Believe it or not, not everyone has an easy time with gaining weight. These supplements are an excellent way for men to get the extra calories and macronutrients they need to pack on lean muscle mass without excess fat.
The trouble most men have with trying to gain weight is either not getting enough calories, or getting too many of the wrong calories (mainly complex carbs vs simple carbs). These weight gainers combine quality ingredients and a ratio of complex carbohydrates and quality proteins to help you gain good weight.
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Pro Gainer Complex
Optimum Nutrition has made a reputable name for themselves in the supplement industry by consistently putting out quality supplements made with quality ingredients. Pro Complex Gainer is not an exception.This weight gainer is what all weight gainers should look up to. Pro Complex Gainer provides better quality ingredients and more importantly, complex carbs to help you gain more lean muscle mass. This is also what separates this weight gainer from their other in house weight gainer, Serious Mass.
Pro Complex Gainer has a massive 650 calories, 60 grams of protein, with 85 carbohydrates (of which only 8 grams is sugar!), while keeping fats down to only 8 grams. It combines 7 different forms of proteins including whey, casein and egg.
It mixes well, tastes amazing, and is easy to drink (from personal experience). It takes a very easy number 1 spot on this list. Read more…
A close runner up from Universal Nutrition, Real Gains also boasts a good rundown of what makes a good weight gainer. To start, it has 600 calories per serving, with 52 grams of protein, 88 grams of carbohydrates, and only 5 grams of fat.Real Gains also contains a large amount of complex carbohydrates with only 5 grams of sugar, and no aspartame. It includes a blend of quality whey proteins as well as micellar casein.This video explains a little more about using casein.
This is especially useful for people who have a hard time eating more frequently, since complex carbs and casein are absorbed slower by your body. This allows your body to basically get a slow drip of nutrition throughout the day. Read more…
It also contains a good amount of BCAA’s and 5 different types of proteins (fast release: whey protein hydrolysate and whey isolate – slow release: milk protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, and micellar casein.)
To be honest, their sales page for this supplement looks a bit too overcomplicated for what they’re trying to convey, but it’s still a solid weight gainer. Mixes well straight in a shaker bottle with milk or water, and also tastes amazing. Read more…
The goal is to get an excess of 350–500+ calories per day on top of how many calories will use. This will depend on your activity level, and especially on your body type (endomorph, mesomorph, or ectomoroph). If you are not seeing results after a few weeks, it’s time to step up the calorie intake from either your diet or weight gainer. You can also check out some more of our recommended supplements for bulking by clicking here.
On the other hand, if you’re gaining weight too fast, in which case it’s more than likely excess fat, cut down on the calories. It’s not worth gaining a bunch of fat in hopes of muscle, only to spend more time and effort trying to lose the fat at the end. Gaining weight should not mean gaining fat; you should still be trying to get a good ratio of macronutrients.?>