Why did we design Hard Gainer Extreme?
When striving to increase mass and size, you must be in a calorie surplus (energy intake > energy expenditure), otherwise you will be facing an uphill battle. Accomplishing this will require you to consume regular calorie-dense meals and snacks, although, this can be extremely challenging with such hectic lifestyles. Therefore, Hard Gainer Extreme is a potent blend tailored towards weight gain and muscle bulk.
How did we design Hard Gainer Extreme?
Hard Gainer Extreme is a potent blend containing four different types of proteins, including hydrolysed whey protein and calcium caseinate. On top of this, three different carbohydrates have been incorporated, including both waxy maize starch - a complex carbohydrate, and maltodextrin – a short chain carbohydrate. Complimentary flaxseeds and inulin complete the finishing touches to this extremely popular supplement.
What are the Key Benefits?
Protein – 32g of high quality protein per serving (100g – 3 scoops) will contribute to the growth, repair and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
Carbohydrates – 46g of carbohydrates per serving (100g – 3 scoops) will help fuel your workouts, replenish your glycogen stores post-exercise and support weight-gain.
Healthy fats – Flaxseeds and medium chain triglycerides are healthy fats to support a healthy balanced diet.
Calories – a staggering 382 calories per serving will help support weight-gain.
Inulin – this is a carbohydrate that good bacteria in your digestive system utilises to produce a number of nutrients which are beneficial towards human health.
Is this product for me?
Hard Gainer Extreme is a perfectly tailored supplement for anyone striving or struggling to increase size and mass. Alternatively, this product is ideal for post-recovery as it contains proteins (for repair), carbohydrates and fats (for replenishment).
When should I consume Hard Gainer Extreme?
To reap the benefits of this product, our expert team of nutritionists recommend consuming this product first thing in the morning or immediately pre/post workout.
Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.
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Banana Flavour: Protein Blend (41%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Colour (Curcumin), Sweetener (Sucralose)
Chocolate Mint Flavour: Protein Blend (36%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Cocoa Powder, Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Chocolate Smooth Flavour: Protein Blend (36%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Cocoa Powder, Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Cookies & Cream Flavour: Protein Blend (41%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Strawberry Flavour: Protein Blend (41%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Colour (Beetroot Red), Sweetener (Sucralose)
Vanilla Flavour: Protein Blend (41%) (Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Milk Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk), Calcium Caseinate (Milk)), Carbohydrate Blend (Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch, Fructose), Flaxseed Flour, Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharide), Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) (68-75%), Sodium Caseinate (Milk), Glucose Syrup Solids, Emulsifier (E472c), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Serving Size - 3 Scoops (100g)
Servings Per Container - 25 (2.5kg)
|Energy||1613 kJ/382 kcal||19%|
|of which saturates||1.6 g||8%|
|of which sugars||9.1 g||10%|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
The nutritional information is based on the Chocolate Mint Flavour version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary by up to 10%
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.
I started using this product as I was finding it difficult to get enough calories in my diet to have a surplus and so aid in muscle growth. I went for the chocolate smooth and it really does just taste like a standard milkshake. The flaxseed looks odd and certainly adds a strange texture to the shake but it's easily ignored. Mixing can be a real issue from what I've heard however I use a blender to mix mine and this results in a completely lump-free drink. I imagine things are slightly different if you try to just mix it using a shaker bottle. As for results I've always been a fairly skinny guy but built up some lean muscle over time and decided to try this as a way to get bigger results from my training. I have to say along with good nutrition and putting the right work in this really has had an effect. This will not give you bigger muscles overnight but I would hope that was pretty obvious. It will however contribute to gaining muscle and when mixed with whole milk rather than water can contain between 700-800+ calories which for a shake you can pretty much down is fantastic.Goes Well With:Whole milk and a blender.
I have been using this for several weeks now and have tried both the chocolate smooth and banana. Firstly and most importantly are the results - I have seen both weight and muscle gains from using it. I gained an overall increase of about 4-5 pounds in the first month, which as a confirmed hard gainer is good news. Secondly taste - The choc smooth is very nice. It mixes well and remains smooth (as title suggests). Yes it is sweet but not horrendously so. The banana however takes a little getting used to. I'm a fan of banana flavoured drinks such as nesquik but found this had a slight bitter aftertaste. It also has flaxseeds or similar which give it a move rough consistency which some may find unpleasant.You get used to both taste and texture though. The banana doesn't mix quite as well as the chooc smooth either but there isn't a huge difference. Overall i'd say that this product will work for you. You may need to find your flavour but I'd recommend starting with the chocolate smooth and if you fancy a change then try another flavour. With 2.5 scoops per serving it last only about 3 weeks so its not like you are stuck with something you dont like forever.Goes Well With:both flavours with water or milk.
First time using this and to be fair for the price is tastes and mixes much better than my regular much more expensive brand plus it doesn't bloat me out for hours after drinking. I bought vanilla and mixed it with full milk with no problems at all, also I havnt had any stomach cramps, wind or had to run to the toilet so all good so far. I have only had a few servings so can't comment on gains just yet. Definitely switching to this over my previous thow. Goes Well With:Only used full milk
Does not mix up well at all. Lots of hard lumps and doesn't taste great either.
I bought this because I usually have a hard time getting enough calories in my diet to actually gain weight and put on muscle mass. If you take this with the suggested amount of whole milk (700ml) you're looking at about 750-800 calories just in the shake!! I got the Cookies and Cream flavour which smells and tastes delicious, the only issue is the mixing isn't as good, I think it's because the powder is so thick, but I was swallowing lumps of Hard Gainer Extreme. Other than that, love itGoes Well With:Milk, gains
Having tried a flavourless mix the last time I couldn't find it again so thought I had to try something different this time. I wanted some weight gain and the last one hadn't made any difference but I thought I'd give it one more go. The online assistant recommended this as a hard gain. It was chocolate flavour and I tried hard to see the sugar content and even asked the helpline for advice - got some help but they said they couldn't give medical advice (quite rightly but I just wanted to know whether it was mildly sweet or very sweet). Turns out it was very sweet - I've had chocolate flavoured drinks that haven't been so bad but this I just couldn't drink. So, I've used a couple of scoopfuls and now I can't use it at all. Lesson learned - I may have to start buying from local health shops where they give more help. My own fault though and not a criticism of myprotein!
This mass gainer has a great protein and carb mix, however I would not recommend this in cookies and cream flavour, it really doesn't mix well and is quite lumpy. The chocolate smooth on the other hand is great.
I order this product on a regular basis so I am used to its flavour and how it mixes. Usually it is a smooth powder and tastes pretty nice compared to other powders out there, however it always clumps when trying to mix. I am not too bothered by clumping but others may be. The only problem I have with THIS order is that I found the recipe had changed. There are no lots and lots of pips in the powder, and it tastes a bit different. I'm not a fan of pips personally and prefer the mix that I had ordered many times before. Hope its possible to have the no pip version of this again.Goes Well With:water
Got this for my fella as he finds it hard to gain weight, see results quickly! Highly recommend Goes Well With:Water or milk
I absolutely love this stuff. I have a very fast metabolism and really struggle to put on weight. I tried various other gainers and didn't manage to put on weight. I started on this and take 1 at least per day but try for 2 if i can as like most i am busy and can't get in as many meals as I'd like. After about 5 or 6 months I had put on a stone in weight which i have never managed to get even close to before. Probably the best has been about 6 or 7 lbs. I take strawberry and is great. Give a good shake and enjoy and reap the rewards for anyone like me looking to get extra (good) calories in to them.
So I have been having this for a while now and it's worked well! I am a person who gains weight really slowly, being 6ft5. So this helps me a lot to gain that extra bit of weight to keep my strength levels up! I'll only touch on taste which is great(vanilla), however my most recent batch seems to be harder to mix than the one before ( don't know if it's just this batch ). Goes Well With:Milk, Water
This is an excellent gainer that does the job. The added benefits of the good fats from flax seeds is an added bonus. I've used loads of gainers over the years and I think some reviews about this product not mixing well isn't overly fair. Gainers in nature are thicker shakes due to the amount of nutritional content contained. This mixes well and tastes good just don't expect it to taste a fluid as squash. It is very cost effective and uses good quality ingredients to make up a good macro profile per serving. I currently do more endurance sports but am looking to gain some healthy weight in the office season so this does the job.
Well I have to say I am disappointed with how this stuff mixes. No matter how I try to make my shake it is always extremely lumpy. And when your having upto 3 a day. Doesn't half make you lose motivation.
This is my first experience with a weight gain supplement. I have been taking this for 6 weeks, the first 3 weeks just one serving a day and the past 3 weeks two servings. I have not seen an increase in my weight despite adding this into my diet and gym plan however I am not doubting the product, I think I need a higher calorie supplement as my metabolism is very fast and I find it hard to gain weight. The taste is pretty good (Vanilla) compared to other powders I have tried in the past, I would say it goes a lot better with milk rather than water however, water is not that bad! The mixing capability is also good, I just add the serving into a regular shaker and shake for about 60 seconds and there are usually no powder lumps remaining. I would recommend this product for sure.Goes Well With:Milk, water.
This product is fantastic! It gives me the extra calories in need to stay in a caloric surplus without hammering my macros and leading to a dirty bulk overnight! I mix it with low fat milk and it tastes devine. To date I have not noticed a spike in weight gain and it's easy to track as I want to lean bulk slowly. The only draw back is that I blend it get a smooth consistency and that's not as covienient. However at that price there is very little that rivals it. Health warning.... it increased flatulence but on the plus side didn't make me look bloated.Goes Well With:Low fat milk
Decent protein with a good taste. It is somewhat effective. It works best if you use it along you gym sessions.
AMAZING taste i must say and mixes well should soon be getting resuls!!
I'd like to start of by saying I have nothing against MyProtein products- I have the Impact Whey Isolate and numerous pills and I love them. Having said that, I thought I would purchase this mass gainer in banana flavour, thinking the taste would be something different and nice- I was wrong. I really cannot recommend the taste, its very gritty and has large bits in it- I realise these are the oats that contribute to the calories, but overall it's not a nice taste. My biggest gripe is the mixability. I cannot get a smooth (or even near smooth) shake. I've tried everything bar using a blender. I've tried with both milk and water and even used one half milk with one scoop and then shook and then added the remaining milk and second scoop. I know using a blender would give that smooth consistency but that takes away the whole idea of an 'easy shake'... I suppose the biggest thing to note is that I have gained weight and lots of it alongside a good gym routine. But make sure you are going to the gym because you may end up putting on pounds around your stomach and not achieving that physique you're after. In conclusion, I wouldn't buy again but I would continue to buy from MyProtein because I know most of their products are brilliant.Goes Well With:a blender probably...
2nd time I've tried this product as looking to bulk, product defiantly works. Wouldn't reccomend as a meal replacement or anything similar and shack extremely well before drinking, tends to stay very lumpy other wise. Have gained severs pounds in a short period based on twice a day consumption, mixed with milk as I find water is very unappetizing. Goes Well With:Milk
Tip : Put your Water or Milk in your shaker first then add your powder. If it's still a bit lumpy then next time add 1 scoop, shake then add another and repeat. The most productive way I find to gain weight is to; Eat breakfast then have my 3 scoop shake. Then have a high protein and carb snack (for example, 1 1/2 tuna or chicken sandwich, 3 rice cakes) 3 hours after with 1 1/2 scoop shake. 3 hours later, have your high protein and carb lunch again with 3 rice cakes and 1 scoop shake. 3 hours later, have your high protein and carb snack again with 3 rice cakes and 1 1/2 scoop shake. Intense Workout 1 scoop after Half an hour after workout, another snake but now 3 scoops Now this isn't easy once you start but the more you do this the easier it gets, you have to be strict though, stick to it. You will be consuming over 1,300 calories per day in your Hard Gainer alone so it's important your are getting an extreme workout to go with this, this regime will allow you to do cardio whilst gaining muscle, cardio is the best way to workout your most important muscle - your heart so do not neglect your cardio. The healthier you heart the quicker oxygen get's to your muscle and helps recover quicker. Follow these and you will notice within 10-14 days the muscle gained.Goes Well With:Water or Whole Milk
I find this product very good, it tastes nice and is easy to drink and does not leave me feeling too bloated. To get the best result you need to use a blender!
Very hard to mix. Makes me feel and look very bloated which is not great when I'm trying to keep my belly away! Taste is ok but this still could be better. I'm a huge fan of this website but wish they would come up with something for us trying to put a healthy weight on quickly that didn't make you feel so bloated. Goes Well With:Soya. On its own. Water. Skimmed milk. Fruit.
Taste is fantastic - I've only mixed with milk and not tried with water however. Doesn't mix very well in a shaker bottle so I've resorted to blending it in a smoothie maker. Great consistency when blended though - just like strawberry milkshake.
Like a few of you guys out there I am naturally slim and needed some mass gainer to get them extra gains. I do not use this as a meal replacement. So far I have been having two scoops in my shaker with water and it mixes very well and has no lumps. I went for the choc mint flavour and it is very nice. Goes Well With:Water, milk or part of a homemade smoothie.
Bought hard gainer as it was on offer, and for a change from all-in-ones. I'm only using 1 scoop a day, take protein if I can be bothered with it, and not on anything resembling any kind of diet, healthy or otherwise. I wouldn't say I'm a hard gainer given I weigh over 100kgs, been on this stuff about 20 days, with a fairly calorie high diet (if a couple of boxes of jaffa cakes and large bags of doritos per week can be called a diet). Only using this currently, as can't be bothered mixing normal protein drinks, and I've been going up about 1kg a month, along with moving squats up 10kg and deadlift 30kg, so hard to say how much is down to this stuff. There have been days where I've literally only had 1 small meal, a snack, and one of these drinks, so the 382 calories a serving in this stuff definitely helps, given I supposedly need 3000 calories a day just to maintain, and it helps how tasty this stuff is. We're talking PHD Synergy level of tasty, where you actually look forward to drinking it, as opposed to a lot of other products.Goes Well With:Water
On first taste I found this product too sweet and thought I wouldn't be able to carry on using it. However if you mix this with milk it completely dilutes the sweetness and your left with a very good weight gainer, plus adding milk will increase your calorie intake. I use one serving a day just to boost my calorie intake alongside regular meals. I can't really fault it, good price, good taste and an effective product.Goes Well With:Milk!
Very good weight gainer, only been taking for a week so still to see results.Goes Well With:Honey
Good product but had cancelled this one as if already ordered 2 . Have ended up keeping as returns label never arrived.
I found it mixed well, the taste was good and easy to drink. Goes Well With:I preferred with milk.
Excellent all round, affordable, tastes great and easy to mix.
The powder does take a bit of mixing, flavour is good and easy to drink. Managed to put on a couple of pounds in two weeks, need to see what i can achieve and how long the gains last.Goes Well With:BCAA
this protein shakes are the best I have had and I have tried a lot from many companies. they taste great and mix very easily, they are also very effective I have seen massive changes in my body since using them. I would highly recommend these to anyone.Goes Well With:any meal or snack, or just on its own!
Started this to get my weight up for navy recruitment between the use off this product and hard training I ve gained the pounds required and managed to keep it on something I ve struggled with always willing to try something new but complain this made me gain :)Goes Well With:Whole milk :)
Product mixes well, tastes well and mixes good! I've had better Weight gainers and all-in-ones, but not at this price. Would recommend!Goes Well With:Oats
The best whey protein, very tasteful, very easy to mix and to drink. I'm so glad with this purchase.
Product is ok. Usually just use MP total protein which I love but needed the extra calories so thought i'd try herd gainer extreme. Ordered the chocolate mint flavour. Tastes good but is VERY sweet. I can't chug it down like I could before. It's quite thick when mixed. Mixes OK but theres still small lumps I would buy again but will prob go back to total protein as I prefer it.
Used this now for a couple of months and can't complain at all.Only long term use will tell but I am happy with the quality and mix ability. Purchase on a deal and it's very good value.Goes Well With:Bcaa .cla.
I have been using it for about 2 weeks. I haven't seen any noticeable gains, however it's very hard for me to add up weight as I'm naturally quite skinny. I was very surprised from the texture and taste of the shake. It mixed extremely well with milk and the texture was as smooth as your normal protein shake (only tasting better). I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an affordable and pleasant weight gainer (I'll be buying more of this for sure).Goes Well With:Milk
Husband started using this last week. Is diabetic and when very busy at work and at home loses weight which he doesn't need to do. We had tried all the usual by eating Brazil Nuts and Advocados. Had one glass of this per night for a week. We mixed it in whole fat milk but cut the amount of milk down. We do use a Kitchen Aid blender and it mixes very well without any bits. He has put on 1 kilo in a week. Very pleased indeed. Why is there no age range below for over 54 - do you think we are all past it at that age ?? Lol.
Bought this last night along with Whey Protein, i tried this drink first with water and shook for around two minutes. I have the vanilla flavor and it tastes okay, the only problem i have is that there are lot's of grainy bit's in the drink and if you leave it for a while there becomes a top layer and a bottom layer. Like salt water and fresh water. I have just tried Whey Protein with Milk instead of water and it taste's the same but no bit's. I would say buy the whey protein and just eat more lol. Not sure how this product will mix with milk but i can still imagine there will be grainy bit's like sand.Goes Well With:Milk, it can't be worse than water
Not been using this product for very long, but good first impressions. I am looking for lean gains and the 400Kcal shake is perfect to increase my calorie intake with quality macros. I take this post workout and its very easy drinking. It takes a bit of effort to get a smooth mix, but overall its not too much effort. I chose strawberry and it is rather sweet with a lingering taste but I see this as a positive, as it means I don't crave sweet stuff later in the day. I take this in conjunction with Impact whey (Pre workout) and mix with Creapure powder and BCAA's. For the price, you can't really go wrong!
If you're like me, and you need to eat a lot of calories a day to get dem gainz but you don't have the time/effort to eat your macros/calories then this product is great (as well as your meals, not instead of) Tried it late last year, got a 2.5kg bag and took it over the space of 2 months. But I forgot to go to the gym, so I ended up getting a bit chubby. So don't do that. BUT since then I have started taking it again while doing heavy weightlifting sessions 5 times a week. Coupled with a bit of cardio at the weekend this is great, ive managed to put on some decent muscle while keeping my bodyfat low still. Strawberry is a bit too sweet. If you want to bump up the calories even more, add some peanut butter into it, its great. Goes Well With:Water, Milk, Peanut butter!
The chocolate smooth flavour tastes great and I have found it usually mixes quite well. The strawberry flavour was a little bit too sweet and generally doesn't taste as nice. Been using this product for around a month so it's hard to tell how effective it will be in the long run, but for the taste and price it seems worth it so far.Goes Well With:Water or Milk
Very pleased with my purchase, delivered on time! Can't fault you guys.
This product is great for putting on some gains fast, pouch last about a month and after that that time I had gain about 2kg Goes Well With:Milk and water
Great product good results gave me a boost in calories to help me pack on some mass
This product is great, highly recommend anyone wishing to put on body weight and mass. The best shake I have ever brought.Goes Well With:Full fat milk
Bought this to partner the BCAA 1500 tablets. Quite easy to mix, and the taste is not too bad at all. I'm hoping for results, but due to my age (65), I'm sure they'll be much slower to show than on a younger person. Delivery was very quick, so will definitely use My Protein again when I need more supplements.
At 400cal a pop, it does the trick. I would recommend it with milk though because it doesn't taste good with water. Even with the milk, you only want to use no more than 300ml and shake well!Goes Well With:<300ml of milk
If you struggle to get your calories in, then this product is definitely for you. I always found it tough to get the calories I needed to gain weight. I then decided to buy this product and now I can just have a shake sometime in the day and then I easily hit my macros. Best for people who can't hit macros if you can get them with proper food then this isn't for you. I got the choc smooth flavour, very nice quite sweet but still good/ Goes Well With:Milk, Water