If you want to gain muscle mass, two of the most basic and important things you need are a sufficient amount of protein and a surplus of calories. The ladder is especially true for individuals who tend to have a fast metabolism or difficult time getting enough calories solely from the foods they eat. All calories are not created equal though, only calories from high quality protein can be used by the body to build muscle. About 50% of the calories in Muscular Weight Gain 3™ come from protein, most other weight gainers have a lower percentage of protein content (they have more carbohydrates and less protein because carbs are much cheaper). MWG3™ gives your these extra calories and protein in a delicious and easy to drink beverage, without extra added junk you don’t want. We don’t load our product up with added sugars and fats. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and free from added sugars, fats, artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners. Muscular Weight Gain 3 allows you to put on muscle the healthy and natural way, without overloading your system with additional bulk food.
The Pro-Amino™ multi-source protein blend contains precisely formulated quantities of Whey, Casein, Egg proteins and hydrolysates to yield both an immediate surge of amino acids to stimulate muscle growth, as well as a slow release of amino acids to keep the body in an anabolic state and support muscle growth for several hours. We use only the highest quality whey concentrates and isolates, all of which are extracted via cold-processed micro-filtration technology, resulting in pure & undenatured proteins and amino acids which can be absorbed very quickly. The egg protein used is 100% pure egg albumen (egg white protein).
The New Tech 2.0 Pro-Carbo complex carbohydrate blend contains an array of low-sugar, slow-digesting complex carbohydrates to fuel your workouts, replenish your glycogen stores, and give you the extra calories you need to gain muscular weight. Inulin and other complex carbs also provide over 3 grams of fiber per serving.
The original Muscular Weight Gain was introduced over 25 years ago, at a time when weight gainers were loaded with excess sugar, were often only 25% protein, and frequently contained several hundred carbs per serving. These weight gainers were cheap for supplement companies to produce (carbs are notably cheaper than protein), and certainly cause a weight gain, but often much of it was fat. The original formula was revolutionary at this time and raised the bar with its high protein content, lower sugar content, and lack of excessive carbohydrates. It was also innovative in that it was one of the first weight gainers to be all natural, most others contained artificial flavors and some added aspartame later. Muscular Weight Gain 2™ replaced the original formula in the late 1990’s. MWG2™ took high quality weight gainers to the next level by adding a higher concentration of protein, adding several key muscle building ingredients (including L-Glutamine, Ribose, and a full potency dose of Creatine Monohydrate), and by making the product instant so it could easily mix with a spoon.
This third generation formulation represents over 25 years of product improvements and refinements over the prior formulas, as well as the incorporation of the latest sciences and technology available for muscle gainer formulations, giving you a formulation which is both cutting edge and time tested. Muscular Weight Gain 3 has again raised the bar for health, natural weight gainers –- in taste, in nutritional content, and most importantly, results.
Key Features of Muscular Weight Gain v3.0™:
• 60g multi-source immediate and sustained release protein and amino acid blend
• Complex, slow-release carbohydrate blend
• 5g Creatine Monohydrate per serving
• Contains peptide-bond and free form amino acids
• Low fat, no added fats or oils
• Low sugar, no added sugars
• Natural formulation – no artificial flavors or sweeteners
• Added L-Glutamine and Ribose
• Added natural plant-derived Proteolytic Digestive Enzymes
GAIN MUSCLE THE HEALTHY, NATURAL WAY
The name (MUSCULAR WEIGHT GAIN™) implies our product is geared for only bodybuilders and athletes. Although it was formulated with the bodybuilder and athlete in mind, the concept was to make a product that anyone can use to gain weight in a natural and healthy manner. In combination with proper exercise, MWG3 is formulated to produce a quality weight gain of lean body mass (healthy muscle tissue) and not adipose weight (unhealthy fat tissue). Many other brands available are highly saturated with sugars, excessive starches, artificial flavors and sweeteners, salt, fats, and other “junk” and inexpensive ingredients to boost calorie content and improve taste. Be leery of these products as these ingredients will produce a definite weight gain, but one of fat tissue, which is not healthy and a burden on your entire system (especially your heart).
Pro-Amino™proprietary blend of immediate and extended release Anabolic Proteins, Peptides, and Amino Acids [Including: Highest Bioavailability Whey Protein Complex (containing Whey Protein Concentrate, Isolate, and Hydrolysate – each rich in Beta-Lactoglobulins, Serum Albumin, and Lactoferrin), Calcium Caseinate (containing Alpha, Beta, and Kappa Caseins), Egg White Protein, L-Glutamine], New Tech™2.0 complex Pro-Carbo™Blend (Concentrated Glucose Polymers, Brown Rice Powder, Inulin, Ribose), Creatine Monohydrate, Natural Flavors, Stevia Herb Extract, Papain and Bromelain (Natural Plant-Derived Proteolytic Digestive Enzymes), Lactase, Soy Lecithin.
CONTAINS: MILK, EGG, AND SOY. Whey and Casein are milk derivatives. Soy lecithin helps to naturally instantize the product.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What makes Muscular Weight Gain 3 different from most other Weight Gainers?
A: There are several factors which differentiate MWG3 from the majority of other weight gainers.
• MWG3 has a higher percentage of protein than the majority of other weight gainers. It contains 60 grams of protein per serving, and about 50%of the calories in each serving come from protein alone. Other weight gainers do not contain as much protein, and those that do have a considerably higher amount of carbohydrates than protein. Carbohydrates are much less expensive than protein, so other companies tend to use more carbohydrates to cut costs.
Q: How many servings of MWG3 should I take per day?
A: This depends on your personal protein and caloric needs, and how much muscular weight you are looking to gain. Each full serving of MWG3 has about 500 calories, which will typically result in a weight gain of about one pound per week when added to your regular diet. Two servings (about 1000 Calories) will yield a weight gain of about two pounds per week. Protein intake is also an important factor. A general recommendation is to consume one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. For example, a 200 lb man should consume about 200 grams of protein per day, if he wants to build muscle mass. Your protein intake also comes from the foods you eat, and not just from supplements.
Our general recommendation is to start using one full serving per day. From there you can adjust your intake depending on the results you get and what your goals are. As noted above, how much of the product you need depends on your personal goals and requirements, and your intake can be adjusted accordingly.
Q: When is the best time to take MWG3?
A: The best time to take MWG3 is between meals of after workouts. Each serving may be split in half if you desire. For example, if you are taking one serving per day, on workout days you can take 1/2 a serving after your workout and 1/2 between two of your meals. On non-workout days you can take 1/2 between breakfast and lunch and 1/2 between lunch and dinner. These are not the only ways which the product can be used. Use can be tailored to your specific needs.
If you don’t have time to have a complete breakfast in the morning, which is especially important for those looking to gain weight, MWG3 can be used as substitute for breakfast. Also, for those true hardgainers, the product can be taken before bedtime to supply extra calories and protein before rest, when muscle growth also takes place.
Q: Will taking MWG3 make me fat?
A: MWG3 product is specifically formulated to support increased muscular weight, not fatty weight. In order for the product to be effective it must be used in combination with a proper training regimen and diet. The product is designed to be used by people who want to gain muscular weight, who are currently not notably overweight, and who tend to need more calories than the average person.
Q: Can I use MWG3 with other protein powders or weight gainers?
A: Yes, but most users do not need to. If you do use another protein powder or weight gainer you should take them at a separate time from the MWG3 to more evenly distribute your protein and calorie intake throughout the day. Determine your total protein requirements for the day, from there you can decide if you need or want to take another protein supplement along with the MWG3.
Q: Do I need to take a separate Creatine Supplement if I take MWG3?
A: No, each serving of MWG3 contains your full daily dose (5 grams) of Creatine Monohydrate. If you use a full serving of MWG3 per day you do not need to take any separate creatine products.
Q: I see that there are many forms of creatine available, and more are coming out all the time. Why is Creatine Monohydrate used in MWG3 instead of some of the other forms?
A: Creatine Monohydrate is the most well researched, widely used form of creatine. It has a long and excellent history of safety and efficacy. Creatine Monohydrate has been shown to be well absorbed by the body and has long been considered one of, perhaps even the most effective sports nutrition supplement
Q: What type of whey proteins are used in MWG3?
A: As the first ingredient in the product, and the most dominant form of protein in the Pro-Amino protein blend, whey proteins are a major component of this formulation. The whey proteins used in MWG3 are a blend of whey concentrates, isolates, and hydrolysates, each of which is further explained below. Each of these is extracted and refined via a cross-flow microfiltration process which does not utilize heat or chemicals, yielding a high quality, undenatured protein.
Whey isolate is the purest, most refined form of whey protein available. It is about 90% pure protein and contains virtually zero fat, sugar, and cholesterol. Whey Concentrate is another highly refined form of whey protein. There are many different grades of whey concentrates available ranging in protein content from 34% all the way up to 80%. In MWG3 we use only the highest quality 80% concentrates. Whey concentrates may contain protein fractions which may not be found in isolates (it is believed that some of these fractions get filtered out in the more highly refined filtration processes applied to isolates). Whey hydrolysates are whey proteins with enzymes applied to break down the large protein molecules into the much smaller peptides and amino acids, which results in faster absorption rates. With the already fast digestion rates of whey proteins, whey hydrolysates are one of the most quickly absorbed forms of protein available. Healthy ‘N Fit was a pioneer in the use of hydrolyzed proteins in supplements and pioneered some of the ideas and technologies now being applied to some of the newest protein powders over 15 years ago.
Q: What is casein protein and why is it in MWG3?
A: Casein protein, like whey, is a dairy based protein. It is a complete protein, containing a high proportion of all the essential amino acids, and being especially rich in L-Glutamine precursors. One of the key features of casein is it’s slow rate of digestion. Unlike whey, which is broken down and absorbed quickly, casein takes several hours to break down. This provides a steady release of amino acids for up to four hours, keeping your body in a positive nitrogen balance and ensuring your muscles have the nutrients needed to grow and to prevent breakdown.
Q: Each serving of MWG3 has 60 grams of protein, is that more than I need?
A: The amount of protein a person needs can vary significantly from one person to another. There are several factors which affect how much protein a person may need. Some of these factors include age, weight, gender, physical activity levels, the types of physical activities a person engages in, and the amount of muscle tissue a person has. In general, the protein requirements of a person who is physically active, weight lifts, and desires gaining lean muscle mass will be notably higher than that of the average person. A common recommendation for a person such as this is to consume about one gram of protein per pound of body weight.
MWG3 contains a blend of both immediate and extended release proteins, so while much of the protein will be quickly broken down and absorbed, a good portion of it will also be digested over a much longer period of time – up to four hours. So not all 60 grams are immediately utilized. It is important to remember that only protein can support the growth of muscle and supplying our muscle with sufficient protein is vital if you are looking to gain lean muscle mass.
Q: What is an “Amino Acid Profile” and why is it listed on each bottle?
A: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and of muscle. We have all heard that our muscles need a sufficient amount of protein in order to grow. Well, it isn’t necessarily the protein our body needs, but rather the individual amino acids and peptides which make up that protein. Each molecule of protein is made up of hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of amino acids which are chemically bonded together. For the most part, these long chains of thousands of amino acids are made of about 20 different amino acids. Each different protein source contains different ratios and percentages of each amino acid. For example, casein contains more Glutamine precursors than whey, but whey contains more Branched Chain Amino Acids than casein.
Every amino acid serves a different function in the body. Moreover, some amino acids are considered to be more important than others, especially for individuals who are trying to increase muscle mass. The proteins found in MWG3, such as whey and egg, are considered to have the best amino acid profile by several scientific standards (Chemical Score, Bioavailability, Protein Efficiency Ratio, etc.) The amino acid profile listed on each bottle shows the amount of each amino acid which can be found in the unique protein blend in MWG3.
Q: What are all those ingredients listed after the proteins? For example, what is Beta-Lactoglobulin?
A: These are commonly know as protein fractions. Each type of protein is made up of several different protein fractions. For example, Whey protein is made up of Beta-Lactoglobulin, Alpha-Lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Immunoglobulins, Serum Albumin, and Lactoferrin. Each of these protein fractions has its own unique amino acid profile and unique properties.
Q: What is in the New-Tech 2.0 Pro-Carbo blend and what does it do?
A: The New-Tech 2.0 Pro-Carbo blend contains several complex carbohydrates including Brown Rice Powder and Inulin, which is an excellent source of fiber. MWG3 is very low in simple sugars, which can cause excessive fat gain. Rather, it is made up of slower digesting complex carbohydrates which will fuel your workouts, replenish your glycogen stores, and give you the extra calories you need to gain muscular weight. Glycogen is one of the ways in which muscles store energy, replenishing your glycogen stores after workouts is important to ensure your muscles will have what they need to power through your next workout.
Q: What enzymes are in the product and what do they do?
A: Papain and Bromelain are Natural Plant-Derived Proteolytic Digestive Enzymes. Papain is derived from papayas and Bromelain is derived from pineapples. These enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins into amino acids. Lactase is also included in the formula to help digest any naturally occurring lactose which may be found in the whey proteins.
Q: I see a lot of other weight gain products have very high fat content, why is this and how does Muscular Weight Gain 3 have such a low fat content.
A: Fats, in the form of powdered oils and triglycerides, are often added to weight gainer products for two primary reasons. First is taste. As we know, foods with a higher fat content often taste much better. It’s like the difference between skim milk and whole milk, most would agree that the whole milk has a fuller, richer taste. The other reason they are commonly added is to add calories. Fat has more than twice as much calories per gram as protein and carbohydrates.
Muscular Weight Gain 3 does not have any of these added fats. While they may be appropriate in some products, the goal of MWG3 is to be the “Cleanest,” healthiest, and most natural weight gainer available. Plus, we think you may rather get the fat in your diet from the foods that you eat, as opposed to your protein shake.
Q: What is the difference between your Anabolic Muscle product and Muscular Weight Gain 3?
A: This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Overall, they are actually very similar. Both have a higher percentage of protein than the majority of other weight gainers available, both are naturally flavored and sweetened, and both are an excellent choice for someone looking to gain muscle mass. The primary differences are listed below:
– MWG3 is a bit of a leaner formula than Anabolic Muscle with less sugar and a bit less fat.
– Anabolic Muscle has 90 grams of protein, due to it’s larger serving size, whereas MWG3 has 60 grams.
– MWG3 has a lower calorie count per serving than Anabolic Muscle.
– Muscular Weight Gain 3 supplies 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate per serving – a full days supply – as well as L-Glutamine and Ribose. Anabolic Muscle contains a smaller amount of Creatine, but has a very comprehensive multi-nutrient anabolic blend containing a wide variety of supplements to support your muscle building goals.
If you are deciding between the two, our general recommendations are:
• Muscular Weight Gain 3 is the best choice for you if:
– You want a weight gainer that is healthier, “cleaner,” and more natural than others
– You need a moderate amount of extra calories
– Building lean muscle is your primary goal
• Anabolic Muscle is the best choice for you if:
– You want a weight gainer with more protein than just about every other product on the market
– You need a significant amount of extra calories
– Getting as big as possible is your primary goal
For many, both products would work great and could be used interchangeably.
Q: What is the difference between the new MWG3 and the previous Muscular Weight Gain 2?
A: The newest version of this product boasts several improvements over the older version including:
– Less Sugar (6g in the new version vs. 18g in the older version), no added sugars
– An improved carbohydrate blend, New Tech 2.0 with more fiber and complex carbs, including Brown Rice Powder and Inulin
– Similar, but notably improved taste (still naturally flavored and sweetened)
– Less Fat
– Less Sodium (half the sodium of previous versions)
– New, modern packaging
– Will deliver better results in a better tasting and healthier shake
The Core fundamentals which many loved about Muscular Weight Gain 2 have not changes:
– 60 grams of protein per serving
– 60 grams of carbs per serving
– Over 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate per serving
– Added L-Glutamine and Ribose
– All Natural
– Blend of Whey, Egg, and Casein Proteins
– Added natural digestive enzymes
– Overall, it is one of the “cleanest” weight gainers available on the market, with no added sugars or fats, and an all natural formulation.
Basically, we’ve kept the fundamentals of the product the same, but made improvements in several key areas. The original Muscular Weight Gain was introduced over 25 years ago and was revolutionary for a time when weight gainers were loaded with excess sugar, and were often only 25% protein. This third generation formulation represents over 25 years of product improvements and refinements, as well as the incorporation of the latest sciences and technology available for muscle gainer formulations, yielding a formulation which is both cutting edge and time tested.
Q: What flavors and sizes is Muscular Weight Gain 3 available in?
A: Muscular Weight Gain 3 is available in Extreme Vanilla and Rich Milk Chocolate flavors. Each flavor is available in 2.5 lb. (1135 grams) and 4.4 lb. (2 kilo) sizes.
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