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Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer – With Nutritional Facts & Results

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Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer – This is the most commonly asked question of the new supplements buyers. If you have also come here to know the answer to this question, then I assure you that here you will get a satisfactory answer with complete explanation. There are many fake health experts on the internet (especially on YouTube) who are spreading misinformation about both products for money. But here I will give an honest analysis of both products with true facts. Let’s learn all important factors about the whey protein and mass gainer.


Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer

1. Price

Price is a little bit tricky factor for both products. You can easily buy a 4 lbs Mass Gainer in just Rupees 1500 to 2100. And a 4 lbs Ideal Whey Protein Price is Rupees 3500 to 6000. In short, you can say that the Mass Gainer is about half the price as compared to Whey Protein. For Example


Rupees – 1952(Approx)Rupees – 4900(Approx)


#Note – After reading the table and the above references, You can easily say that Buying Mass Gainer is a profitable deal, But this is not true. ” 2 Mass Gainer = An Whey Protein ” – In Terms of Money & Serving Both. For knowing this answer read the next Point of ‘Mass Gainer VS Whey Protein”.


2. No. Of Servings & Its Size

Serving size and Number of serving makes any supplement worthy. Once Buying any supplement, Every buyer wants to use it for a long time.  That’s why No. of serving & Serving Size matters.

If you are taking 1 Serving of a day, then you can consume any whey protein(of 4lbs) for 52-60 days, and on the other hand, a 4 lbs Ideal Mass Gainer you can only consume for 18-22 days maximum. This is because the serving sizes of the two supplements are completely different. You can also understand through the example given below.


Number Of Servings – 20 (Means Only For 20 days)Number Of Servings – 54 (Means Only For 54 Days)
Serving Size – 100 gServing Size – 33 g


You would need around 2-3 mass gainers to consume an equivalent number of days of whey protein. Lastly, you can say “2 ideal mass gainers = 1 ideal whey protein” in terms of price and servings.

3. Taste

The taste of mass gainer is too better than any Whey Protein. But I think, taste doesn’t matter in front of nutrients. And you can make whey protein shake tasty by adding ice-creams and many others thinks on it.

And dissolving capacity of whey protein is far better than any mass gainer.

Mass Gainer Vs Whey Protein - Taste

Whey Protein

There is no doubt this is the most popular dietary supplement. It obtained by the processing of the milk and cheese.

There are mainly 3 types of Whey Protein –

  • Whey Isolate 

It is the purest form of protein. It contains about 90 to 95 percent protein content(The thing that Every Supplement Buyer Needs). The main purpose of Whey isolate is to provide good protein content to the body, as carbohydrates and fats are the nutrients you can easily get from other foods. The digestion and absorption of Whey are very fast, so it is very good Stomach friendly.

Let us understand more about Whey Isolate through the Ingredients Table.

                      Macro Nutrients             Amount Contains (1 Scoop of 29.4 g)
Protein24 g  
Carbohydrates3 g
Fat1 g
  • Whey Concentrate 
It is the most commonly used whey protein on the market. It is also cheaper than Isolate. It contains 75 to 95 percent Protein Content.
There are some myths about Whey Concentrate in the market –
1. Bad In Digestion
2. Bad is Absorption
3. Less Processed
These myths are completely false. After an In-Depth review of both Whey proteins,  you can say that Whey concentrate has less Digestive enzymes, low Processed and late Absorption than Whey Isolate. But this difference is very minor, and after Workout, the Absorption & Digestion power of the body also increases. That’s why you can’t feel any difference in both.

Let us understand more about Whey Concentrate through the Ingredients Table.

                      Macro Nutrients             Amount Contains (1 Scoop of 30 g)
Protein18 g  
Carbohydrates6 g
Fat3 g
  • Whey Hydrolysed
This is the purest form of Protein. This protein supplement is used when you start preparing for any Bodybuilding competition, Shoot, Show. This protein is easily absorbed and fast-digesting. If you are in the early and mediating phase of bodybuilding then the healthcare blog would not suggest this whey protein.


Let us understand more about Whey Hydrolysed through the Ingredients Table.

                      Macro Nutrients             Amount Contains (1 Scoop of 29.4 g)
Protein27 g  
Carbohydrates0 g
Fat0 g
Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer - Whey Protein Nutrients
For Proper Details of Whey Protein & It’s Types(Whey, Casein, BCAA, Vegan, Egg Based, Soy, Beef Whey Protein) you can read – Best Protein Supplements.
PROS & CONS of Using Whey Protein 
  • Promotes Muscle Building
  • Gives A Satisfaction
  • Reduces Hunger
  • Helps in Weight Loss
  • Gives Energy and New Shape To the Body
  • Helps to Complete the Daily Nutrition Requirement Of The Body
  • Increases Body Strength


  • It contains lactose. And lactose can cause problems for those with a weak digestive system and people with allergies.
  • Very Costly
  • Lack Of other types of nutrients


Mass Gainer

Mass Gainer also known as Weight Gainer. It has a good blend of protein and other important components essential for building mass or gaining weight such as fats and carbohydrates. The main purpose of the Mass Gainer is to provide a good amount of calories so that they can help gain some weight. That why the serving size of the mass gainer is almost twice that of the Whey Protein.

For Understanding, more about Mass Gainer let’s jump into the Ingredients Table.

                      Macro Nutrients Amount Contain(Serving Size 2 Heaping Scoops – 300g)
Protein50 g ONLY
Carbohydrates254 g
Sugars23 g
Total Fat3.5 g


After reading Mass Gainer’s Table of Contents, I was a bit surprised because every Gym/Workout people is a protein Seeker. You have 100 more easy and cheap foods to gain carbohydrates and fats. But Protein is heavy and costly food. And you are spending money on that supplement in which you get more processed carbohydrates and fat than protein. SO Think Deeply Before Buying.


Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer - Mass Gainer Nutrients


PROS & CONS Of Using Mass Gainer


  • Rich In Calories
  • Helpful In Bulking
  • Rich In Creatine
  • Gives a good amount of energy


  • Contains Creatine With Caffeine(Combination of Both May causes Dehydration)
  • Long Term Use May Cause Insomnia
  • Long Term Use May Damage Kidneys
  • Not Good In Taste
  • An excessive dosage of mass gainer causes gastric pain.
  • May Increases the Diabetes and Blood Pressure.
  • Sudden increase in size of a specific part of the body.



Major Differences

  • Protein Content 

The main supplement for Bodybuilding(Muscle Recovery, Muscle Size, Energy) is Protein. Which of the two products you will get more Protein content (about 2 times) in Whey Protein than Mass Gainer.

For Example –


A Serving of 30 Gram Whey Protein Contains ___ Protein.A Serving of 30 Gram Mass Gainer Contains___ Protein.
                           27g                          5g


  • Carbohydrates/Fat

The Marcos of Both Products are very different. Whey protein is a protein-rich supplement while mass gainers are generally quite high in carbs.

For Example –


A Serving of 30 Gram Whey Protein Contains___ Carbohydrates.A Serving of 30 Gram Mass Gainer Contains___ Carbohydrates.
                          6 g                          70g


  • Different Calories

Single Serving of Mass Gainer typically contains several times the calories of a serving of whey protein. For Example –


Single Serving of Mass GainerSingle Serving of Whey Protein
                   300-400                      100-120



Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer (FAQ)


Question 1Which Is Best, A Mass Gainer Or Whey Protein?

Answer – Different people have different requirements. And Mass Gainer has been used only for one purpose – Weight Gain. It helps to keep your Body in Calories surplus(Around 1000-1200 calories in serving). On the Other Hand, Whey Protein can be used for many purposes like Lean Bodybuilding, Athletes. It helps to achieve the true rue potential by fueling up their muscles and increasing stamina and endurance.

At the end, your body needs will decide which is best for you. If you want to gain body mass in less time then you can go with Mass Gainer. Otherwise, if you want to build muscle, strength, stamina, stamina, then you can choose whey protein.

Note – Healthcare blog is not a die-hard fan of Mass Gainers. We would personally suggest you to use Whey Protein.


Question 2 – Which Is Better For Skinny People, a Mass Gainer Or Whey Protein?

Answer – According to the Ingredients table of both products, You can say that Mass Gainer is a helpful product for skinny people.

But according to us, Mass Gainer is not a very helpful, safe and value-for-money product. If you are Skinny and want to gain some mass, then you can also increase your mass through whey protein. What can you do is –

  • 2 Banana
  • 25gm oats
  • 1 Scoop ice cream (if you can arrange)
  • 1-2 Teaspoon Peanut Butter
  • 4-5 Almonds, 6-7 Raisins
  • 1 – 2 Scoop Whey Protein
  • 250ml Milk

Mix all the ingredients in Grinder and your mass gainer is ready Which is full of Protein and complex Carbohydrates which helps you to build your muscles not fat.


Question 3 – What are the Major Differences Between a Mass Gainer Or Whey Protein?

Answer – There are lot of differences between Mass Gainer and Whey Protein. You can easily understand the differences through the table given below.-


Whey Protein(1 Serving)Mass Gainer(1 Serving)
Protein23 – 27 grams5-7  grams
Carbs3-6 gram50-70 grams
Fat0-1 grams3-4 grams
LactoseUp to 1 gramUp to 3.5 grams


Question 4 – Which one is Better for Athletes, A Mass Gainer or Whey Protein?

Answer – Protein is the key nutritional component of every athlete, bodybuilder’s Diet and alone whey protein gives you 20–25 gm of protein each serving. Therefore, Whey Protein is the best choice for any athlete or bodybuilder.


Question 5 – Which Whey Protein Is Best For Beginners?

Answer – List of 5 best Whey Protein for beginners:

  • Muscle Blaze Whey Energy with Digezyme
  • ON (Optimum Nutrition) Whey
  • Muscle Tech Performance Series Nitro Tech Ripped
  • Ultimate Nutrition Whey Gold
  • Nutriley Amino Mass Whey Protein


Question 6 – Which Mass Gainers is Best For Beginners?

Answer – List of 5 best Mass Gainers for beginners:

  • Muscle Blaze Mass Gainer
  • Optimum Nutrition Mass Gainer
  • Labrada Mass Gainer
  • Muscle Tech Mass Gainer
  • Dymatize Mass Gainer


Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer(Brands Comparison)

Here we will the review the and compare and review the famous brands of Whey Protein and Mass Gainer. So Let us compare most famous brands product –

“My Protein” – Mass Gainer Vs Whey Protein

“My Protein ” Whey Protein“My Protein” Mass Gainer
Packet Size1 kg2.5 kg
Number Of Scoops4040
Serving Size1 Scoop Contains3  ¹/³ Scoop Contains
Scoop Size25 g100 g
Energy94 kcal388 kcal
Protein17g31 g
Carbohydrates3.0 g50 g
Fat1.44 g2.6 g
Sugar1.37 g6.2 g
FlavoursRocky Road, Chocolate Coconut, Masala Chai, Coffee, Kulfi, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Smooth, Mango, Strawberry Cream, Unflavoured, Chocolate Mint, Vanilla, Coconut, Banana, Thandai, Salted Caramel, Malt, Cookies & Cream.Chocolate Smooth And Mango

“MuscleBlaze” – Whey Protein Vs Mass Gainer

“MuscleBlaze ” Whey Protein“MuscleBlaze” Mass Gainer
Packet Size1.1 lb1.1 lb
Number Of Scoops1650
Serving Size1 Scoop Contains1 Scoop Contains(Scoop Size Too Big Than Whey Protein)
Scoop Size30 g100 g
Energy94 kcal375 kcal
Protein24 g15 g
Carbohydrates3.3 g75 g
Fat3 g2.0 g
SugarZero SugarZero Sugar


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