Many a times, when we are struggling to gain weight ample numbers of question comes to our mind like –
- How to gain a quality weight?
- What is best for me either protein or mass Gainer?
- Which will prove helpful in the long run?
- Which will help in lean muscles-protein or Mass Gainer?
- What is the basic difference between them?
- Which will help in gaining weight more quickly? Etc.. Etc..
To solve all your dilemmas regarding Protein intake or the Mass Gainer. This is the right place you have entered, to sum up this blog – it will help you to know the working of protein or Mass Gainer appropriately.
Mass Gainer and Protein powders are the basic supplements for bodybuilders. Both cannot be treated as meal replacement. Both are used for muscle growth and muscle recovery. Mass Gainers is a high calorie supplement that provides proteins, amino acids, creatine, taurine, carbs and various other nutrients which help us to gain weight. Most popular Weight gainers are-On Serious mass, Muscletech Mass tech, BSN True Mass, Absolute Mass gainer. There are more available in the market
Protein powder are dietary supplements that contains a high percentage of proteins. Protein supplement are basically available in many forms like: Whey Protein, Soy Protein and Casein Protein. Whey is the most commonly used protein as it is water soluble milk protein. It basically helps in the recovery of the muscles. Few popular Whey Protein brands are ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein, Muscletech Nitrotec, Ultimate Nutrition Prostar, Absolute Nutrition Whey Protein, Isopure.
Mass Gainer vs. Protein
Mass Gainers are good to take when you have only one purpose i.e weight gain in a short time span. Mass gainer provides you all the essential nutrients and carbs and fats in a good proportion when you have risk to skip your meals.
Mass gainers contain approx 60-70% of carbs and 30-40% of protein. Mass gainers contain more calorie than regular whey protein. Whereas whey protein contains fewer carbs and fats and large amount of protein necessary for our body. Protein Supplement is approx 5-7% of carbs and around 90% of protein. If your goal is to build muscles and increase strength whey protein is suggested over mass gainer. Probably it is wrong to say that whey protein should be consumed only when one wants to build big muscles. Whey protein isn’t just helpful for muscle growth, but it is helpful for multiple purpose like to keep a check on blood pressure, prevent cancer and support a healthy heart.
Mostly trainers recommend Mass gainer to Gain Muscle mass but I always prefer to go with the Whey Protein. If you are not able to take your meals properly than you should take Mass gainer as it contains high calorie including carbs..
Here, I would like to share the experience of one my client Gaurav who gained muscles through whey Protein intake.
Gaurav started from 58kgs ( Height 5’8”) and gained 12 kgs which is purely a quality gain with lean muscle building.
Within six months Gaurav gained 6 kgs, his initial diet included 5-6 meals a day in every 2-3 hours and ½ scoop of whey protein 2 times a day for 4 weeks.
Then for 3 months 1 scoop of whey protein twice a day with 1 scoop of casein every night. (Casein can be replaced with milk and paneer) and for maintaining his amazing transformation now he added multivitamin plus Omega and protein.
His total transformation is based on protein intake which is purely a quality gain.
In order to conclude, it is suggested that if you have time you should go for whey protein than building muscles through mass gainer. Since you are not a professional bodybuilder protein will help your body to survive in a long run.
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