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November 07, 2018Reviewer: Elliott in Iowa* I started using Optimum Nutrition 2:1:1 Recovery post-workout, and felt that getting a 2:1 ratio of carbs with my protein helped extend the pump and speed recovery. But the price seemed high, given that much of it was a blend of cheap carbs like maltodextrin.
So when the 2:1:1 ran out of stock, I looked for a replacement, and found that the Gold Standard Gainer has the same ratio of carbs and protein, costs less, and I like that it includes MCTs and more fiber. You can always add a bit of your favorite protein powder if you want to adjust the carb/protein ratio.
I adjusted the serving size so I didn't gain weight, and while using it, I dropped a belt size and added muscle. If you're looking for a recovery product that includes a healthy mix of carbs, give this a try.This review is specific to Gold Standard Gainer, Cinnamon Bun
September 27, 2018Reviewer: Toni in Pennsylvania* My husband needed to gain weight as he had dropped during a hospital stay. This is the only product that is consistent with his weight gain. He gets the Colossal Chocolate as (he says) it taste just like a Chocolate shake. Very well tolerated and taste great. Shipping time was great also. Very happy with the purchase.