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A 44-year-old member asked:

What protein powder should i use if i want to gain weight?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Carbs, not protein: Protein powder has too few calories to cause weight gain. You gain weight with carbohydrates.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Which type or brand of protein powder or supplements should I use to gain weight?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
None: Protein powder has a risk of causing kidney disease. If you want to gain muscle weight, you need to work out and eat higher proteins in diet, still with enough carbohydrates. Muscles have both protein and glycogen (animal starch).
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