What is a Mass Gain Supplement?

5 June 2020

What is a Mass Gain supplement?

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Increasing lean body mass naturally can be difficult, particularly for some individuals. It requires consistent participation in a well designed resistance training programme and the consumption of the right nutrients in the right amounts to build lean muscle and aid recovery, and a sufficient energy (kcal) intake to fuel training sessions and muscle growth. In order to achieve this, bodybuilders and other strength athletes aiming to significantly increase muscle mass may consume 6 or more meals per day. However, purchasing, preparing and consuming this amount of food can be very difficult, particularly when trying to balance the demands of life, work and training.

Mass Gain supplements are a combination of substances designed to provide the right nutrients and energy needed to build lean muscle. Typically they contain varying amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and other ingredients in an easy to prepare and consume format.

The use of mass gain supplements is supported by a number of scientific studies which have shown that they not only aid increases in muscle mass (1), but also exercise performance (2) and post- exercise recovery (3).

Why Time 4 Mass Gain?

Time 4 Mass Gain has been specially designed for use by individuals who find it difficult gain muscle mass. Its key ingredients have been shown scientifically to provide a number of potential benefits for health and performance. These include but are not limited to:

  • Increasing muscle mass (1,2,3,4,5,6,)
  • Increasing muscular strength (2,6,7,14)
  • Increasing high intensity exercise performance (7,8,11)
  • Decreasing levels of myostatin, a molecule responsible for inhibiting muscle growth (9)
  • Increasing levels of the Anabolic Hormone IGF-1 (10)
  • Reducing fatigue (12)
  • Enhancing Glycogen Synthesis (13)
  • Increasing Anaerobic Power (16)
  • Enhancing recovery (3,13,15,17)