With a rise of different nutritional supplements and buzzwords in the fitness industries, how do you know what is right for you? This series attempts to explain the uses and benefits of each supplement in detail, so that you can get the maximum reward from what you consume.
What is a mass gainer protein?
A mass gainer is a supplement that generally contains ingredients that have high protein, carbohydrates and fats. These supplements help increase your calorie intake, and therefore promote muscle and weight gain.
The function of a mass gainer is to ensure that you are in a calorie surplus. This means that you, on average, consume 300-500 calories more than you burn in a day. By consuming a surplus of calories, you can increase your mass over time to your ideal body frame.
You can read about ingredients in Lean Mass Gainer here.
Who should use a mass gainer?
A mass gainer is ideal for those individuals who find it difficult to consume the required calories or consume quality macronutrients.
Often, people struggle with consuming a calorie surplus diet to aid their muscle gain. Even if they are able to consume more calories, they find it hard to get quality macronutrients. Eating unhealthy food in excess can also help in mass gain, but ultimately also leads to an increase in fats.
The best solution for this is to use a mass gainer supplement. Since a mass gainer is specifically developed for muscle gain, it contains all the essential nutrients in the right amounts in an easy to consume formula.
How do I control how much mass I gain?
One of the best advantages of consuming a mass gainer is that you know the exact breakup of nutrients per serving. Unlike consuming macronutrients from your meals, a muscle gainer makes it very easy to calculate your nutritional consumption.
This is especially helpful for those who want a ‘lean bulk.’ By proportioning your consumption of a mass gainer, you can get the right quantity of macronutrients and easily achieve your individual goals.
How do you ensure your mass gainer is effective?
While there is no fixed time to take a mass gainer, it is typically taken in the morning or post-workout. Taken in the morning, a mass gainer can fuel your energy throughout the day. When consumed post-workout, a mass gainer helps restore and repair your muscles by providing it ample protein. Carbohydrates in your mass gainer act as an energy source and help with recovery.
Read more about what workout you should be doing while consuming Lean Mass Gainer by clicking here.
DECKLINE LEITAO (CSCS, NASM-PES, CES, CPT)
Deckline Leitao, who holds a sports science degree from South Africa and a PG diploma from the UK, is one of India’s most qualified trainers.