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For those of you who are interested in working out in order to build up bulk and muscle, you may want to gain weight, but you certainly want it to be in the form of muscle and not fat. Many people who participate in body building and weight lifting use weight gain supplements to help them achieve this goal. These weight gain supplements can come in many forms including powders, capsules, shakes, and bars (the kind that you eat), just to name a few. Protein is the most common of all of the weight gain supplements available, but of course, there are different types of protein. Soy protein is often used because it also contains essential amino acids. Whey protein is more popular, not only because it is the most commonly used weight gainer, but also because it is usually absorbed by the body faster, giving people quicker results. Of course, aside from weight gain supplements, egg protein is very popular as well. Many body builders enjoy an egg only breakfast in the morning since it is almost pure protein that is completely dairy-free. Aside from the protein family of weight gain supplements, there are other forms that many people prefer to use as well, either alone or in conjunction with the protein supplements. Glutamine is the most well known of these weight gain supplements. It is typically sold in powder form, which can be put into water or included in a shake for easy consumption.

Creatine is another of the most commonly used weight gain supplements. Creatine is a naturally occurring acid that forms in the body, and gives us quick spurts of energy by providing a little “shock” to the cells in our muscles. By consuming creatine in larger amounts, bodybuilders find that they have more stamina and energy to complete their workouts. In addition, it is supposed to help with memory and brain function. Meal replacement products are also a very well known way to help those wishing to gain weight. Usually these products come in the form of a milkshake or a protein bar and can contain soy protein, egg protein, and whey protein. In addition, most meal replacement products also contain vitamins and nutrients, as well as wide variety of antioxidants and essential oils such as flax seed oil. All of these in combination can help someone looking to achieve more muscle mass. It is best to talk to someone at your local vitamin store or even your doctor before trying any of these weight gain supplements. You don't want to overdo things or push yourself without making sure that what you are consuming is safe. While having toned muscles and a strong appearance is nice, your health it also just as important and should always be taken into consideration. With a little bit of education and trying different things, you should be able to find the right mix of weight gain supplements that will work best for your and help you achieve your goals.

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