Atlas | Weight Gainer
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If you order any of our supplements for the first time and don’t like it, you can keep it. Just notify us and we’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No complicated forms and no return necessary.
To protect ourselves from fraud, the It’s-On-Us guarantee is only valid for first time purchases of a product, and redeemable up to three months after purchase. If you bought more than one bottle of a supplement on your first purchase and don’t like it, we would ask that you send the unopened bottles back to us for a refund because we can put them back into our sellable inventory.
While no meal replacement supplement can completely replace the full nutritional value of nutrient-dense whole foods, a good one can come close.
And that’s exactly what you have in ATLAS.
ATLAS is a weight gainer supplement that provides a high-quality blend of whey isolate and casein proteins, nutritious food-based carbohydrates and fats, and 26 micronutrients, enzymes, and probiotics that help you feel and perform your best.
ATLAS is 100% naturally sweetened and flavored and contains no chemical dyes, cheap fillers, or other unnecessary junk.
So, if you want to build muscle and lose fat as quickly as possible while also improving the nutritional quality of your diet, then you want to try ATLAS today.
In an ideal world, we’d get all of our daily calories from carefully prepared, nutritionally balanced meals, and we’d have the time to sit down, slow down, and savor each and every delicious bite.
In the real world, though, we’re usually rushing from one obligation to another and often forget to eat anything, let alone the optimal foods for building muscle, losing fat, and staying healthy.
That’s why meal replacement and “weight gainer” supplements and protein bars and snacks are more popular than ever.
They’re quick, easy, and generally tasty, which is why they’re especially popular among “hardgainer” types who have trouble eating enough calories to steadily gain weight and size.
There are major problems with many of these types of products, though. Namely, they’re often full of...
Lower-quality forms of protein
Simple sugars with no nutritional value, like maltodextrin, dextrose, and corn syrup derivatives
Cheap fats like canola oil and creamers
A variety of other fillers and chemicals that you can’t even pronounce
What’s worse, most of these products lack sufficient amounts of the vital micronutrients your body needs to look, feel, and perform its best.
This is why, while weight gainer and meal replacement supplements are convenient, most are vastly inferior to whole foods and even, in some ways, downright unhealthy to use regularly.
In other words, depending on the quality of your diet as a whole, including these types of supplements in your regimen can cause or contribute to nutritional deficiencies.
That’s why we created ATLAS.
ATLAS is a delicious weight gainer (meal replacement) supplement that provides you with 38 grams of high-quality protein per serving; 51 grams of nutritious, food-based carbohydrates; and just 6 grams of natural fats.
ATLAS also includes 26 micronutrients, enzymes, and probiotics that help you feel and perform your best.
Let’s take a look at the formulation…
100% Whey Isolate and Micellar Casein Protein Blend
When you’re considering buying a weight gainer or meal replacement supplement, the first thing you should look at is the type of protein it contains.
What you’ll find in most cases is a blend of lower-quality forms of protein like milk protein, whey protein concentrate, and calcium caseinate.
The problem with these second-tier protein powders is that they often contain a lot less protein by weight than you’d think, making it impossible to really know what you’re getting.
That’s why ATLAS contains just two types of high-quality protein:
whey protein isolate and micellar casein.
We chose these for two reasons:
They’re the premier fast- and slow-burning protein powders on the market.
Research suggests that a blend of fast- and slow-burning proteins may be more conducive to muscle and strength gain than either individually.
Let’s look at point number one.
Whey protein is a liquid byproduct of making cheese, and whey protein isolate is a form of whey that’s been processed to remove the fat and lactose.
Whey protein isolate is at least 90% protein by weight, so you know that you’re getting something very close to pure protein with minimal carbs and fats.
Furthermore, the whey isolate in ATLAS is made from exceptionally high-quality milk from small dairy farms in Ireland, which are known for producing some of the best commercial milk in the world.
Casein is another protein found in milk. It's what forms the curds in cheese production.
Micellar casein is a form of casein that’s carefully processed to preserve its natural structure, which is comprised of five types of proteins (alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and kappa).
The primary benefits of micellar casein over cheaper varieties are it digests slower and thus is more satiating, it has a higher amount of protein by weight (it’s basically pure protein), and it generally tastes better.
And now, let’s turn to point number two from above: why we chose a blend of these two proteins for ATLAS.
Whey protein is digested and processed quickly, which is why it rapidly raises plasma (blood) amino acid levels and protein synthesis rates.
This is one of the reasons why whey is particularly suited to post-workout nutrition.
Casein protein, on the other hand, is digested and processed slowly, which is why it results in smaller but longer-lasting elevations of plasma amino acid levels.
Thus, whey protein stimulates more immediate muscle growth, but casein suppresses muscle breakdown rates for longer periods.
It’s hypothesized, then, that a blend of these two proteins provides the immediate and powerful muscle-building stimulus of whey as well as the extended anti-catabolic effects of casein. Together, this is thought to be better for muscle and strength gain over time than ingesting whey or casein exclusively or separately.
ATLAS CONTAINS 19 GRAMS OF WHEY ISOLATE AND 19 GRAMS OF MICELLAR CASEIN PER SERVING.
Potato Starch and Oat Flour Carbohydrate Blend
The next corner that many supplement companies cut with their weight gainer formulations is the type of carbohydrates used.
The most common sources you’ll find are simple sugars like maltodextrin, dextrose, and corn syrup derivatives.
In case you’re not familiar with these sugars, each is a simple carbohydrate produced through extracting and processing corn, wheat, or rice.
Supplement companies love to use them because they’re cheap and tasty. They’re especially useful for supplements that need to provide an abundance of calories, like weight gainers and meal replacements.
There are a couple of problems with ingesting large amounts of them, though.
First, they’re very high on the glycemic index. While that can be useful in some circumstances, it isn’t optimal for general daily consumption.
If you want to maximize your health, most of your carbohydrates should be from foods naturally lower on the glycemic index, like like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Second, while these simple sugars are a good source of glucose (blood sugar), they don’t provide your body with any other nutrition to speak of.
When you’re eating anywhere from 50 to 150+ grams of these foods per day, this can become a problem because they’re accounting for a large portion of your daily caloric intake.
Remember, carbohydrates are your body’s primary source of most of the micronutrients it needs to thrive. Thus, if most of the carbs that you eat are simple sugars, then you’re depriving your body of vital nourishment.
All of this is why we chose two food-based carbs for ATLAS: potato starch and oat flour.
Why Potato Starch?
Starch is a type of carbohydrate produced by most green plants as an energy store, and potato starch is exactly what it sounds like—starch extracted from potatoes.
We’ve included it in ATLAS for a few reasons:
- Potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods that you can eat, making potato starch a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
- It’s also a good source of resistant starch, which is a special type of starch that’s associated with various health benefits, including improving gut function, insulin sensitivity, and blood sugar control.
- It’s readily absorbed and rich in glucose—the simple sugar that is your body’s primary source of fuel—but doesn’t spike blood sugar levels, meaning it provides a boost of energy without a crash.
- It improves the consistency and mouthfeel of the supplement, making it more enjoyable to drink.
Why Oat Flour?
The oat grain might not be considered as much of a “superfood” as some fruits and vegetables, but it’s no pushover, either.
To start, oats are more nutritious than most other grains, providing an abundance of several vitamins and minerals like manganese, vitamin B1, and magnesium.
They’re also rich in a molecule known as beta-glucan, which is a carbohydrate that forms the cell walls of cereals, bacteria, and fungi and is known to lower cholesterol levels and support gut health.
Furthermore, oats are a good source of both insoluble fiber, which is highly beneficial to gut health, and the powerful antioxidant phenolic acid, which helps prevent the buildup of free radicals in the body.
Lastly, similar to potato starch, oat flour is digested and processed slowly, preventing the blood sugar spikes and crashes that accompany most weight gainers.
Flaxseed and Coconut Oil Fat Blend
Eating the right types and amounts of dietary fat is an important part of optimizing your health and performance.
No supplement alone can accomplish this, of course, but it can help (or harm) the balance of your overall intake. That’s why we’ve chosen to include several grams of fat from flaxseed and coconut in each serving of ATLAS.
We chose flaxseed oil because it contains powerful antioxidants and alpha-Linolenic acid, a fatty acid that can be converted within the body to two other fatty acids vital to health: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
(This conversion process is rather inefficient in most people, but some is still better than none.)
We chose coconut oil because most of its fatty acid profile consists of medium-chain triglycerides, which are more readily converted into usable energy and less readily stored as body fat than the types of triglycerides found in most foods.
21 Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Micronutrients
By its very nature, a meal replacement or weight gainer is meant to replace a significant portion of your daily calories that would otherwise come from food.
Thus, it’s important that such a supplement provides more than just protein, carbs, and fats.
It also should provide essential vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients that your body needs to stay healthy, vital, and free of disease and dysfunction.
That’s why we’ve fortified ATLAS with 21 different micronutrients that many people are deficient in and that are especially important to those of us who live physically active lifestyles. These additions range from the basics, like vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium, to several less commonly included in weight gainers, like vitamin K, inositol, and taurine.
We’ve paid close attention to dosages as well, ensuring that you won’t get too much or too little of what you need.
5 Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics
Digestive enzymes are substances naturally produced in the mouth, stomach, and intestines to help break food down into usable nutrients.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts found naturally in your body that support gut function and health.
Many types of bacteria are classified as probiotics, but most fall into one of two groups: Lactobacillus, which are found in yogurt and other fermented foods, and Bifidobacterium, which are also found in some dairy products.
Scientists are still determining exactly how probiotics work, but research suggests that probiotic supplementation can be particularly beneficial for people with certain conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and colic and for the prevention of infectious and antibiotic-related diarrhea.
We’ve included three probiotics in ATLAS—Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Bifidobacterium lactis—because no matter how well you eat or how healthy your gut is, your stomach will never be able to fully digest and absorb every calorie that you eat.
Some portion of every meal will always make it to the large intestines undigested, where it can ferment, causing gassiness and discomfort before it is eliminated as waste. When you add probiotics into the mix, though, those organisms eat up the undigested remnants, turning them into various substances that benefit your digestive system and thus your entire body.
This is why probiotics promote general health and work best when they have a lot of food to “feed” them.
We’ve also included two digestive enzymes—bromelain and fungal lactase—because the more calories you eat, the more energy your body must spend on digesting them—energy that must be diverted from other physiological processes, like muscle building.
Thus, by making digestion more efficient, it allows other biological processes to run more efficiently.
We chose bromelain because it helps your body digest protein more efficiently, which aids in muscle building. We included lactase because it assists in digesting the sugar found in dairy products (lactose), which can cause gastrointestinal stress in many people.
No Artificial Sweeteners, Flavoring, Food Dyes, or Unnecessary Fillers
If you compare ATLAS' formulation to anything else on the market, you’ll quickly see that it’s second to none.
What makes it even better, though, is what we left out.
While artificial sweeteners may not be as dangerous as some people claim, studies suggest that regular consumption of these chemicals may indeed be harmful to our health and that more research is needed.      
That’s why we’ve chosen to go with the natural sweeteners stevia and erythritol instead.
Research shows that not only are they safe, but they can also confer several health benefits, including better insulin sensitivity, a lower cholesterol profile, improved blood glucose control, potential anti-cancer effects, lower blood pressure and inflammation levels, and more.    
Many supplements also contain artificial dyes, known as “azo dyes,” such as FD&C Yellow #5 (also known as tartrazine), FD&C Blue #1 (also known as Brilliant Blue), FD&C Red No. 40 (also known as Allura Red AC), and others.
As with artificial sweeteners, the consumption of azo dyes might not be as harmful as some would have you believe, but there is evidence that these chemicals can cause various negative effects in the body.        
And while artificial flavors appear to be benign, they just aren’t necessary. Natural flavors taste equally good.
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Ingredients & Use
As a dietary supplement, mix 2 scoops of Atlas with 20 ounces of cold water or your favorite beverage. Vary the amount of liquid to achieve desired consistency.
Not intended for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional prior to consumption if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any prescription medication. Improper use of this product will not improve results and is potentially hazardous to a person’s health. Use only as directed.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. DO NOT USE IF SAFETY SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING.