastes. It has a thick and rich texture that’s actually reminiscent of a vanilla shake.
There’s not much of an aftertaste, and it doesn’t have that rancid taste that some soy based protein powder shakes do.
It’s quite sweet on its own, so it still tastes like a shake even when you just mix it with water. The nice thing about this powder is you can adjust the sweetness pretty easily, and it’s not overpowering.
If you’re mixing it with fruit, juice and ice to make a smoothie, be careful of the ingredients you choose. As I mentioned earlier in the review, Mutant Mass gainer powder is quite sweet and adding a sweet juice can make it overpowering. I’d probably recommend milk as the base liquid.
Mutant Mass weight supplement powder mixes OK.
It all depends on how much of the mixture you use. If you go with the full recommended serving (four massive scoops!) your shake will be extremely thick. The thicker it is, the harder it is to mix. At the full serving recommendation, you’ll have a clumpy mixture for sure, unless you use a blender.
I’ve found that Mutant Mass weight gain shakes work best if you use half or a quarter of the recommended serving, and drink it 2 or 4 times per day. At a quarter serving, Mutant Mass mixes very nicely with no clumps. I just add the powder, add some water, shake it a few times and I’m ready to go.
If you’re in favour of large weight gain shakes and want to do the whole serving at once, you’ll probably be a bit frustrated by the clumping. If you’re fine breaking it up into two servings, then Mutant Mass reviews very well in the clumping category. It’s easy to mix and digest and I’ve found it to be one of the best mass gainer and muscle building supplements around for that reason.
I was initially drawn to Mutant Mass because I’m stingy and the price was really good. I believe I paid around $32 for 5 pounds (2.2 Kg) of mass gainer supplement. That was pretty inexpensive and among the cheapest in the store.
I didn’t buy it online, but I’ve seen the same product for under $30 from several online sources, and I’m sure that’s the least expensive way to buy it. It also seems to be more economical to purchase it in larger quantities, as is the case with most gainers. Compared with other products I’ve reviewed, Mutant mass is one of the best weight gain supplements for price point.
Mutant Mass reviews well on the ingredients side of things too. It really is packed. Calorie wise, it claims a whopping 1,060 calories per serving, though as I mentioned earlier that’s not entirely realistic since it’s a whopping 4 scoops per serving, which is 260 grams of the stuff… good luck with that!
Protein: Mutant Mass contains a number of different sources. It is largely whey based, containing whey concentrates and isolates, milk, egg white albumen, and micellar casein.
Carbohydrates: If you’re a fan of ‘clean carbs’ (think complex carbohydrates), you’ll like Mutant Mass. The carbs are predominantly made up of waxy maize and waxy maize maltodextrin, but the mixture also contains whole oat and soy, including fibre and waxy barley starch.
I actually really like Mutant Mass as a weight gain supplement because I don’t experience the ‘spike and crash’ feeling that many other powders seem to have. A smoothie in the morning keeps my mood at a pretty steady point throughout the day.
Medium Chain Triglycerides: Mutant Mass contains MCTs derived from coconut oil. MCTs require very little energy to digest and as such they’re a great addition in any weight gain mass powder supplement such as this.
Glutamine Peptides: Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in your body. It’s becoming pretty popular because it can apparently help stop the breakdown of muscle and promote the building of new tissue, in addition to also improving your immune system. For the most part, your body is able to produce this amino acid with a healthy diet, but many people are seeing the benefits of including it as a supplement in their diet. Mutant Mass contains glutamine peptides that are derived from wheat.
Other Nutritional Notes:
- I should mention that Mutant Mass contains Sucralose as a sweetener, so if you’re not a big fan of that it’s one to avoid.
- Mutant Mass contains gluten, so it’s not an ideal choice for anyone who is gluten intolerant or celiac.
- This supplement contains egg and milk products, so it’s not vegan. However, it doesn’t appear to contain any meat derived products, so it’s suitable for an ovo-lacto vegetarian.
- It’s not a great idea for anyone with nut or sulphite allergies.
Mutant Mass Review: Conclusion?
On the whole, I’ve had a pretty positive experience with Mutant Mass, and it’s a weight gain supplement for men or women that works well. It’s got the ingredients I’m looking for and then some, and the taste is decent enough to be easily incorporated into my daily routine and diet.
It does tend to clump, so you have to mix it pretty well, but that makes sense to me based on how much nutritional content there is in a serving. As I mentioned earlier, I’d highly recommend that you split up the daily serving throughout the day. It goes down much easier if you use a quarter or half serving at a go, and that provides nutritional energy throughout your day, rather than one big hit in the morning.
If you give it a whirl, please come back and let me know what you think! How does it compare to other mass gainer supplements out there? Did it make your ‘top 5’ list?
Thanks for reading!