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Best Gainer Supplement

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  • 13-03-2011 5:09pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 50 ✭✭


    Hi All

    Would anyone of you be able to make a recommendation on a "weight gainer" supplement. I have been using maximuscle progain but its pricey.

    Could anyone else give me some advice on another product that is good.

    Basically dropped a bit of size/weight from cv work recovering from injury and now looking to get it back on as going back to sport

    Thanks in advance


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,832 ✭✭✭✭Blatter


    Just eat more food, that'll do the trick.

    When I was struggling make gains I drank 3 pints of milk a day on top of what I was eating. Never needed supplements.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,874 ✭✭✭deadlybuzzman


    Milk-seriously, no need for anything else. 75g of protein and 75g of carbs in 2l of low fat for €1.30.
    once you work your way up to 4-5L per day you wont even consider a gainer product


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭Antisocialiser


    Full Fat Milk.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭metamorphosis


    Like said - milk and nut butter and nuts.

    100gms nuts very easy to eat and will be between 5- 700kcals. Nut butters are very easy to eat 100s of cals worth, use butter, things like olive oil etc. Most of these are much cheaper than a supplement that is probably not necessary


  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭Doctor_Socks


    Theres also the added benefit that most of the foods mentioned above don't taste like sh!te like a lot of supplements do


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,259 Mod ✭✭✭✭Brian?


    Like said - milk and nut butter and nuts.

    100gms nuts very easy to eat and will be between 5- 700kcals. Nut butters are very easy to eat 100s of cals worth, use butter, things like olive oil etc. Most of these are much cheaper than a supplement that is probably not necessary

    +1, , most "Mass Gainers" I've seen are just fancy sugar.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭The Guvnor


    I'd not be a fan of 5 litres of milk per day to be honest.

    Personally I would do up a mass shake.

    I have one I use from time to time and it's excellent and tasty but would need to sit down and work it out into 1 part this with 2 parts that etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭Dathai


    I hope I'm not breaking the new diet rules, but I find that eating chicken / turkey fillets with sweet potato does the trick. Granted I eat about 5 chicken fillets a day, they're definitely not going to waste.

    If you do try this and it's not doing anything for you and you're still after a mass gainer, BSN's (Double Chocolate) True Mass is really nice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,888 ✭✭✭Charisteas


    I have a 2 litre bottle of Tesco low-fat Milk here, and reading the ingredients, it contains: 950 calories, broken down into 72g of protein, 30g of fat, 98g of carbs - but all of which all are sugars.

    So to me that would translate as Milk being a great Protein supplement replacement, as it's essentially 72g of protein for €1.50, but not so much as a good all-round gainer replacement due to it's lack of complex carbs.

    I'm not expert, so please correct me if i'm wrong, or maybe there are just better milk products on the shelf.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,259 Mod ✭✭✭✭Brian?


    Charisteas wrote: »
    I have a 2 litre bottle of Tesco low-fat Milk here, and reading the ingredients, it contains: 950 calories, broken down into 75g of protein, 30g of fat, 100g of carbs - but all of which all are sugars.

    So to me that would translate as Milk being a great Protein supplement replacement, as it's essentially 75g of protein for €1.50, but not so much as a good all-round gainer replacement due to it's lack of complex carbs.

    I'm not expert, so please correct me if i'm wrong, or maybe there are just better milk products on the shelf.

    I think you'll find whey protein is a milk replacment ;) .

    To gain mass you need fat, protein and carbs. Not just protein, milk is a handy all in one source of all 3 which is relativly cheap.

    In general "Mass Gainer" supplements are blends of whey protein and loads simple carbs.

    Examples:

    http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/sports-supplements-weight-gainers-nutrisport-weight-gain-5kg

    Per 100g serving:
    Energy: 369Kcal/1551Kj
    Protein: 35.5g
    Carbohydrates: 50g
    Fat: 4g
    Creatine monohydrate: 3g
    Branced chain amino acids: 6g

    http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/sports-supplements-weight-gainers-atlas-super-weight-gainer-5kg

    Per 281g (6 scoops):
    Energy: 4653KJ/1107Kcal
    Protein: 106.5g
    Carbohydrates: 150g
    Carbohydrates of which sugars: 150g
    Fat:12g
    Fat of which saturates: 12g
    Fibre: 6g
    Sodium: 0.6g


    http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/sports-supplements-weight-gainers-optimum-nutrition-serious-mass-2-73kg

    Calories 1250
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.5 g 7%
    Saturated Fat 3 g 15%
    Cholesterol 75 mg 25%
    Total Carbohydrate 252 g 84%
    Sugars 40 g
    Protein 50 g 100%

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭Parsley


    The Guvnor wrote: »
    I'd not be a fan of 5 litres of milk per day to be honest.

    Personally I would do up a mass shake.

    I have one I use from time to time and it's excellent and tasty but would need to sit down and work it out into 1 part this with 2 parts that etc.

    pint of milk, a banana, couple spoons of peanut butter, couple scoops of whey and a slice of cake/muffin all into a blender is something i've become fond of lately...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,888 ✭✭✭Charisteas


    I think you'll find whey protein is a milk replacment ;) .

    To gain mass you need fat, protein and carbs. Not just protein, milk is a handy all in one source of all 3 which is relativly cheap.

    In general "Mass Gainer" supplements are blends of whey protein and loads simple carbs.

    No I wouldn't agree that Milk is a handy all in one source of gainer because the carbs in milk are all sugars, thus containing zero complex carbs. (They are all sugars in my Tesco low-fat milk anyway, correct me if there is a milk product which doesn't contain all sugars.)

    Milk is packed with protein though, which is why I meant that Milk is a good and probably cheaper alternative to protein shakes, but not as an overall gainer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,166 ✭✭✭✭Sangre


    Why do you need complex carbs in a mass gainer?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭The Guvnor


    Parsley wrote: »
    pint of milk, a banana, couple spoons of peanut butter, couple scoops of whey and a slice of cake/muffin all into a blender is something i've become fond of lately...

    LOL - I can see why! The whey only being added so you can call it a healthy drink! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭metamorphosis


    Charisteas wrote: »
    No I wouldn't agree that Milk is a handy all in one source of gainer because the carbs in milk are all sugars, thus containing zero complex carbs. (They are all sugars in my Tesco low-fat milk anyway, correct me if there is a milk product which doesn't contain all sugars.)

    Milk is packed with protein though, which is why I meant that Milk is a good and probably cheaper alternative to protein shakes, but not as an overall gainer.

    Lactose, the sugar in milk, is not a simple release sugar as such - although all the carbs sugar in milk does not make it a simple carb.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,705 ✭✭✭✭Tigger


    A pint of milt with two bananas a scoop if whey a scoop of powdered oats instead of breakfast and after every workout worked well for me


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭Parsley


    The Guvnor wrote: »
    LOL - I can see why! The whey only being added so you can call it a healthy drink! :D

    haters gettin weak... i'm bulkin up. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,303 ✭✭✭✭Mellor


    In general "Mass Gainer" supplements are blends of whey protein and loads simple carbs.
    Which is funny considering whey protein is just milk with the carbs removed :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭Transform


    +1 for a whey protein drink or milk (depends on what you work well on), lots of nut butters and then homemade flapjacks or paleo bars for the win


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19 A.Tyrrell


    Hard mass is a really good gainer that tastes nice in choc and straw. Yea milk is cheap but if you were going to drink 2 to 4 litres of milk everyday for a month it would work out more expensive. You have to drink a lot more milk to get the same calories as a mass gainer and there is a lot more fat in milk than a good gainer. check it out here

    http://www.discountsupplements.ie/weight-gainers-inner-armour-hard-mass-gainer-68kg-p-294.html


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