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If you are a skinny guy (ectomorph) wanting to bulk up and build a leaner physique, you may want to know about the best weight gain supplements for skinny guys.
Why? Finding supplements of a higher quality will help you achieve your calorie intake goals a lot quicker, and help you cut through the bull.
It’s also not always possible to prepare a meal when you’re on the go, that’s where supplements step in. For both convenience but more importantly to support your already solid ‘real food’ meals that you currently eat.
**Check out my experience on the GOMAD Diet – A very unconventional way of bulking**
If your plan is to solely use supplements to reach your daily calorie intake goals I have to let you know right now, that you are not on the right path and to please reconsider your plan.
In my time I have tried several products from this category.
Many products on the market label themselves as ‘the best weight gain supplement’ and boast a variety of features that make them better than the next product.
It’s important to enter go in with a bit of information before you buy.
Some weight gain supplements contain ingredients or fillers that may be harmful or just not necessary at all.
Often fillers are used to ‘bulk’ the tub out, so you think you are getting more for your money, but you really aren’t.
So I’ve compiled a list of the best weight gain supplements for Skinny Guys, to give you a good starting point on your journey.
What are the Best Weight Gain Supplements for Skinny Guys?
Muscle Milk Gainer Protein Powder, Chocolate
Probably one of the better tasting products in the high calorie supplements category right now. I have used several Muscle Milk products and they always seem to get the taste just right.
i cannot speak for the cookies and cream or the vanilla flavour of this, but the chocolate is pretty spot on for me.
It also isn’t too sweet or sickly, something that you will notice with a lot of lower quality weight gain supplements.
BSN True Mass Ultra-Premium Banana Lean Mass Gainer 2.64kg
High-quality whey protein powder that mixes quickly and supplies up to 47 grams of protein per serving. This product is a premium gainer and comes in a number of flavors. (Banana being my favorite)
There are of course a lot of plain and simple gainers on the market that all do the same job but I personally recommend this one, mainly because of the taste, it tastes really good. I usually buy the banana flavor and blend it in a cup with some vanilla ice cream and strawberries. I urge you to try it if you can. Tastes really good.
Mass Gainer Whey Protein Powder
The thing that makes this mass gainer different is that it contains creatine.
you may decide to supplement with creatine as well in order to give yourself more energy in the gym and to recover quicker between sets.
If you do, this mass gainer might be a good option for you.
My only issue with taking a supplement that has creatine included is that the amount of creatine in each scoop isnt always guarentteed to be equal, so I personally would prefer to take creatine as a separate supplement.
But that being said, this is a good option.
The taste of this one isnt as smooth as the other two, but it mixes well and doesnt have a bad after taste.
Cookies and cream flavour was surprisingly good.
Extra Essential Supplements
If you are embarking on a weight training regimen, these supplements below will help you also…
Optimum Nutrition ZMA
Used to increase muscle strength and anabolic hormone levels, this product contains zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. It is also designed to increase muscle growth, healing, and to promote quality sleep.
Customers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars citing that they achieved deeper and more restful sleep, higher energy levels and strengthening of the immune system. ZMA is recommended by customers as a powerful and effective supplement for weight lifters.
MusclePharm Essentials Micronized Creatine, Ultra-Pure 100%
Pure and simple creatine nothing extra added, lasts long, with a low price.
Creatine is good for energy levels and allows you to get more from your workouts.
When looking for a good creatine supplement, go for one that doesn’t have bits and pieces added, for instance, some companies put sugar and coloring in, some mix it with a lower quality version of Kool-Aid and caffeine and market it as some kind of super energy drink.
All these things come with the possibility of additives which in some people can cause spot breakouts on the face.
I like to keep it simple so I buy pure creatine that I can have with a glass of water or fruit juice. Nothing extra.
The price is reasonable. and it’s pure, nothing added. Keep it simple.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA 1000mg
This supplement provides the branched chain amino acids which are considered the building blocks of all tissue development including muscles, and particularly in increasing muscle mass.
BCAAs are reported to be helpful in keeping your body in an anabolic state, I find the convenience of the capsules is superior over mixing powders which don’t taste good at all.
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Multivitamins
This supplement contains 25 vitamins and minerals with antioxidants, B-vitamins and a blend of 75 total ingredients that are formulated to enhance physical performance and energy levels. Customers have rated this product with 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The product works as stated by increasing energy levels and promoting restful sleep.
The only things I would warn you about this is like many multivitamins with high vitamin C content, it turns your urine bright yellow, and secondly, your dreams may intensify and become more vivid during the first week of use due to the magnesium contained. It’s strong stuff.
This guide is designed to provide you with an understanding of the best supplements for bulking according to my own experiences and which ingredients are most beneficial for you on your journey.
In an ideal world we would get everything we need from normal food but in a lot of cases that is not possible. So I hope this guide has gone some way to helping you discover some of the best supplements for bulking.
The products identified are safe and effective if used properly.
They all contribute to providing nutritional assistance in helping you achieve good muscle-building goals.
As with any supplement, it always makes sense to check with your physician if you have any known medical conditions before starting on supplementation.
Stuart PatrickHealth and fitness lifestyle writer. I spent a lot of time trying to change my body and realised there are so many untruths in the health and fitness industry that can stop you or slow down your progress. So I started blogging to share my knowledge and experience to help others to cut through the BS. On this blog and on the YouTube channel, I share my findings and experience with you so you don't have to go through what I went through. Search 'ListedFit' on YouTube and Instagram.
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