If you are a person that regular goes to the gym to work with weights, probably your are not only trying to lose some fat, but also gain some muscle. And when it comes to muscle building, protein is your best ally to help you achieve your goals.
Depending on how intense your workouts are, you may need to get between 1 and 1.5 grams of protein per kilo of body weight per day. Those numbers can be even higher for strength athletes, but experts explain that when an individual use more than the recommended dose, their body may not be able to process those extra calories, and chances are high that they will end up in fat.
You should probably be asking yourself if you should consider taking a mass protein weight gainer supplement. My answer to this question is yes, if you are not consuming the amount of protein your body need according to your active level. Mass protein weight gainer supplements are a convenient way to add calories to your diet but to be effective they should be calorie dense containing carbohydrates, contain high quality protein sources, and may contain ‘good’ fats to further increase caloric intake. Moreover, they should be used consistently besides your regular meals to achieve the bulking mass gains your require.
One of the easiest ways to consume mass protein weight gainer supplements is in form of shake. You can mix them with water or milk and even add fruits or vegetables according to your taste. Most experts recommend taking them in two servings – one an hour before your workout to provide your body the energy it needs, and another serving right after your training to help your muscles repair from damage and promote the growth of new ones.
The most popular mass protein weight gainer supplements among gym goers are whey and casein. Although you may be wondering which one is best, in fact blending both types together and drinking them as a mixture may allow you to achieve better results than drinking either one alone. According to research, casein protein provides a much steadier stream of amino acids to the body that is slowly absorbed by the body while whey protein is absorbed faster and provides a more immediate supply of amino acids to the body. Combining both types of protein will supply the body with the maximum dose of amino acids it needs for both immediate and long-term muscle growth.
It is important that you understand, that as much as high-protein intake is essential for building muscle, you still need carbs and fat for maximum results. That is because, during exercise, the body needs carbs for energy and if your supply of carbs is insufficient, your body will use protein to supply its needs. That means your muscles won’t grow as much as they would if you were providing them the protein and carbs necessary.