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Supplementing with mass gainers is different from general whey protein or creatine in that it will put you at a caloric surplus.

You may have found hitting the gym regularly, and taking protein shakes diligently has helped very little in your growth. The reason for this may be due to the following:
1. You may not be consuming enough calories in your diet. Maybe this is due to a weak appetite or busy lifestyle.
2. Your diet does not consist of enough carbohydrates. If your body does not get enough carbs or fats it will start using protein as energy.

Luckily you don’t have to hassle too much to rectify this. Taking a mass gainer, such as NPL Elite Gainer, Hyper Gain or Pro Gains, will help you gain muscle mass fast! Mass gainers like Elite Gainer are perfect for hard-gainers who find it next to impossible to gains weight. Each shake contains 1100 calories when mixed with water.

Although both mass gainer and whey protein supplements are considered handy for muscle recovery as well as for muscle growth, they have quite noticeable differences, including:

1. Mass gainers contains larger amount of fats and carbohydrates to boost your overall calorie intake, when compared to whey proteins.

2. Mass gainer should be the go-to thing for the ones who face difficulty in gaining weight even after intense workout sessions and want to build a significant amount of muscle mass. For those who wants normal and controlled gains, whey protein is their solace.

It’s worth mentioning that mass gainers play approximately only half the role in your weight gain. And so, you’ll still need to couple your supplementation with a good diet and aptly tailored exercise regime.

Best time to have your shake would be before and after a workout. The fast-acting carbohydrate helps in driving the insulin cycle, in turn pushing the amino acids to the muscles and thereby helping with muscle building and recovering quicker post-workout. In addition, you could also have a shake in place of a meal or snack to boost calorie intake.

As a nutritional supplement, add 2-6 rounded scoops (107-320g) to 250-600ml of cold water or full cream milk and consume 2-4 times daily. It is recommended that you use one full serving daily (6 scoops) in divided dosages.