Pro­tein

Consumer Voice - - The Surveillance Series / Weight Gainers -

The main func­tion of pro­tein is aid­ing in growth and re­pair of mus­cle and other body tis­sues. So, higher pro­tein in diet is bet­ter to gain body weight.

Brand En­dura Mass Nutri­gain Ku­dos Body Grow Knoll

En­ergy

Brand En­dura Mass Nutri­gain Ku­dos Knoll Body Grow

Bac­te­rial Con­tam­i­na­tion

Lab Re­sults (%) 14.73 13.50 7.50 5.19 1.39

For all phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, the body re­quires en­ergy – the amount de­pends on the du­ra­tion and type of ac­tiv­ity. En­ergy is mea­sured in calo­ries and is ob­tained from the body stores or the food we eat. Car­bo­hy­drate pro­vides 4 kilo­calo­ries of en­ergy per gram, pro­tein 4 kilo­calo­ries per gram, and fat 9 kilo­calo­ries per gram.

in Body Grow. Lab Re­sults (Kilocalo­rie/100 Grams) 402.49 402.20 392.68 381.42 350.44

Bac­te­rial con­tam­i­na­tion is a se­ri­ous is­sue for all food prod­ucts. We con­ducted tests for to­tal plate count (TPC) and yeast and mould count. 1) To­tal Plate Count

To­tal plate count is the amount of vi­able bac­te­ria in a prod­uct and serves as a key in­di­ca­tor of the prod­uct’s over­all qual­ity and safety. As En­dura Mass was pro­pri­etary food and the other brands were Ayurvedic prod­ucts, no stan­dards were avail­able in the reg­u­la­tions. How­ever, a lower to­tal plate count is de­sir­able. The unit of mea­sure­ment for to­tal plate count is colony-form­ing units (CFU) per gram. 2) Yeast and Mould Count

High yeast and mould count in­di­cates poor hy­gienic con­di­tions at the man­u­fac­tur­ing plant. gram in all brands, mak­ing them safe for hu­man con­sump­tion.

Steroids

Steroids in­crease the ap­petite and aid in weight gain. At the same time, oral steroids are known to cause var­i­ous side ef­fects in­clud­ing: We tested the five brands for pres­ence of Be­tametha­sone, Pred­nisolone and Dex­am­etha­sone steroids. These were not found in any of the brands.

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