Redbak is one of the most trusted Australian supplement manufactures and it’s a status they rightly deserve. Not only do they make top quality products that adhere to many quality, TGA, and export guidelines, they are also environmentally conscious. Mass XXXL is a comprehensive weight gainer in the Redbak range. It is a high quality weight gainer that includes all the great qualities that you expect to find with Redbak products.
What is it Redbak Mass XXXL?
Redbak Mass XXXL is a weight gainer protein powder that is formulated to help add calories and protein to the diet in order to maximise muscle growth. The ingredients used in Mass XXXL make it a suitable protein shake in between meals during the day, and immediately after training.
Redbak Mass XXXL First Impressions
Redbak Mass XXXL contains equal parts protein to carbs. This means that for a mass gainer, it is on the lower range in regards to calories per serve. In each 90 serve, you get 1473 kJ (352 kcal), 37.8 g protein, 37.7 g carbs, and only 4.5 g fat and 4 g sugar. The relatively high protein content makes this an excellent product in regards to value for money. After all, protein is an expensive ingredient.
The protein used in Mass XXXL is a blend of whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, WPI, calcium caseinate, and to a lesser extent, egg white albumin, and skim milk powder. This means that the protein profile of this product ranges from medium-fast to slow absorbing, making it ideal as a protein supplement for in between meals and for sustained muscle growth. The carbohydrates used are mainly glucose polymers (ie maltodextrin) with lower amounts of waxy maize starch. This means that the carbs are slow digesting, providing a slow steady release of energy.
Difference from Competition
A strong selling point for Mass XXXL is the number of different proteins included in the product. This means that Mass XXXL can provide a full and complete spectrum of amino acids in combinations that you will otherwise not see from a blend containing one or two different proteins. This ensures that there are minimal gaps, and can help to maximise growth.
Of Particular Interest
On top of everything that Redbak have provided in Mass XXXL, you can also find medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) for fast energy release, while also being less likely to be stored as fat (Clegg, 2010). It is also fortified with 10 minerals and 13 vitamins to help support overall health or even for Mass XXXL to be used as a meal replacement. Finally, the product also contains papain, an enzyme that helps to digest protein, making the nutrients in Mass XXXL more accessible.
Redbak Mass XXXL Flavour & Mixability
The flavour of Mass XXXL is good. There are no unwanted aftertastes or nasty surprises. It is certainly not a product that makes you dread taking your protein shake. Mass XXXL mixes well, without lumps and clumps. However, it is not completely soluble and does have a slightly grainy texture. Though, this is by no means off-putting.
Redbak Mass XXXL Negatives
One potential downside worth mentioning isn’t actually to do with the product, but rather, the packaging. Redbak have clearly gone out of their way to formulate a comprehensive product that contains a wide spectrum of nutrients. However, the nutritional panel contains minimal amounts of information and does not do the product any justice. It would have been great if Redbak included a more detail nutritional panel that really showed off the completeness of Mass XXXL.
Who is Redbak Mass XXXL for?
Because of the relatively low calorie and carb content of Mass XXXL, it is not really designed for ectomorphs or hardgainers. It is quite ideal for endomorphs and mesomorphs, who do not require the additional carbs to put on mass. So for these people, taking Mass XXXL during bulking phases would be very ideal for seeing some lean gains. As weird as it sounds, men and women wishing to lose weight can also benefit from using a partial serve of Mass XXXL as a meal replacement. This will help reduce their overall calorie intake for the day which will aid in weight loss.
Clegg (2010), Medium-chain triglycerides are advantageous in promoting weight loss although not beneficial to exercise performance. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 61: 653–679