Just as you’ve found with protein powders, there are different types of weight gainers for different goals. Let’s look at your options and optimal ways to use each of these products.
Individuals with a fast metabolism who struggle to put on pounds might want to consider a high-calorie weight gainer like SERIOUS MASS™. Incorporating a 2-scoop shake to a healthy, balanced diet adds 1,250 calories to what you’re getting from food – even more when you mix the powder into cold milk instead of cold water.
Because of the large serving size, SERIOUS MASS™ should be mixed using an electric blender. This allows you to add in fruits, peanut butter and other calorie-contributing foods that can also help you adjust the taste to better suit personal preference.
Athletes set on building greater physical size to dominate their sport might consider lower-calorie alternatives like GOLD STANDARD GAINER™ and PRO Gainer™. While still providing significantly more calories and carbohydrates than typical protein powders, these products provide 55 grams and 60 grams of protein per serving respectively. For convenience, half a serving of these weight gain powders can be mixed in a larger volume shaker cup.
Mixing up a protein powder like GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY™ in an electric blender gives you the opportunity to create a customized weight gain shake formulated specifically for your own needs. In addition to adding fruits, nuts and other foods, you can ‘stack’ your shake with unflavored creatine, glutamine and/or BCAA powders.