True Mass 1200 - Is It The Answer To Your Weight Gain Needs?

True Mass 1200 Reviews

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Derek Peterson
By Derek Peterson
April 8, 2013

Promising to be the “ultimate super mass gainer”, True Mass 1200 by BSN supposedly helps you put on solid mass quickly. In three delicious flavors, True Mass 1200 claims to provide plenty of proteins, carbohydrates, and calories.

Is True Mass 1200 the ultimate tool to build muscle?

What’s in True Mass 1200?

Along with 1200 calories per serving, True Mass 1200 provides vitamins and nutrients to give you well-rounded calories. The six most prevalent of these ingredients are:

Maltodextrin is a sugar that’s made from corn, rice, or potato. It’s mainly used in food and supplements to increase volume. It can cause weight gain if taken in high amounts.

Whole oat flour is made from ground oats and is gluten-free. Whole oats can lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and treat digestive issues.[1] This ingredient is also used as a filler, adding bulk to foods and supplements.

Whey protein concentrate is derived from a protein-rich by-product of cheese.[2] Whey-based proteins are highly bioavailable building blocks for muscle tissue that ensure healthy lean muscle development and repair.

Whey protein concentrate also has high concentrations of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs improve physical performance, boost lean muscle growth, and fight fatigue.[3]

Calcium caseinate is a protein derived from casein in milk. Casein is the name for a family of phosphoproteins , that make up the majority of proteins found in milk. These essential amino acids build and maintain muscles.[4]

Also, calcium plays a crucial part in many biological functions and is needed for a healthy body.

Milk protein isolate provides many of the same benefits whey protein delivers. The main difference is that milk-based protein digests slower than whey protein. This ensures a consistent supply of protein and other nutrients for an extended period of time.

Micellar casein is the primary protein content in cow’s milk. It’s popular with bodybuilders because it clumps in the stomach, taking longer to digest. This ensures a slow release of amino acids, promoting muscle growth longer.

These ingredients look like they promote constant catabolic activity and weight gain. However, you can never be truly sure about a formula until you see what kind of results it has given users.

True Mass 1200 User Reviews

User reviews have been pretty mediocre for True Mass 1200. The product currently has a score of 3.8 stars out of 5 on GNC.com. While users enjoy how the product helps build muscles and the taste, they aren’t wowed by its results. Here’s a sampling of recent user comments on True Mass 1200:

Nacefbahri shares that True Mass 1200 “is high in good cards so you gain weight but the right kind.”

Ralph.basile comments that the product “helps gain mass and maintains size.”

Brainrguyette uses True Mass 1200 twice a day and finds “it helps control cravings in between meals” and that he “would recommend this product to anyone trying to put on a few pounds of good weight.”

Are There Side Effects?

Though the ingredients are healthy and natural, they can cause side effects if taken in high amounts. When taken in high amounts, amino acids are known to turn toxic in the body.

In addition, protein can cause digestive issues, nausea, and headaches when taken in excess. However, if you stick to the recommended dose, you shouldn’t experience any side effects.

Of course, anyone with milk allergies should steer clear of True Mass 1200 since there are many milk-based ingredients.

How Do You Take True Mass 1200?

Mix 3 scoops of True Mass 1200 with 16 ounces of cold water or any beverage of your choice. Vary the amount of liquid to get the consistency you desire. To increase protein and calorie intake per serving, use milk.

Drink one serving daily or as needed to reach your weight gaining goals.

What About the Price?

True Mass 1200 can be found in brick and mortar health stores across North America. The price changes depending on the vendor and the flavor you choose.

True Mass 1200 comes in three flavors; strawberry milkshake, chocolate milkshake, and vanilla ice cream.

If you’re shopping online, the best deals include:

• BodyBuilding.com: $48.76 for a 10 pound bag (chocolate milkshake flavor).
• Amazon.com: $60.70 for the same 10 pound bag
• DPSNutrition.net: $43.95 for one 10 pound bag (chocolate milkshake)

BSN offers a limited guarantee on its products, but the product has to be purchased directly from the company, unopened, and returned within 30 days.[4]

You may be able to find a better guarantee from the various vendors selling True Mass 1200.

Final Thoughts

True Mass 1200 comes from a good company, has proven ingredients, and appears to taste great. However, the price is a bit high, it’s not backed by a good guarantee, and users aren’t completely wowed by its results.

In all though, if you can afford it, True Mass 1200 might be worth a try, but don’t expect any miracles.

References

[1] See WebMD.com. “Oats.” Accessed 4.05.2013. WebMD discusses health benefits of oats

[2] See Bergström, J., et al. “Intracellular free amino acid concentration in human muscle tissue.” Journal of Applied Physiology, 36.6 (1974): 693-697. http://jap.physiology.org/content/36/6/693.extract

[3] WebMD.com. “What is Branched-chain Amino Acids?” Accessed 3.22.2013. http://answers.webmd.com/answers/1188388/what-is-branched-chain-amino-acids

[4] BSNOnline.net. “Return Policy.” Accessed 4.05.2013. http://www.bsnonline.net/policy_returns.html

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