Top 10 Mass Gainers for Bodybuilding

Muscles are made in the kitchen. If you want to get big, you simply have to eat a big diet with a calorie surplus. Otherwise, no amount of training will grow your muscles, since they won’t even find the nutrients they need to grow bigger.

We understand how difficult it is to bulk. Not everyone can force themselves to eat over their maintenance every day, especially if you also want to do a clean bulk. In this case, getting a tub of mass gainer can help you with all the calories you need in a single serving. It’s quick and easy.

Here are our top 10 mass gainers for bodybuilding this year.

Dymatize Super Mass Gainer

  • Calories per serving: 1280
  • Protein per serving: 52g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.44

Dymatize Super Mass Gainer is a well-balanced formula of BCAAs, vitamins, and minerals that complement the 1280 calories/52 grams of protein in each serving. It also dissolves easily, so you can use it as a cooking ingredient worry-free.

MuscleTech 100% Mass Gainer

  • Calories per serving: 1330
  • Protein per serving: 44g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.33

Another solid option that’s a bit less lean but more affordable than the Dymatize gainer. MuscleTech recommends mixing each scoop with two cups of skim milk for a total of 1,500 calories and 60 grams of protein per serving.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Pro Gainer

  • Calories per serving: 650
  • Protein per serving: 60g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.89

ON’s Gold Standard mass gainer is definitely on the pricier side of things, but that’s because it’s one of the leanest you’ll find on the market, with about 36% protein per scoop.


  • Calories per serving: 1360
  • Protein per serving: 50g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.52

NAKED produces some of the purest yet most effective mass gainers. This one is only made of five ingredients and delivers a generous and balanced serving. It contains no additives and is GMO-free, soy-free, and gluten-free as well.

Muscle Milk Gainer

  • Calories per serving: 650
  • Protein per serving: 32g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.62

Muscle Milk’s gainer is another product on the leaner end of the spectrum of mass gainers. And if 650 calories and 32 grams of protein per scoop is too little, you can have two scoops for one serving.

Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass

  • Calories per serving: 1260
  • Protein per serving: 50g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.50

Another entry from Optimum Nutrition, Serious Mass is their go-to mass gainer if you need even more calories with a delicate formula that also contains vitamins, minerals, and a satiating 5-gram dose of creatine monohydrate.

BSN True Mass

  • Calories per serving: 690
  • Protein per serving: 46g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.75

BSN True Mass is a lean blend that contains hydrolyzed whey isolate for a 690-calorie scoop rich in BCAAs. It also dissolves very well and has a creamy thick consistency that you may or may not like, but you can always water it down if you prefer it more liquidy.

NAKED Vegan Mass

  • Calories per serving: 1230
  • Protein per serving: 50g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.48

Another entry from NAKED, this time we have a vegan mass gainer that gets its protein from yellow peas and organic brown rice, so it shouldn’t be a problem for those who don’t like the strong flavor of soy protein.

Mutant Mass Extreme 2500

  • Calories per serving: 1070
  • Protein per serving: 30g
  • Cost per ounce: $0.30

Mutant Mass Extreme 2500 is a budget-friendly option that delivers a respectable 1070 calories and 30 grams in every scoop, along with a decent amount of minerals. It’s one of the more beginner-friendly options as its composition isn’t for those who want to build serious mass.

Performance Inspired Smart Gainer

  • Calories per serving: 900
  • Protein per serving: 50
  • Cost per ounce: $0.17

We’re rounding off the list with a super lean yet budget-friendly option from Performance Inspired. At almost half the cost of the Mutant Mass Extreme 2500, you get a fuller serving of vitamins and minerals with 5 grams of creatine monohydrate! That’s always a nice surprise.


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