Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer

by | Sep 26, 2014

1. What is the difference between whey protein and mass gainer

Mass gainers are protein too. Normally mass gainers supplies 22 to 35% of protein where as Protein powder as such supplies more than 60% proteins. Mass gainer contains more calories than regular whey protein. Mass gainer contains larger amounts of carbohydrates and fats to boost your calorie intake. Both are used for muscle recovery & muscle growth. Good mass gainers contain non sugar complex carbos for prolonged energy supply.

2. What would suit any one if one wants to build muscles?

If someone is a hard gainer or someone who doesn’t gain weight easily and want to build a significant amount of muscle mass, then mass gainer would be suitable for him. If one wants slow gains with controlled body fat percentage, a whey protein would probably be enough. Alternately, you can also use both mass gainer and whey protein to avoid gaining too much fat.

 3. What if one wants to lose fat? Does one still need protein?

If someone has already built sufficient muscle mass and ready to cut fat, then whey protein would be suitable because his body still needs to hang on to the muscles one have already built. This prevents muscle catabolism from all the cardio one do to lose fat. This is important so that after one have lost the unwanted fat; there will still be muscle definition.

 4. Isn’t whey protein only for cutting purposes?

Whey protein is suitable for both bulking and cutting phase. It’s just that some people prefer using mass gainer for bulking purposes, and some people (who gain weight easily such as mesomorphs and endomorphs) use only whey protein to build mass because of the fear of unwanted calories.

 5. What if one doesn’t work out and just take protein/mass gainer? Will one grow?

The purpose of protein is to aid muscle recovery and repair muscle tissues so that the muscles can grow bigger and stronger. If one does not work out, then there is no need for recovery. Since his body does not store protein, it will just be a waste of money. If he takes mass gainer without exercising, there is a chance that his daily caloric input is more than his output, and he might gain fat instead of muscle and he is just wasting money buying supplements.

6. Could I take too much protein?

If one have any liver or kidney problems, or family history, please check with a medical practitioner first. The body will generally consume the protein it needs and excrete remaining nitrogen in urine, after the protein has been broken down. This is why it is important to have healthy liver and kidney functions. If one is taking a high protein diet from supplements and diet, just make sure he is drinking plenty of water.



  1. armaan

    Sir m body is so lean and slim …..m used all mass gained but no result found ….can u tell me what can m do 2 gain m mass and body

    • Rana

      If u want to gain mass muscle den less train nd eat lean beaf nd skinless chicken

  2. Aftab

    Sir me bahut hi sleep hu mujhe konsa saplyment use karna chahia

  3. sarik

    Just 1 work out in week for every muscle is enough or its just a waste of time.

  4. Sahil

    Sir suggest me protine I’ll develop my bicep my bicep are 16 inches I’ll want 18 inches suggest

  5. Anil

    Its good nd I am 19 years old my weight is 55 kg hieght is 6feet nd I am very slim not mussels nd all tht plzzz help nd suggest me what I have to take a way protien or a mass gainer nd plzzzz suggest me brand also thnk u

    • Mukul Bhargava

      Take mass gainer of optimum nutrition it shows the best results without any sideeffects

  6. arindam

    my waight iz 42,west 27, am slime , age 29, iz ny products to easily developed my body

  7. Virendra sharma

    Sir I m 25 and my height is 5.5 and my weight is 52 I want to gain weight pls suggest me what should be my correct weight how can I. Gain weight pls suggest me some suppliment if required .

  8. sumit gaur

    sir please can u tell me which is more effective for me.. whey protein v/s mass gainer…. about me i m 19 years old n my weight is aporox. 60 kg.. n i m go to gym daily.. n take 1hr30mins workout daily… bt my muscles not increase… so sir plz tell me which is more effective..

    • Abhi

      Bro,if u workout..then start of with a mass gainer …(Muscle Juice) and Buy a small bottle of multivitamins.. stay regular to gym… this will help

  9. Mohammed hussain

    Hello, I’m from the UK, I wanted to ask you a few questions as it seems you have great knowledge about body building.
    A little information about myself: 18 years old, weigh 100 kg, height 6ft 2 inches.

    I have been weight training for about 2 months now and my main goal is to lose fat but become as big as possible with muscle and not fat.
    Whenever i work out I do running before hand to shred body fat.

    Will taking muscle mass gainer make me fat?
    Should I consume it if i want t lose belly fat?
    Is it good to have mass gainer if my goal is to become really big and strong? (BULKY).

    Many Thanks.

    • Mukul Bhargava

      As you’re already fat you don’t need to take mass gainer just get whey protein it will help you cut fat

  10. amar

    sir how is muscletech nitrotech is it gud for musclegain my biceps r 15 inches i want near 17 is this suplimnt is gud enough for this

  11. Sakshi Sharma

    Hello .. I was very slim,everyone tease me,then my friend recomened Accumass weight gain Granules.I am taking nutrigain capsule’s and powder for gain weight for last 3 months and I have put on weight.I am feeling confident,and talk wth everyone wuith confident.Friends use this and gain appropriate weight.It is pur ayurvedic Product and has no sideeffect.You will see result after few months. Bothmen & Women can use this.

  12. arjun yadav

    my biceps size is 12 and i want to increase it to around 14.my height is 5 foot 10 inch…weight.80 kg.what should i use mass gainer or protein to increase my biceps size…

    • Gaurav

      Guys u all r looking 16″ 17 ” 20″ biceps but you want it just in 2 ya 3 months.But i m a professional bodybuilder i knew the pain behind ever bodybuilders life if you seriously want to be a bodybuilder then first go to gym do workout add muscle.For these first use protein shakes like mass gainer nd add muscle thn start cutting fat nd use multivitamins tablet , nd amino acids are most imp for muscle development nd breakthrough so use muscle tech amino nitro nd always remember to use branded nd original product

  13. Pradeep Maji

    Hello, Myself Pradeep. objective- good/decent muscle building & weight gain(current wt:64kg). I am doing workout at home with dumbells. I am non-vegetarian, Have fish daily with meal beside saturday/thursday & eggs twice a week, & chicken/mutton on weekend. I do workout 6 days a week and have ssn anabolic muscle builder protein shake post workout daily for 6 days. I had joined gym two years back did 8 months, couldnt able to continue due to my work/personal committments & frequent health issues(immunity problem). Please suggest some good protein supplement which are affordable. I used to have SSN Anabolic Muscle Builder where i gain some weight but havent checked recently. Should I continue with this or you will recommend something else. I am 33 yrs old, Wt: 64kg, ht: 5.6 approx Please note: I have a slow digestion issue and my metabolism is bit late need to push by drinking lot of water in morning. Also, most frequently i get stomach issues, stomach pain, loose motion, cold and hence due to that i skip my workout for couple of weeks to recover.

  14. Piyush

    I have been using Muscleblaze XXL mass gainer for about 4 months.. and i have already used 3 boxes of 1kg. each.. earlier when i did not use to work out, my weight was 55.5 kg.. and in these 4 months i have gained only 4.5 kg and now my weight is 60kg.. my friend also started using the same mass gainer with me and he has gained 12 kg.. its not that he took very heavy diets.. we took the same diets and still i am not seeing any good results.. by the way my height is 5’9 and i am 19 years old

  15. suri

    sir m 29 year old..wieght 75, bicps 15.,.chest 45, i wnt incrs my biceps…pls ur suggetion pls…

  16. Gaurav

    Can anybody can help me out I have been going to gym for 6 months now .My weight is 67kg and height is 5.9ft I want to increase muscle mass so what should I take a mass gainer or whey isolate lean muscle builder I would be so glad if someone help me out

  17. Tejas

    I’m 20, 76 kg, 5’11, average body. I’ve been working out since past 6 months, in that period i gained 11 kg. I want to build muscle but not too bulky. What shake would you suggest me?

  18. Aqib Hidayat

    what if im the type that eats a lot in my meal? i consume a lot of rice for lunch and dinner. do i still need to use mass gainer? i just want to bulk my muscle.

  19. varun jitendra

    hi my weight is 70 kg with fat stored only on side love handles and lower abdominal i have recently joined gym my body structure is lean should i take whey protein or mass gainer

  20. gurcharn

    Sir I m very slim..I me also runner ..my face very slim no fat on face ..now I want strong body and round face ..without workout so tell me glass gainer fit for me

  21. Ram Kumar

    I have read lots of blog post before jumping to your page. You have describe both protein and mass gainer, but i was looking for mass gainer. Still i learned a lots of things from your blog.


  22. Ranjan kar

    Sir, I’m a 21 year old boy. I’m working out for last 1 year. When I started workout my weight was like 55kg and now I have like 68kg’s at a height of 5’10”. I Never taken any supplements and gained muscles but with less cuttings on body. Now I want to develop my body more and want cuttings what should I do !!! I’m thinking to take a whey protein … Is this right? I will wait for answer.. ty

  23. Prince

    I have a lot of fat around my waist, but the rest of my body is lean. like my hands and legs are kind of skinny. and currently, I am working out hard. Doesn’t show much result. on my body. What’s best to increase, keep in mind the fat is around my stomach 😀
    Please help.
    Weight is 82 and the height is 5.11



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