CytoGainer, by CytoSports, is one of the most popular choices for bodybuilders when it comes to selecting a weight gainer. There are many reasons for this and these reasons range from taste to quality of the product. CytoSport is easily mixed with water or milk in a protein shake and can be stored in plastic bags for easy transport. Not only is it easy to mix, but it is extremely affordable when you compare it to the actual cost of food. Budget is a huge concern for many bodybuilders because consuming an adequate amount of calories with regular food can be expensive. That is where inexpensive, quality weight gainers help out.
Quality of CytoGainer
Right off the bat, the first ingredient in CytoGainer is maltodextrin or sugar. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that sugar is the primary ingredient. We all know sugar packs on pounds. However, sugar sometimes gets a bad rap. Remember, its balancing caloric intake that makes you fat, not necessarily the sugar itself. While I admit, I don’t want to see sugar as the first ingredient either, if used properly it can be a potent ally. CytoSport mitigates some of the sugar concerns with the inclusion of fat and protein. Both of these decrease the speed at which sugar will enter your blood stream while the shake digests. CytoSport has also included a laundry list of vitamins and minerals as well. Another sneaky inclusion is creatine. Most people don’t even realize that there is creatine in CytoGainer. So if your not taking any, you’ll get a boost from that as well.
I’ve tried all the flavors of CytoGainer, and the result is the same. One of the best tasting powders, of any type, on the market. Of course, the sugar has a lot to do with it; however, most other weight gainers out there have sugar in them too. CytoGainer mixes very easily, so you won’t have to worry about a gritty texture or clumping. CytoGainer has a very smooth taste, especially if you mix it in milk.
While most people stick to basic flavors like chocolate or vanilla, the banana creme flavor of CytoGainer is unmatched when mixed in milk. It’s easily one of the top 5 tasting powders I’ve ever had.
Other CytoGainer Features
CytoGainer is clearly designed for post-workout nutrition; however, it can be taken anytime. Outside of post-workout consumption, you should probably drink CytoGainer with a meal that has little to no sugar and an ample amount of complex carbohydrates. It is not uncommon for people to grind out flakes to dust and add them to their shake for that very reason.
Each serving of CytoGainer will provide you with around 600 calories, but if you mix it in milk, it can be as many as 900. That’s can put a huge dent into your calorie needs and food consumption for the day!