Filler calories for energy, protein, carbohydrates. And fat too?
Weight gainers are diet supplements for gaining body weight. When you are trying to build muscle, you need to get more calories in your diet and may be lured by such supplements promoted to help you reach that goal. When used correctly, a weight gainer can be a very effective way to put on weight. Weight gainers will provide you with the protein, carbohydrates and other nutrients needed to gain weight. While there is nothing wrong with taking such supplements in moderation, they may not work for everyone, and there are potential side effects, such as fat gain, allergic reactions and interactions with medications. Some real concerns are the quality of the proteins and whether the product is loaded with sugar, in which case you may end up getting a lot of calories from low-quality sources. The following report assesses five popular brands of weight gainers on these and other important parameters.
Of the five brands, one – Endura Mass – is proprietary food, which means there are no specifications for it under Food Safety & Standards Regulations. The other brands claim to be Ayurvedic products.