Gainers - this word means protein-carbohydrate complexes that are necessary for gaining muscle mass. Very often vitamins, creatine and other useful substances are added to gainers. These supplements were originally intended for lean athletes with a slow metabolism, as they find it most difficult to gain weight. Regular intake of this supplement allows you to build biceps even for those who are naturally very difficult to do this. Since weight gainers contain a high concentration of carbohydrates, sometimes supplemented with fats, they are not recommended for overweight athletes.
The consumption of gainers during aerobic exercise is shown, since the saturation of the body with the necessary nutrients will allow faster muscle recovery.
Fat Burners - This group of sports supplements is indicated for people who cannot lose weight just through physical activity. Fat burners use the following mechanisms: they stimulate metabolic processes, suppress appetite, minimize the absorption of fats from the digestive tract, suppress fat synthesis, and accelerate the breakdown of fat molecules.
A prerequisite for taking fat burners is regular exercise. If this condition is not met, the effect will be subtle.
The most effective supplements in this group are L-Carnitine, caffeine, and ephedrine.
As you can see, the purpose of sports nutrition is very diverse, so before starting the intake, you must definitely decide on your sports goals. And sports nutrition will become your reliable assistant in achieving them!