Cholesterol in Weight Gainers

  1. New Member
    jasonmichel's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    98
    Level
    5
    Lv. Percent
    76.1%

    Cholesterol in Weight Gainers


    Was looking at adding a weight gainer like muscle juice or something, but the only thing that concerns me is the cholesterol, most have 50% of DV. Is this something to be concerned are they High density? or is there a supplement that does the same without the cholesterol? thanks in advanced

  2. New Member
    fernalfers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    40
    Posts
    105
    Rep Power
    141
    Level
    9
    Lv. Percent
    25.23%

    not sure but isn't Muscle Juice loaded with sugar?
  3. New Member
    PublicEnemy's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  150 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    472
    Rep Power
    70173
    Level
    20
    Lv. Percent
    82.22%

    Was looking at adding a weight gainer like muscle juice or something, but the only thing that concerns me is the cholesterol, most have 50% of DV. Is this something to be concerned are they High density? or is there a supplement that does the same without the cholesterol? thanks in advanced
    Personally I think weight gainers are utter crap... but that's just my opinion. The cholesterol is pretty high for that if its 50% and if its from saturated fat the chances of that being converted into HDL is going to pretty low...

    Most saturated fats, especially when consumed with carbs, will be turned into LDL cholesterol. Really, if you're young its nothing to be too concerned about as long as its not a long term diet choice. If you have a genetic history of unfavorable cholesterol distribution I'd probably stay away from it as you'll have less than desirable ranges anyways.
    •   
       

  4. NutraPlanet NinjaMonkey Rep
    Steveoph's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12,518
    Rep Power
    41254
    Level
    67
    Lv. Percent
    41.96%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting Veteran

    I 2nd the weight gainer=crap idea. I've always been an advocate of making your own shake; milk, bananas, oats and whey powder. Do your body a favour and stop filling it with empty cals
    That being said, some people can't be bothered, and your body can handle carbs efficiently PWO. I just don't see the need.
  5. Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    24,230
    Rep Power
    1806485
    Level
    96
    Lv. Percent
    46.25%
    Achievements Activity RoyaltyActivity VeteranActivity ProActivity AuthorityPosting Pro

    Cholesterol is a slightly overrated concern for most people (similar to sodium). With a balanced diet and training, the cholesterol will help for hormone production. This is one of the main reasons that whole eggs are my favorite food for gaining LBM.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
    Performax Labs Product Specialist

  6. Senior Member
    alwaysgaining's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,299
    Rep Power
    1641
    Level
    27
    Lv. Percent
    52.05%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I 2nd the weight gainer=crap idea. I've always been an advocate of making your own shake; milk, bananas, oats and whey powder. Do your body a favour and stop filling it with empty cals
    That being said, some people can't be bothered, and your body can handle carbs efficiently PWO. I just don't see the need.
    good... throw out the oats and put a whole cup of PB and 1/8 cup coconut oil
    alittle WMS, and 3 eggs , no empty cals in there drink after workout, ull put on sum mass!!!!

    the PB and coconut oil has helpd me gains soo much. fats after u work out in any skake good fats(natural ones) just ask hank
    just make ur own shakes thell be better cuz u made them from whole foods

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Cholesterol is a slightly overrated concern for most people (similar to sodium). With a balanced diet and training, the cholesterol will help for hormone production. This is one of the main reasons that whole eggs are my favorite food for gaining LBM.
    stole this out mi mouth lol, yes i can really feel the differance when i train extra heavy and eat lots of whole eggs!
  7. NutraPlanet NinjaMonkey Rep
    Steveoph's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12,518
    Rep Power
    41254
    Level
    67
    Lv. Percent
    41.96%
    Achievements Activity AuthorityActivity ProPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting Veteran

    For some reason I had this mixed up with the PWO thread. You can add fats to a gainer shake; 1/8c. of coconut oil is 2 tbsp. For PWO shakes though, you can make one immediately PWO with no fats, then do a 2nd shake an hour later, with some healthy fats like CO. It seems like some guys put fats in their PWO shake with no problem
  8. New Member
    jasonmichel's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    98
    Level
    5
    Lv. Percent
    76.1%

    wow..alot of great info..thanks all
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Best Weight Gainers
    By ChrisG10 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-25-2009, 09:56 PM
  2. Sick from Weight Gainers
    By Ju1cedUp in forum Supplements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-19-2009, 12:02 PM
  3. weight gainers help
    By ERB in forum Supplements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-03-2008, 05:03 PM
  4. Weight Gainers / Cholesterol
    By NO HYPE in forum Bulking
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-20-2008, 08:04 PM
  5. homemade weight gainers
    By iisahillbilly in forum Supplements
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-25-2003, 12:47 PM
Log in
Log in