Very often I am asked the question, if there is a certain powder for gaining weight. Whether there are such products and it makes sense to consume, you will learn in this post. In addition, I’ll show you why it’s wrong to hope for any miracle drugs on the rise. Have fun!

Why Powder for gaining weight is not a miracle cure

Even if you are hoping to find a product somewhere that will help you magically to gain weight: this product does not exist!

There are of course some dietary supplements that can help you build up weight. But as the name suggests, dietary supplements supplement your diet, they do not replace it.

Because just as I write it in almost all articles, I write it here too: The basis of everything is your diet.

This means you have to eat fresh, healthy and high calorie foods to successfully gain weight. If you have managed to successfully master this base, you can think about dietary supplements.

In the following, I’ll show you what “powder to grow” is.

These powders can help you on the way up

Weight Gainer

The Weight Gainer is the most popular powder when it comes to increasing. A weight gainer powder is a mixture of carbohydrates and proteins in the ratio of 70:30 or 80:20. It is very high in calories and can help you to reach your calorie surplus.

Protein Powder

Protein powder is simply protein in powder form. There are herbal and animal powders. Mostly, whey protein powder is used that is extracted from milk. The vegan variant mostly peas, – or rice protein is used.


Maltodextrin is a pure carbohydrate powder derived from corn. It is very calorie proof and is mostly used as a carbohydrate base in weight gainers.


Creatine is a substance that consists of 3 different amino acids. Creatine is used in weight training and has a slightly performance enhancing effect. However, the consumption of creatine only makes sense if you practice weight training regularly


Oatmeal is nothing more than a flour made from finely ground oatmeal. It contains mainly carbohydrates, but also a considerable amount of protein. Oatmeal is a wonderful alternative for maltodextrin.

How helpful are these powders for gaining weight?

As I already told you at the beginning of the article, the basis is always your daily diet.

Properly used, the powders mentioned above are quite helpful. However, you do not necessarily have to buy such a powder.

You can also prepare your own shake to increase.

As you can see, you can put together a shake yourself or buy a ready made powder.

If you want to buy a powder, it is important to make sure that the product is of high quality.

This counts that the powder:

  • contains little simple sugar
  • contains as few additives as possible
  • and generally as natural as possible

I hope you could take something for you from this article.

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