There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what is the right time to consume mass gainer and protein supplements. Let’s find out which is the best time to get your mass gains and muscle gains going.
What is Mass Gainer?
Mass gainers are the miraculous supplements rich in calories, protein and carbs with a mix of healthy fats along with vitamins and minerals to help you gain muscle mass. The usual carbs to protein ratio in a mass gainer is around 3:1 or 2:1 and low in fat content.
Right time to consume Mass Gainer
Most people end up taking it before their workout which is a mistake. Consuming mass gainer before workout may end up making you feel bloated and nauseated during your workouts. A good rule of thumb for consuming mass gainer is after your post workout meal or along your post workout meal. If you still want to consume it before your workout, in case you workout at night or due to your busy schedule, make sure to keep a window of at least 2 hours after consuming mass gainer and hitting the gym.
However, you can’t just sit around after having mass gainers and thinking that you will gain mass. You need to move around, go to work, or engage in some kind of physical activity. Otherwise you might end up putting on belly fat rather than putting on muscle mass.
What is Whey Protein?
Whey Protein is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness world all across the globe. Protein is the most important nutrient for muscle building. Whey protein powders help you fulfill your protein intake for the day and help you with muscle building and fat loss.
Right time to Consume Whey Protein
The best time to consume whey protein is considered to be post workout. This is because your muscles went through intense training and muscles have already been fatigued and leads to hypertrophy in your muscles. Protein powders help muscle hypertrophy by providing your body the protein it needs and help in protein synthesis. Protein helps with muscle recovery, fatigue and helps in building muscle.
So, a good time to drink protein shakes or whichever way you consume your whey protein is considered to be 15-30 mins after a workout.
Nutrition before sleep
Well, nutrition before sleep can become a boon or a curse depending how you use it. Most of the protein breakdown and other bodily functions like producing energy and muscle recovery are at a pace during night. So, supplementing slow-digestive protein like Casein protein could be a good idea for best results of your muscle gain. Whereas quick digestive proteins like whey protein concentrate and isolate are better post workout.
However, avoid supplements like mass gainer before sleep because as mentioned before you can’t just sit around after consuming mass gainer as this may just lead to extra belly fat rather than muscle mass.
Choose the best
Now that the confusion regarding consumption timing has been cleared. The next step in line is to choose the right supplement brand for you to help you with your fitness journey.
‘Elephant’ Mass Gainer by Knockout by Absolute Nutrition comes with Creatine Monohydrate, HMB, and 25 Vitamins and Minerals, 60G Complex Carbs & 20G Protein per serving, helps to gain weight and build muscle mass.
‘Noble’ Whey Protein by Knockout by Absolute Nutrition comes with 24g protein per serving to help you with building muscle, muscle recovery and fat loss.
Knockout Series from the house of Absolute Nutrition, popularly known as ‘India ka Imported Brand’ is not only trusted by the general public, but also by world champions like Mr. World Anuj Kumar Taliyan and Miss Universe Nehal Chudasama.