How does it mix?
How does it taste?
This is what you get per serving of 100g (3 scoops)
When mixed with 500ml of water
Carbohydrates: 46 g (of which sugars 9.1)
Protein: 32 g
When mixed with 500ml of full fat milk
Carbohydrates: 70 g (of which sugars 33.1)
Protein: 48.6 g
Each serving also comes with MCT, Inulin and Flax Seed. Flax seeds are a great source of omega 3 which helps to keep your bones and joints healthy.
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Hardgainer extreme is a high calorie, high carb, protein shake designed to help add the extra calories and nutrients needed to put on muscle in the quickest time possible. It is particularly good for hardgainers and people who struggle to put on weight. You can read more about weight gain shakes here.
One of the most important things to look for when buying a weight gain shake is the quality of its calories and where they come from. Some of the cheaper brands use carbohydrates with high sugar content to bump the calories. These are the ones i highly recommend you avoid! However hard gainer extreme by my protein is full of great, complex carbs. Lets look at what you get per serving and break it down:
As you can see above, one shake made with 500ml water gives us a nice 382 calories, 6.3 grams of fat, a high 32 grams of protein and 46 grams of carbohydrates. The most important thing here is the quality of carbohydrates. The carbs here only contain 9.1 grams of sugar which is means the remaining 36.9 grams are complex carbs. This is what to look for when buying a weight gain shake.
If your really looking for a high calorie boosting shake then you can mix it with milk. As you can see at the top of the page with the nutrition information this creates a mega weight gain shake with 691 calories.
Mix and taste test
The powder mixes well with both water and milk. I like to use 3 scoops then full my protein shaker right to the top then after a quick shake you get a nice smooth consistently. I remember when I first tried it I thought it was very sweet but you soon get used to it. Overall for a weight gain shake it mixes and tastes great. Myprotein offers a good selection of flavours. My favourite is the chocolate smooth flavour.
Will I get fat?
A common fear and a popular question with any weight gain shake. If your goal is to gain lean muscle and avoid the fat then hard gainer extreme is a good choice. With its high protein blend and primarily complex carbohydrates as a shake this creates a healthy extra meal. It can also be used as a breakfast if you’re the type that struggles to eat in the morning. As the shake acts as an extra healthy meal it’s not going to cause you to get fat as long as you combine it with a good healthy diet.
I’ve been consistently using weight gain shakes now for almost 2 years and during this period I’ve been able to maintain a low bodyfat and put on good amount of muscle. Over the last 2 years I’ve used both hardgainer extreme and also Kinetica Oat gain. Both have given me great results and I’ve been lucky enough to stay lean and put on a good amount of muscle. You can read my story and see my before and after pictures here.
My long term experience with Hard gainer extreme.
I went through a big struggle when I first started training to get the scales to move up. I soon learned that as I progressed I was not eating enough food and I had to find a way to get more calories, protein and carbs into my diet. This weight gain shake was such a great discovery and it really helped me start to put some good weight on when I thought I was stuck. Good diet and a solid workout routine is what got made me reach my goal but I still believe that having my weight gain shakes to help me hit the high calorie diets played a big part in my transformation.
If you’re the skinny body type or a hardgainer then this is a brilliant option for adding the extra bulk and calories you need to grow big. Even if you don’t consider yourself a hardgainer and your looking to gain some quick mass in a short period of time this shake is going to be really helpful to hit those calorie goals. Overall I can’t fault it from the possible experience I’ve had taking it. It’s also one of the best value low sugar weight gainers on the market.
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