Vitol Russian Bear 5000 Weight Gainer Reviews
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Folks— it's still 5000 Calories. I've used all 3 renditions of Russian Bear 5000 and have made consistent strength and weight gains when used properly. First of all let me say that all formulas equal to the 5000 calories when mixed with 635g of powder. The only thing that has changed is the serving size. The first formula contained a milk and egg protein protein powder with added ingredients such as: Yohimbe Bark Sikadeer Antler powder Schizandra chinensis Eleutherococcus Inosine HXR Colostru Boron Chromium Picolinate The second formula took out some of the ingredients and added tribulus and tongkat. Deer antler was removed probably due to the FDA'S concern with it. It also suggested dividing the shakes into 3 6oz drinks for a 21 day supply. Still you would mix 5 scoops in 1 gallon of milk. The current reformulation removed the non fat milk solids and replaced it with 80% Whey Protein Concentrate. All of the original anabolics were put back in including deer antler and on top of that the tribulus and tongkat. The flavor is less sweet and the prescription is to take it 3 shakes a day 16oz of whole milk and 60g of protein powder. Also added are digestive enzymes. 1 scoop is roughly 80g of powder. If you do the math and use a scale, the calories is still exactly the same. I recently picked up and older tub of the "21 day program" and concluded that I like the newest formula the best as it is easier to digest. The taste is less sweet probably due to the lack of stevia, but I do like the modernizing of WPC 80, added deer antler and digestive enzymes. All of their updates are on their website in which you can google.
Jan 25, 2017
So, I have used many, many mass gainers and other kinds of weight gain shakes. I have to say, this not only taste fantastic, but I gained the most weight using this shake. My metabolism is extremely fast so it is hard for me to gain weight, but this stuff worked. It still does, I use it once in the morning, once after workout, and once before bed. I love it.
Jan 11, 2017
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The last time I used this product was in 2014. I see they've changed the label since then. But it looks like they're still making disingenuous claims. Like, 5000 calories? Sure, if you mix one third of the jug with 1 gallon of whole milk. Who is going to drink all that in one day? And then they say it contains "anabolics" like Deer Antler and Yohimbe. LOL, you call those real anabolics? And even if that stuff is beneficial, do you really think they'd add enough of it to make a difference? It reminds me of bottled ice teas saying they contain ginkgo biloba or pomegranate, but the amount they give you is so miniscule it ain't gonna accomplish anything. My other complaint about this product is the cheap carbs. They act like glucose is high-tech, LOL. And then they say it contains "milk solids" for protein. OK, but is it whey or casein? And if it's whey, what KIND of whey? Isolate, concentrate, or what? Why can't they tell us? Frankly, I think the main reason people buy this stuff is the whole "Russian" allure, like as if it contains some super-secret Russian steroids or something, LOL. I mean come on, there are MUCH better products out there. For approximately the same price per pound, you could get Ultimate Nutrition Iso Mass Xtreme Gainer, which has MUCH better ingredients. Or MHP Up Your Mass, which contains complex carbs from oats and barley.....not cheap glucose.
Oct 31, 2016
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Do not waste your money on this product. This product is now absolutely horrible. It was good before they changed the formula. They took out & lowered some vitamins and minerals. They also lowered the protein & calorie content. It was called Russian Bear 5000 because when mixed as directed you got 5000 calories per gallon of whole milk when mixed with 5 scoops. I usually got 4 to 5 gallons from one container. You got 184 or so grams of protein mostly from egg whites & healthy fats from coconut mcts. There was no added sugar & no fat - it even contained molybdenum. When used as directed you'd have a gallon of the stuff ready made so it was easy to just drink a cup of it or make a shake or even pancakes or bread with it. It was even good with fat free milk, coconut, or almond milk. It was a great product. Now you don't get 5000 calories, you don't get 184 gms of protein, you don't get molybdenum & other stuff. They almost completely changed the formula of something that worked for over 20 years. Now its just powder...that makes you pee for some reason. I actually just threw 2 sealed canisters in the trash along with a half full one. They f@!%ed up. I recommended it before, but not anymore. I told them this on their website too...shame on you vitol...shame!
Aug 24, 2016
- Weight: 171.3 lbs
- Bodyfat: 13.4%
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Don't know what happen to the taste but it tastes much different then it did before. Has an awful taste. Does not have the Chocolate Nestle Quik taste anymore. Don't know if I had a bad batch but all 6 jugs that I bought all had that awful taste to it. It was truly disappointing. What happen Russian Bear 5000.. did yall change the formula or something? Anybody else had this problem with the Ice Cream Chocolate flavor????
Jun 7, 2016
Taking this product as directed, you'd go through a tub every 21 days. It directs you to add three scoops to a gallon of whole milk and drink it throughout the week. No doubt that is going to add some mass to your body; however you might as will do the GOMAD challenge and save some money. I used it as a post workout drink. It has a good amount of protein and a few other ingredients I like such as the tribulus terrestris. I'd put about 3/4 scoop into my cup. The taste is phenomenal, like drinking the milk after a bowl of Cocoa Krispies. I don't think this product is a waste of money. If you are looking for a serious weight gainer though, there are better out there.
Apr 6, 2016
Hello. My name Joshy. I get bigger than my brother Jordun by eating this powder. I started off at 43 pound and now I am 188 pound pure muscle. I join in with my pirates from Somalia and kick Jordun's ãss now. Using this powder i have gain strenght and i feel it from my head to my balls. I do not need to mix this with liquid because i am joshy and i am not a pūssy like jordun.
Feb 21, 2016
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Jan 6, 2016
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Nov 6, 2015
This thing works like magic. I was 6'4 about 188 (pretty skinny) and in about 7 weeks of going to the gym 6 days a week and drinking 2 scoops a day with a lot of food I got up to about 218 of solid muscle and good weight. Now you don't only gain muscle but if you go to the gym the weight you put on is going to be healthy weight. I recommend this for anyone looking to gain weight and muscle seriously. Tastes great too
Oct 4, 2015
I love this product, i was trying to gain weight a few years ago. I took as recommended and ate a ton. I was averaging between 8000-10000 calories a day (no it wasn't clean but i was young and cut at the time). I went from 165 to 225 in about 5 months ( I am 6'5" and was skinny so it isn't that surprising. I did put on some fat but I worked a job where i was on my feet all day and went to the gym for about 2 hours 5-6 days a week since i was part time and didn't lose too much definition. The friend that turned me on to it told me it used to have a lot of things that were anabolic precursers (forgot to mention I took the russian bear tablets as well), but this has since been changed. I'm guessing some of the potency may be gone but I haven't taken it in a while. I have never taken roids, but the growth and strength gains from bear was insane so I wouldn't be surprised if some of the proprietary ingredients are a little shady. Didn't mind the flavor, the old formula was worth every penny for bulking. Don't know about now, worth a shot though I would say.
Jul 17, 2015
Pretty strange stuff. Vanilla tastes awful, and has the consistency of sand. Helped gain a few pounds, but not very lean.
Apr 23, 2015
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It is the best wieght gainer that i have ever used. I consume 4 scoobs and i mix them with milk. 2 scoops in any time i want. And two scoops after my workout (post workout). It is really powerful for gaining muscle mass. Make sure to order 3 or 2 container because you will be out of it so fast.
Nov 25, 2014
After mixing it with milk, is it supposed to be refrigerated?
Nov 14, 2014
- Weight: 160 lbs
- Bodyfat: 25.0%
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Good weight gainer, I've put on size and I'm almost done with my first tub, kind of thick and makes you feel bloated
Oct 1, 2014
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Sep 29, 2014
- Height: 6'7"
- Weight: 196 lbs
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Can not say enough about the flavor of this stuff... it truly does taste amazing. I mix one scoop with milk and a serving of Udo's Oil to add some healthy fats and a slightly nutty kick. It is almost literally like drinking melted chocolate ice cream and the powder mixes perfectly every time. Problem is, and maybe someone else can chime in on this, is the sugar content. When mixed with milk, this stuff is 104g of sugar per serving (one scoop), which is basically two and a half cans of soda. I'm not sure how healthy this is long term to consume this much sugar, but Vitol at least claim these are not artificial sweeteners and that the sugar contained is "naturally occurring". I'm taking two scoops a day right now covering about 2,000 of the 5,000 calories in my diet. I'm a Fedex driver with very little time during the day to stop and eat big meals. Another point of mention is I've been through two tubs of this stuff so far and I've experienced no bloating or rancid protein ***** that I've had with other weight gainers, most recently the GNC Amplified Mass. Bottom line is it tastes amazing and does its job, I'm just worried about the sugar content long term.
Aug 20, 2014