Cytosport Cytogainer Review
Cytogainer Weight Gainer
Cytogainer is another popular weight gain supplement made by Cytosport supplements, who also makes the popular Muscle Milk protein supplement. As with all weight gainers, its main ingredients are protein and carbs, and it also comes with a long list of vitamins, minerals, along with some creatine and glutamine.
In the supplement market today, there are countless weight gain supplements you can choose from, and with all the different container sizes, serving sizes, ingredient differences, not to mention all the flavors to choose from, it can get a little difficult trying to pick out a weight gainer that's right for you. Typically, weight gainers will have at least 600 calories per serving, with some having over 1000 calories per serving. This, however, does not mean that a weight gainer with more calories is better than one with less calories. The one with more calories will always have a larger serving size.
So how do you go about picking a weight gainer? The reviews here certainly help, but we don't have reviews for all the weight gainers out there unfortunately. A simple guideline I like to follow is choosing weight gain supplements that have a lower carbohydrate to protein ratio in the 1.5 to 2 range. That just means that for every gram of protein in a serving, there should be about 1.5 to 2 grams of carbs. I tend to pass on weight gainers that provide insanely high amounts of carbs where the protein to carb ratio can go as high as 3 to 1 or even 4 to 1. While this isn't a golden rule to follow, it makes good sense on many levels. Quality protein costs much more than carbs (2lbs of dextrose sells for under $4 bucks), so supplement makers can save money by stuffing a lot of "weight" in to a gainer by loading up on carbs and skimping on protein.
With that said, the Cytosport Cytogainer is a perfect fit for this profile. Each serving is 4 scoops (150g) which provides 54g of protein and 75g of carbs, giving us a low carb to protein ratio of 1.39. Each serving also provides a host of vitamins, minerals with 3g of creatine and 2g of glutamine. Because of the high quality of Cytogainer, we have received numerous excellent user reviews on this weight gainer. It's rating averages 4.8 out of 5 from all the user reviews. You can read our Cytogainer user reviews here.
Cytogainer Supplement Facts
Serving Size (scoop) 4
Fat Calories 45
Total Fat (g) 5
Sat. Fat (g) 3
Cholesterol (mg) 140
Sodium (mg) 110
Potassium (mg) 395
Total Carbs (g) 80
Dietary Fiber (g) 4
Sugars (g) 5
Proteins (g) 56
Chromium (mcg) 100
For its nutrition profile, Cytogainer looks pretty good, not too loaded up on carbs, good amount of proteins, with only 5 grams of fat. The only thing I'd point out here is that each serving of Cytogainer has about 140mg of cholesterol, which is about half of the RDA. While the container recommends 3 servings per day, I don't think it's necessary to take that much. 3 servings would give over 1800 calories with plenty of proteins and carbs, but I would imagine your diet should not be solely based on a weight gainer alone, and should include ample amounts of real food.
For a weight gainer, Cytogainer comes with good amounts of protein, and its protein sources come from whey concentrate, milk proteins, and also whey peptides. Because each serving of Cytogainer contains 3 grams of creatine, and 2 grams of glutamine, you will need to adjust your daily creatine intake to account for the extra 3 grams you're getting from the shakes.
I take just one serving per day, and I split that serving up into two half servings taken 30mins before workout, and right after workout along with an extra scoop of whey for the post workout shake. The container recommends mixing one serving (4 scoops) with 16oz of water, but I generally mix about 10oz of water with 2 scoops - of course, this is simply personal preference.
Cytosport Cytogainer Taste
Cytosport comes in several flavors including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate mint, rocky road, and cookies n cream. Of course, I haven't tried all of them, and probably will never try the strawberry (I'm not too keen on strawberry flavored shakes). The standard chocolate and vanilla flavors tastes great, but it's the rocky road flavor that has me hooked. It tastes simply fantastic - 10/10.
The powder is easily mixed as well. Put it in a shaker bottle with some liquid, give it a good shake, and it comes out smooth with no clumps at all. Best of all, its taste just can't be beat. If you're looking for a top quality mass gainer that's not over loaded with carbs, but offers a great combination of carbs and proteins at a reasonable cost, then look no further than Cytogainer.
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