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Full Guide To Mass Gainers Side Effects(My Experience)

Mass gainers side effects

Quick Guide To Mass Gainers, Is There Any Side Effects(My Experience): So you are looking for consuming a high-calorie mass gainers because you’re underweight male or female but confused about mass gainers side effects!


Considering mass gainers side effects, In this article, I will tell you my 4-months experience with mass gainers which may help you to make a better decision whether to buy a weight gainer shake or not.


Mass gainers side effects
This is not me, but I was something like this. A skinny Pipe!


My Experience With Mass Gainers Side Effects


I remember when I was 17-year old, very skinny guy, a hard-gainer.

I saw an advertisement on television.

Something like,

How we can gain weight and muscles by consuming 2-3 scoops of “this” weight gainer shake.

I was really excited to have this mass gainer shake in my daily diet.


Likewise, I ordered one kg pack of this weight gainer with Amazon.

it was a little costly for me.

As I have to pressurize my parents to spend that much money.

Just to buy this weight gainer shake.


While at that time, the labeling of the box recommends that “for the best results, take 2-3 drinks a day”, yes 2-3 drinks a day. Maybe, even high dosage than this.


So, at that time I don’t know anything about supplements and shakes.

I was a wanna-be fitness freak.

A Person who just saw an advertisement on Television.

And want to spend money with a basic thinking that it will help me with my goal of building muscles.

To achieve a good physique within months of hard work…


So, I read the dosage information on the label.

It was something like this:


Add 2-3 Bananas + Milk (according to texture and thickness) + 2 scoops(mass gainer) + Almonds and Resins(optional) + 1 scoop ice-cream(optional).


All these things in a single shake!

Even more, I used to take 2 drinks in a day.

One, in the early morning.

And the other in my post workout after exercising.


One box hardly covers 10-12 days.

I used to spend money on 2 boxes a month on this mass gainer.


My first month had gone well.

So, the mass gainer was working fine without any side effects and issues!

I used to get a great pump in my workouts.

Because of high carbs present in my diet.

Which is coming from this mass gainer…


At that time I had gained,

Almost around 3 kg weight after 2 months.

I was really a hard gainer.

My body is just like that.


Above all, I used 7 boxes in total.

And oh man, after 2 months, I started facing mass gainer side effects!

Beause of some serious bloating issues.

My stomach used to stay upset.

Sometimes constipation and sometimes the opposite.


In short, I was facing issues in my gut which is not at all a good sign from my body.


All I get is pure 3-4 kg FAT on my stomach. What!


I had transformed myself into a skinny fat person.

Because I was using these weight gainer shakes on a daily basis!


A person who had little-to-no muscles in the whole body.

But too much fat around the stomach.


Though, I was literally training very hard.

That my joints used to pain sometimes.

Because I read somewhere that if you taking any weight gainer shake in your body.

You need to train hard to utilize those extra calories!


But still, my body was not able to digest or burn that much of calories coming from this weight gainer!


What happened then?

I stopped using it!


And at that time,

I don’t realize why I am facing these issues and side effects.

Agree or not, mass gainer have side effects!


I was really depressed!

And was not able to figure out that why I am not seeing the results which I am looking for.


Then, what happened that I started researching about mass gainers side effects or weight gainer effects on the body.

Why they are not working the way.

The same way as suggested on the label by the company?


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Mass Gainers Side Effects(After Story)


I talked about the matter with my gym trainer.

I explained that I am taking gainers.

And they are not working for me.

What to do now?

Though I was a little embarrassed!


As a result, I am fully aware that why I felt like that on that day.

The information provided by my trainer was priceless.

And that information can actually save you many bucks.

If you completely understood it today!


I spend close to 6000-7000 rupees($90-$110) in these 4 months.

It costs a lot of money.

But gave me nothing more than 3-4 kg fat on my stomach!

It had given me Fat,

For which most people go to the gym to shred or lose their weight.


Today when I thought of that day,

I kinda feel that I was such a naive at that time!


My trainer said that mass gainers generally contains a lot of calories.

And if you take 2-3 drinks a day.

Then your body will not be able to digest that many calories.

Those calories are basically from simple carbohydrates, and sugar. 


As carbohydrates are the primary source of energy to our body.

Probably, the extra energy coming from this mass gainer.

Is basically too-much calories that I was not able to utilize or digest.


I was giving 100 percent in my workouts.

But still, there is soo much extra energy(coming from mass gainer, basically Carbohydrates) in my body left to be used.


What will the body do now?


It has to use the extra energy somewhere!

So, our body starts converting and storing the extra energy in the form of fat.

Only to those areas where fats are generally stored.

Which is mostly in the stomach.

With all those mass gainer side effects!


So The Science Behind How Mass Gainers/Weight Gainers Works In Our Body Starts From Now. How These Gain Mass Fast Supplements Works?


In simple words,

Gaining weight and losing weight depends on the calorie you put in.

And successfully able to digest.

If you can learn the basics of Inputs And Output.

Which is like,

What input is required so to get a certain output?

If you understand this.

Then gaining muscles or even losing fat becomes such an easy thing to do.

And I will teach you how you can do that.


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If we go by science it says that,

To gain weight. we need to eat food as clean as possible.

With the proper allotment of micro and macronutrients.

But the carbohydrates must be a little high in the diet.



So, if you take a deep look at the nutritional information.

On the box of a mass gainer,

You will find one thing in common.

Which is, they are high in carbohydrates!



you would ask me now that, so what??

Carbs are needed to gain weight.

Yes, that’s completely true!


As I said earlier that we need to keep our diet as clean as possible with little high carbs. 


The main point I am trying to explain to you is.

Yes, these mass/weight gainers have high carbs.

But they are high in simple carbs! 

And that too in a single drink in very high quantity.

That’s the problem!!


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Simple carbohydrates are just the opposite of complex carbohydrates.

Similarly, complex carbs are required to do a transformation.

And not the simple carbs.


Because In most cases,

these simple form of carbohydrates is used as a cheat meal.

Which means

one has to avoid these things from his diet.

And can take in a minimum quantity on weekdays.

That’s why it is called as Cheat meal.



Our body can only digest max-to-max 500-700 calorie at full throttle.

In contrast, these mass gainers contain 1200-2000 calories in a single drink.


What do you expect from your body to respond?

Because it is very difficult for the body to digest that much calorie in a single time.

And that too from simple carbs.

Which are really in very high quantity in these weight gainer shakes.


There’s no point of consuming that much calorie in a single meal!


Also, one major problem is that these boxes contain much sugar content.

One can become diabetic.

If he chooses to take them for a longer period of time!


These mass gainers side effects can make you diabetic!


Mass Gainers Side Effects(How To Avoid)


For the reason, this question arises that how to use the mass gainer then?

If you really want to consume a mass gainer.

And want to use it safely.

You can use the gainers without damaging the body with this simple strategy.


Purchase the gainer and use consistently for one month.

Probably around 2 boxes.

And then add 2 months of a gap in-between.

And then continue to use it just like that.


It would be a better strategy to avoid side effects in the long term!


Because what it will do is,

It will break that chain.

The chain means the high dosage of sugar supply to the body.


The thing is that,

Your brain creates an urge to consume the mass gainer.

Because of the sugar content present in high quantity in a single damn box!


Those who have purchased a mass gainer before will understand how it creates an urge to consume more in high quantities by adding extra scoops daily.


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Is Mass Gainer Good For Skinny Guys?


My best advice to those skinny bros who struggle to gain weight.

Basically, the muscle weight.


Firstly, try to consume minimum to minimum of 5 meals a day.

In every 2-3 hours of a gap!


Certainly, your body is genetically like that.

Even more your body takes very less time to digest food.

The process of digestion is very fast in your body.


That’s why skinny guys come under the category of Ectomorphs.

It generally means that the body burns energy really fast.


That’s the reason we don’t have fat content,

Or even muscles in our body.

Because our body digestion system runs too fast.

It’s really very important to consume food regularly at shorter intervals.

So that you can overpass you body burning capacity!




What you expect to be your results of consuming mass gainer for regular 3 months as the company guarantees.

Mass gainers side effects


What you actually look like:



Mass gainers side effects



I don’t think these weight gainer shakes would make any difference.

Especially in the way you look.

Nothing more than giving you mass gainers side effects!


Therefore, You will be still the same after months.

But this time with a little stomach fat and digestion issues.

And if you choose to use them for the long term.

You are opening doors for diabetes.

Because you are consuming too much sugar daily!


What Is A Mass Gainer?


Understand this way,

Frankly speaking, it is nothing more than a carbs supplement with added sugar.


It means that you are spending money on a supplement which is only giving you carbs in return.

Above all, carbs are the cheapest macronutrient available on the market.


Does that make sense??

If it doesn’t.


Then, take a look at your kitchen.

What do you find?

Onion, tomatoes, cabbage, potato etc?

What are all these?

All these are carbs in the natural form which doesn’t need any processing.

You can consume them directly.


Even you can make your own carbs supplement at home.

Rather that would be far better.

Instead of spending thousands on these cheap quality boxes.

Because a mass gainer has side effects in the long run.


Buying or not?


It’s a personal choice!

So, I can only guide you with the science behind the proper working of mass gainers.

It really depends on you.

That you consider consuming supplements to gain weight.

You can try it for yourself.

Certainly, if it works for you in the long run, very good.

But if it doesn’t you will learn better!


Hope by reading this, you are now in a better position to make the decision about the purchase of gainers.




This article is purely based on my experience and my trainer suggestions.

The consumer must be aware of what they are consuming and not just buy it as the label suggests.

I am in no way try to defame any mass gainer company or manufacturer.

So, if anyone wants to purchase mass gainers/weight gainers.

They can buy it with their personal choice.

There we go!


That’s it guys from this article “Full Guide To Mass Gainers Side Effects(My Experience)”


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Avneet Singh is the author and founder of the website AsFitnessTips.com. He is not a fitness guru or expert, rather he shares his knowledge and experience which he gained during his journey on road to fitness on a single place called "AsFitness".

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