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Weight gainers are another dietary supplement from the protein powder family. While basic proteins have the sole purpose of providing additional protein, weight gainers not only include protein, but additional calories from additional carbohydrates and fats. Their primary purpose is to provide additional calories via liquid consumption to assist in gaining lean muscle tissue and body weight.
Weight gainers have been used for years by bodybuilders and athletes to increase bodyweight. These types of supplement that are typically composed of a combination of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Typically, these gainers come in a powder or a ready-to-drink liquid form. The powder form must be mixed with water, milk, or juice before consuming. The RTD (ready-to-drink) form is typically more expensive; however, it may be more convenient if you are pressed for time. The rationale for utilizing a weight gainer is that you may not have the time or stomach size to consume the large amounts of regular food it would take to increase bodyweight due to the caloric expenditure of your sport. This is why weight gainers are sometimes called meal replacement shakes. Before you start taking a weight-gainer supplement, speak to your doctor for advice.