Fats play a major role to help build muscle mass. I was talking to my friend Tom, that has been my customer since Day 1 of Proteinfactory.com, and he always starts off the conversation, did you get that Frostein in yet? For those of you that do not remember Frostein, this was a product that I invented that contained a very special fat that a food technology company invented. I combined this special fat with whey protein powders and flavoring to make it into a “protein frosting”. Hence the name “Frostein”. If you talk to my customer Tom, he’ll tell you the stuff helped him gain some serious muscle mass and strength. He’ll tell you that people were accusing him of using anabolic steroids he was making gains so quickly. Now the question you might be wondering is, what is this special fat I was getting from this food technology company? Well I wish I could tell you but I can’t. You see I have competitors that would also love to know what this fat was and would not hesitate to steal my ideas. At this time all I can tell you that it was patented, it was unique, it was all fat, and it was made by a major food company. Did it work? I think so, and if you ask Tom, he would definitely say so.
Therefore at this time, I will keep it a secret. But in the meantime, you can experiment with different fats to increase the anabolic condition of your body. A lot of people underestimate the power of fats have on muscle protein synthesis. Fats do play a part in muscle protein synthesis and also just as important testosterone support and production. Cholesterol plays a direct role in your testosterone production. If you want to gain weight, increase strength, and gain muscle I would look into adding some fat into your diet.
Here is a list of fats and how I would use them if I was looking to gain weight and make a mass gainer or a weight gainer shake.
This is one of most balanced essential fatty acid oils. Contains omega 3, 6, 9, and GLA. It is a dark green oil with a vegetable taste. It does not contain any THC so you don’t have to worry about getting high. It makes it hard to add to protein shakes, but if your protein shakes are not “milkshakes“, then it is easy. This is why you buy your protein powders plain!
Here is what I would do.
3 tbs of hemp oil
1 scoop of micellar casein protein powder
Kale, Spinach, Ginger, Strawberries
Almond Milk (vanilla flavored)
Lactaid Milk (organic)
Whole Eggs or Egg Yolks
I should not have to tell you this but whole eggs are packed with nutrients. I believe they are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, with maybe the exception of Hawaiian spirulina.
Here is what I would do.
The same shake as above but simply add the eggs. I used to add quail eggs that I would get at the grocery store. I would add them right into the shake and just stir them in.
Fish Oil Gels
I just wrote an article about a week ago about the best fish oil supplements in 2018 and gave my recommendations on which ones to buy. Because you can really wind up with cheap fish oil from China if you are not careful.
I would try to get at least 1 to 2 grams per day
Sunflower Oil or Safflower Oil.
I put this on my list because it is cheap and you can use it easy to add to your weight gain or muscle gaining shake. Simply add 3 to 4 tbs of this into a shake. You cannot even taste it. Keep in mind that 1 tbs of an oil has 129 calories.
Great oil to use, but slightly more expensive than sunflower and safflower. The taste is stronger too, but you really cant taste it in a protein shake.
In conclusion, I would try to keep these in my cabinet. And when you make your shake, you can add one of these into it. A good combo of hemp oil and whole eggs mixed in with blended veggies and protein powder would be perfect 🙂
One more thing…CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This is a good oil to use with the intention to increase muscle mass. But I would not use it for weight loss. Using fish oil I feel is more effective for weight loss than CLA.
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.