I get asked a lot of times what supplements I recommend for weight gain. The truth of the matter is that while supplementation is important, you should only take weight gainers as a temporary add on to your diet and try to get most of your nutrition through real food.
Weight Gain supplements are great for helping people that are skinnier or have an “ectomorph body type” add weight when working out. Weight gainer supplements are not for everyone and you should always focus on quality of both food and supplementation while also paying attention to the quantity of what you put down while trying to gain some weight. I personally feel that there are better quality weight gainers out there in the market than the CB-1. You can see my personal favorite by clicking the icon below, or keep reading for more detailed thoughts from me on the CB-1.
The CB-1 Weight gainer has gained popularity over the last couple of years. The supplement has gotten mixed reviews depending on the body type of the individual using it. It seems that most hard gainers (people that have a problem gaining weight) do have some success with CB-1 because of the fact that it’s an appetite stimulant. It comes in pill form which is different than some of the other weight gainers out there on the market, which makes me a little more hesitant to trust it consistently. It does claim to stimulate your appetite and help weight gain. Lots of folks report gaining weight, with some being happy about the type of weight they gained and others not so happy about the type of weight they have gained.
Here are some of the CB-1’s features listed on Amazon:
Gain 10 to 20 pounds in 4 weeks.
- Men Get Bigger Arms, Shoulders and Legs with more muscle mass.
- Women get fuller curves
- Can work in a wide age range.
- Safe and Natural so it’s effective for people of all ages.
While I have many personal friends who have had reasonable results using CB-1, there are just as many out there on the bodybuilder forums that claim it did not work for them at all. Personally, I can see most of the benefit coming from an increased appetite which just gives you the urge to eat more food. Gaining up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks is somewhat unrealistic without a lot of it just coming in the form of excess body fat. Many nutritionists say that it’s not physically possible to gain more than .7 to 1 pound of muscle per week, making anything north of that figure purely added body fat.
Your Call on the CB-1 Weight Gainer Supplement:
Bottom line is that you need to test the different weight gainers out there and find which one works best for you. The CB-1 is a little pricier than some of the others, and if it were my personal choice, I would probably stick with the Optimum Nutrition weight gainer because I am able to fully quantify the macronutrient levels in that particular product by looking at the label. It doesn’t push you to just eat more, it actually adds substantial calories and protein to your diet which will only aid in muscle development. I myself prefer the liquid form of weight gainers versus pills, but you will end up needing to make the call of what’s best for you.