Body Fortress Mass Gainer Review – There’s a Catch! – Nutrition Facts

Body Fortress is one of the most popular proteins on the market, but theirs a catch.

  • 40g of protein per serving (6 scoops!)
  • Simple Carbohydrate based (added sugar)
  • Concentrated whey protein isolate 
  • No Aspartame and no Gluten (different artificial flavors)
  • Lysine dense protein formula
  • Contains 1000+ calories per serving
  • Easily accessible from major stores

B.F Super Advanced Mass Gainer - What's The Lowdown?

Body Fortress produces what we consider "dirty bulking" protein powders. These products are built for individuals who care less about the source of their protein or carbs but are simply looking to attain the most calories in their shaker at once.

If you find yourself struggling to gain weight, this may be the right choice for you. A caloric dense product made for anyone with a metabolism stopping them from hitting the scale a little heavier.

Body Fortress Weight Gainer Ingredients

  • Maltodextrin
  • Whey Protein Isolate, Concentrate & Caseinate
  • Cocoa
  • Fructose
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Natural and Artificial Flavors
  • Soy Lecithin

How to (and when) take it

Despite what Body Fortress advertises, the mass gainer is not easily shaken and drank. I would suggest adding milk & blending the shake for at least 15 seconds.

The consistency of a simply shaken version pales in comparison.

Most weight gainers are best taken after a good cardio/gym session. When you complete an exercise, your metabolism rises and the time frame for you to repair your muscles after exercise opens to about 6 hours. The six hours after your exercise is the best time frame to consume a mass shake.

Benefits

The pros: Caloric dense

The Cons: Poor ingredients, high in added sugar, high in artificial flavors

Is body fortress safe? - Precautions

Despite the fact that body fortress has produced a product that appeals to the lowest common denominator (money), it is safe to consume.

You are in no more danger of sickness from drinking a McDonald's shake, in fact the McDonald's shake may give you the same results as taking this shake.

I would advise against this shake for people who are concerned about stretch marks, excess fat gain or consuming artificial flavors. If you're looking for a less dramatic way to gain weight, we also over some pill based alternatives.

Type of Flavors and Serving Sizes

Two flavors are available

Vanilla (Most Popular):

Vanilla is generally the staple for most who intend on mixing their protein with something else as well. I would suggest adding some vanilla to Pancakes or another item you may bake. The high sugar content could allow you to substitute added sugar in another product with this product.

Chocolate (Highest Rated For Flavor):

I actually prefer the Chocolate flavor because it helps mask the artificial flavor aftertaste. Unfortunately you will taste this no matter what but adding chocolate milk really helps.

Quality Score

Efficiency Score

Quality is hard to define but what I can say is that Body Fortress has a large fanbase of people who purchase their products on the regular. I would consider this mass gainer to be of mediocre quality.

It's hard to give this one a number because to be honest, this protein doesn't exceed expectations. I would call it very mediocre. There's also research that shows many protein brands actually fake their amino acid profile. Am I saying that they do? No, but I am saying you do get what you pay for...

Is it Tasty? / Consistency / Does it Blend? or Shake?

This is where the mass gainer excels. Without a doubt this protein has been rated as one of the tastiest powders on the market. I would suspect the culprit for it's great flavor is actually the large amount of added sweeteners. Does that make this a bad product? I will leave that up to you. If you are looking for a cleaner source of carbohydrates, this definitely isn't your best choice. 

Consistency is fairly smooth, it seems to have some sort of anti-caking agent to prevent clumps of powder.

You can give this a good shake for about 2-5 minutes for a smooth drinking experience.

Conclusion
Is this protein worth it? Or should you just down a meat shake?

It's to say that this protein is made for most people. I would see the preferred audience for a dirty bulking shake to be less athletic and more concerned with just attaining a healthier weight. You see this in people with eating disorders or others who have unhealthy lifestyles but are attempting to still sustain more calories in the diet. 

This is perfect if you are:

  • Anorexic / Bulimic (not medical advice)
  • A busy body that doesn't eat many solid meals
  • Looking to gain weight (not necessarily muscle)

If you're a fitness minded athlete or amateur, I would suggest checking out our weight gainer guide. We did our best to comb through the abyss that we call Google to pick out the best proteins for the average athlete. If you decide on Body Fortress instead. I would also suggest taking some sort of fiber supplement as well, this is to counter all that extra sugar in your diet; or just eat a banana.

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