You regularly go to the gym, but the desired results are waiting for you? Despite hard training, don’t you gain muscle mass? Then a so-called Weight Gainer may be a sensible option. We’re talking about high-calorie shakes that allow athletes to build mass more easily.
What is the Difference between Mass Gainer and Whey Protein
What is the difference between the conventional whey protein shake? We will clarify for you.
Both products are offered in powder form. A heaped measuring spoon (usually about 28g) is mixed with a certain amount of liquid (water or low-fat milk).
However, there is
a significant difference: the benefits of a conventional whey shake are obvious – it helps in the simplest way to create much-needed protein. The latter is indispensable for the desired muscle growth. Besides, proteins perform essential functions during the regeneration process after a hard training session.
If no progress is made, at least not recognizable on the scale, then a shake with a more effective combination of nutrients can help. It usually requires a combination of complex and simple carbohydrates and protein. This mixture is called Weight Gainer. Ideally, it supports the building of muscle mass and thus also the weight gain.
What has included in the Weight Gainer?
Classical variants contain the following nutrient mix:
- Carbohydrates (70-80%)
- protein (20 -30%)
- amino acids (including BCAA’s)
The mode of action of a weight gainer is straightforward – it helps to quickly meet or even increase the daily calorie requirement because if you want to build up more mass, you have to add calories. Some products deliver more than 1000 kcal per shake!
Time of ingestion?
As for the timing of ingestion, you have several options. Used between meals, it provides a calorie extra. Before training, it provides the body with sufficient nutrients for intensive workouts. Do you prefer the Weight Gainer Shake after training? No problem either: the protein in the shake helps with regeneration, the building up of new muscles and the carbohydrates contained replenish exhausted energy reserves.
Have we aroused your interest? Then we have a special service at this point, our five favourites.
1. Dymatize Super Mass Gainer is one of the most popular in our shop. When it comes to generating muscle mass, it scores 168g carbohydrates and 48g of protein per shake.
2. MuscleBlaze Mass Gainer contains complex carbohydrates and obtains its natural fats from coconut oil and CLA. Also, it is rich in fibre and almost dispenses with sugar.
3. Labrada Mass Gainer, with at least 1000kcal and 52g protein per serving, optimally helps build muscle mass in combination with hard training.
4.Optimum Nutrition (ON) Serious Mass Weight Gainer, this gainer even surprises with a whopping 1250kcal, which are mainly composed of complex carbohydrates. It also contains a mix of high-quality protein sources.
5. Ultra Mass from Stacker2, even this gainer has earned its place under the TOP 5. It features a successful mix of complex carbohydrates, whey protein and amino acids.
Do you work with a diet plan? Then pay attention to the ratio of macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats) to each other when purchasing the weight gainers.
Make Weight Gainer at home by yourself?
Do you have time and desire to throw on the mixer yourself? Then you can prepare a Weight Gainer Shake yourself with the right ingredients.
To do this, mix 800ml whole milk, 500ml quark, 2 bananas, 1-2 scoops of whey protein, 300g frozen raspberries or blueberries, 200g oatmeal and optionally 200g unsalted nuts in a blender to a large shake.
Let it taste you!!