Product Related FAQ

1. What are gainers?
Calories surplus is required to put on mass. Mass gainer or weight gainers are products designed to help put on mass or bulk. They do it with the virtue of higher calorie contain. Gainers provide high-calorie formulation in a consumable and convenient way. It is possible to consume almost 1000 calories just with a shake of mass gainer.
2. Why should one take a gainer?
If one wants to put on weight/ mass or gain bulk, he needs to attain a caloric surplus, meaning consume more calories than required. It is not always possible to get more calories from our daily food due to various reasons such as diet restrictions, improper diet, busy schedule, physical limitations. This is where gainers help. They provide a large number of calories along with protein in a consumable and convenient form.
Gainers are typically formulated with a 1:3 or 1:5 ratio of protein to carbohydrates. This provides surplus calories required for bulking up.
1. If you are underweight then go with a weight gainer.
2. If you are of average weight and want to put on more mass, then go for Mass Gainer.
3. Do you use imported material?
Yes, all of our core material is imported, we import our material majorly from USA, Germany, and France.
4. I am a vegetarian, can I use M2 Proteins products?
Yes, whey protein is obtained from milk, making it a vegetarian product, All M2 Proteins product have a vegetarian green symbol.
5. I am a beginner, which product should I choose?
Beginners have different nutritional needs than intermediate or expert athletes. Our M2 Beginners is specially formulated keeping the nutritional needs of beginners in mind, go for M2 Beginner if you are a beginner.
6. I am on a weight loss diet, which product should I get?
If you are on a weight loss diet and need a protein supplement, choose our M2 Whey Isolate. It contains the least amount of carbs and fats with the highest quantity of proteins.
7. Which is better for skinny people, a mass gainer, or whey protein?
Mass Gainer is better for skinny people. Skinny people who want to put on some weight need a hypercaloric diet, meaning they need to consume more calories than they use. Mass gainers contain carbohydrates that provide additional calories as well as proteins. Thus mass gainer is a more suitable product for skinny people than just whey protein. Once you have attained your target weight you can switch to whey protein only.
8. What is the difference between Whey Protein, Whey Protein Isolate, and Hydrolyzed-Whey Protein?
Whey Protein concentrate is the first type of Whey Protein. It contains 25-80% protein depending on the purity. For sports supplement mostly 80% whey protein concentrate is used and for other purposes such as clinical and infant nutrition protein lower concentration is used. Whey protein concentrate contains various levels of fats, carbs, and lactose depending on the concentration of proteins. Protein concentrate with lower concentration or purity has a higher amount of carbs, fats, and lactose and vice versa.
Whey Protein Isolate is the choice of proteins of numerous bodybuilders, athletes, and heavy lifters. Whey Protein Isolate contains no less than 90% of proteins with very little carbs, fats, and lactose. It is also a perfect choice for people with lactose intolerance.
Whey Hydrolysate It is the most expensive type of whey protein. Whey protein is partially hydrolyzed or digested using enzymes, the long chain of proteins are broken down into smaller fragments of amino acids, which improves the rate of absorption in the body is considerable than the other two forms.
9. What is the main difference between casein and Whey?
Milk contains two major proteins, one is whey and the other is casein. Milk protein contains about 80% casein and the rest 20% is whey.
The major difference between casein and whey is the rate of absorption.
Micellar Casein is very well known as a slow-digesting protein. Casein is the primary component of milk protein.
Casein forms small micelles slowing down the rate of absorption of proteins, hence micellar casein works as a slow drip of amino acid promoting muscle synthesis over 7 hours. It is the best night time and in between meals protein to supply your muscles with a sustained amino acid source.
While whey concentrate or whey isolate is much faster absorbed as compared to casein.
The other differences are texture, mixability, and taste.
Whey proteins have better mixability and taste than casein. Casein due to the formation of micelles is difficult to mix and tastes bland.
10. What is better, BCAA, or Whey protein?
BCAA are commonly known as Branched-chain amino acids and are part of essential amino acids. All high-quality whey protein contains BCAAs in them.
BCAAs help to boost muscle protein synthesis but all essential amino acids are required for muscle protein synthesis to take place. So consuming BCAAs alone is not helpful it should be consumed along with supplements that offer a full range of amino acids.
11. For weight loss, is whey protein the best or not?
Whey protein itself does not cause any weight loss, but whey protein forms an important form of a weight loss diet. Whey supplements supply important proteins and energy to the body during a weight loss diet. In most cases, whey isolate is used as a protein supplement during a weight loss regime due to its highest amount of protein and lowest to none amount of carbohydrates and fats.
12. Is there any no sugar whey protein?
Yes, the raw or unflavored whey protein does not contain any sugar in it. The final flavored product however may contain some sugar is added by the manufacturer. Check the label carefully for to presence of any sugar, as per FSSAI guidelines if sugar is added then it must be mentioned on the label. Usually, the mass gainer or weight gainer supplement contains some sugar, but it is rare to add sugar as a sweetener to a protein supplement.
All M2 Whey protein supplement contains no sugar.
13. What is the BCAA supplement? Is it beneficial for beginners?
Branched-chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine, and valine are known as BCAA supplements. These three are part of essential amino acids. These can be beneficial to a beginner but not required. Just simple whey protein concentrate is good enough for a beginner.
14. Being a beginner, which Whey should I opt for, concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate?
As a beginner, you should opt for Whey concentrate. It is good enough for the nutritional needs of a beginner.
15. What is the difference between using unflavoured whey with digestive enzymes as compared to using one without?
Not much, if you could digest all well (no bloating and gas), then you could have unflavored whey without enzymes. But if you have any issues digesting your protein it’s better to take one with digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes added to unflavored whey during manufacturing, there is no difference in whey, it’s just with or without digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes help digestion and absorption of nutrients making sure nothing goes waste. It increases efficiency in short.
16. I am lactose intolerant. Can I take whey isolate?
Yes, definitely. Carbs are the source of lactose in milk products.
But even it gives you trouble (Hopefully not) take a lactase enzyme supplement.
17. What is the difference between BCAA and electrolyte powder?
BCAAs are known as branched-chain amino acids, these are Valine, Leucine, and Isoleucine. These are part of the amino acid profile of protein and usually found in any protein supplement or available as a blend of just above 3 amino acids. Amino acids are required for muscle synthesis and promote muscle building.
Electrolytes contain sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, magnesium. These are critical in allowing cells to generate energy, maintain the stability of their walls, and to function in general.
They generate electricity, contract muscles, move water, and fluids within the body, and participate in myriad other activities.
BCAAs and Electrolytes serve different functions in the body.
18. What are the general ingredients present in commercial whey protein powders?
Whey protein is a byproduct of the cheese manufacturing process. The starting ingredient for whey protein is milk, after which, it goes through various filtration stages. The final product contains protein (35–90%) depending on purity level, carbohydrates in form of lactose, fats, a little bit of cholesterol, micro-ingredients such as vitamins and minerals.
If you are asking about commercially available Whey protein supplements, the usual ingredients are Whey protein, flavors, sweeteners, stabilizers, and enzymes for better absorption.
Some companies do add additional ingredients such as vitamins and minerals, some herbal ingredients, and so on.
19. What is the difference between whey protein and BCAA?
It’s not different, protein is made up of amino acids: essential, non-essential, and conditionally essential amino acids.
BCAA are known as Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, Isoleucine, and valine) which are part of the essential amino acid group.
So BCAAs are not different than whey protein but part of them.
BCAAs are considered more beneficial for muscle building so they are isolated and sold separately to provide additional dose/ amount.
20. Can lactose intolerant take hydrolyzed whey protein?
Whey Protein hydrolysate is manufactured from Whey Protein Concentrate or Isolate. Whey Concentrate or Isolate is predigested using enzymes which makes it easy to be digested in the body.
Whey Hydrolysate being manufactured from whey concentrate or Hydrolysate does contain some amount of carbs. The carbs in milk are predominantly lactose.
So, consuming Whey protein Hydrolysate won’t help you to avoid lactose.
Go for the usual whey concentrate or Isolate and take a Lactase enzyme supplement to avoid gastric problems associated with Lactose intolerance.
Use Whey Hydrolysate only if you want the added benefit of fast digestion and post-workout recovery.
21. What is the difference between Concentrate and Isolate Protein powder? Which one is better for lean muscles?
Both Whey protein concentrate and Whey Isolate is derived from milk. The major difference in both of these is purity and the number of other macros such as fats and carbs in them.
a) Whey Protein Concentrate-
A. Purity-
Whey Protein concentrate is the first type of Whey Protein. It contains 25-80% protein depending on the purity. For sports supplement mostly 80% whey protein concentrate is used and for other purposes such as clinical and infant nutrition protein with lower concentration is used.
B. Macros-
Whey protein concentrate contains varying levels of fats, carbs, and lactose depending on the concentration of proteins. Protein concentrate with lower concentration or purity has a higher amount of carbs, fats, and lactose and vice versa. People with lactose intolerance or who cannot digest dairy very well can consider the other two types of protein.
C. Filtration-
Whey Protein concentrate is usually manufactured using the ion-exchange or ultrafiltration method. It is usually cheaper as compared to Isolate.
Whey Protein Concentrate tastes like a dairy product and makes an excellent thick shake when mixed with water or milk.
b) Whey Protein Isolate-
A. Purity-
Whey Protein Isolate is the choice of proteins of numerous bodybuilders, athletes, and heavy lifters. Whey Protein Isolate contains no less than 90% of proteins with very little carbs, fats, and lactose. It is also a perfect choice for people with lactose intolerance.
b. Macros-
Whey Protein Isolate also has a higher rate of absorption due to a lower amount of carbs, fats, and lactose which may interfere with the absorption. Also, it provides the highest amount of protein per serving.
Whey Protein Isolate is usually manufactured using a microfiltration method to achieve a higher degree of purity.
-Whey Protein Isolate is somewhat bland in taste due to the lower amount of lactose, it also has less thickness as compared to the whey protein concentrate.
For lean muscle, you can consider using Whey Protein Isolate since it contains less amount of carbs and fats.
22. I want to take protein but without exercise, which protein should I take?
If you could, try to fulfill your protein needs from food such as chicken, fish, eggs, lentils, beans, milk, nuts, peanut butter, etc. These are some good sources of protein.
If you are still not able to get enough protein through your diet you can opt for whey protein supplements. Whey protein supplements are a good and clean source of proteins.
Calculate your daily need of protein (for an adult daily protein need is 0.8–1.2 grams of protein/kg of body weight) and take the required amount via a supplement.
As you don’t work out I will suggest you go with Whey protein concentrate as it has almost 80% proteins along with other micronutrients. Also, it is relatively cheaper as compared with other forms such as Isolate or hydrolysate.
23. What type of protein powder do you recommend for first-time gym-goers?
Any Whey protein supplement that has a minimum of 20 grams of protein per scoop is good to start with.
For beginners, you can go with Whey Protein Concentrate which is cheaper and has other macronutrients also, or choose a whey blend.
If you are lean and want to put on some mass, you can start with mass gainers as well. Mass gainers are a good source of protein, carbs, and calories.
Don’t start with expensive options such as Whey Isolate or Whey Hydrolysate if you are a first-timer.
Taking basic whey protein initially will give you a good baseline to compare with other advanced products in the future if you choose to go for them.
Stick with simple basic protein supplements (no need for added vitamins, minerals, or herbs).
24. Should I buy whey protein or whey isolate?
Whey Isolate is a purer form of Whey protein.
Whey Proteins contain anywhere from 35–80% protein in it. The rest of the stuff is carbs, fats, lactose, and other micronutrients. Most of the bodybuilding supplements are made from 80% Whey Protein.
Whey Protein is purified further to obtain Whey Isolate.
Whey Isolate contains a minimum of 90% protein and has the lowest amount of carbs, fats, and lactose.
Your choice depends on your goals and some other factors such as:
Buy Whey Protein (80%) if
1. If you are a beginner
2. If you can tolerate some fats and carbs
3. You are not lactose intolerant
4. If you are not on a weight loss diet.
5. If you have a lower budget.
As per my experience, Whey Protein works just fine as a protein supplement, and it costs lower than Isolate.
Buy Whey Isolate if
1. If you are an advanced bodybuilder.
2. If you do not want any fats and carbs.
3. If you are on a weight loss diet.
4. If you cannot tolerate lactose.
5. If you have a higher budget.
25. What is the difference between mass gainer and whey protein?
Whey protein= Only protein
Mass gainer= Whey protein+ carbs
the ratio is usually 2:1 or 5:1 ( carbs to protein) or somewhere in between. Whey protein contains only proteins more than 80% (depending upon the brand and type).
A mass gainer is used for increasing the bulk of the body by providing higher calories through carbs, while whey protein is used for increasing muscle mass.
26. What is whey protein isolate?
Whey Protein Isolate is the purest form of Whey protein. It contains about 90% protein by weight. It has the lowest amount of carbohydrates, fats, and other macro and micro-nutrients. It’s the choice of a supplement of many professional athletes and bodybuilders.
27. Is whey protein vegan?
Definition of Vegan according to the Cambridge Dictionary: a person who does not eat or use any animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese, or leather.
Since whey protein is obtained from cheese it cannot be considered as Vegan. But it is considered as vegetarian since milk and the milk-derived product fall under vegetarianism.
28. How to select whey protein?
There are a few steps you can follow to select your whey protein:
1. Determine how much you need: you can calculate your daily protein requirement depending on your age, sex, weight, and activity level. Use our protein requirement calculator to determine how much protein you need.
2. Your Goal: What do you want to achieve through your workout, increase mass, build muscles, stay fit, or weight loss?
3. Your activity level: Do you lift heavy, how often do you workout?
4. Budget: how much you can spend on supplements?
Once you have answered the above questions follow the table below to select the type of whey depending on your needs.
Now that you have selected the type of whey that you need, consume the required amount of whey as suggested by the protein calculator.
Suppose you need about 100 grams of protein per day, you can consume about 35-40 grams through supplements and rest from your diet.

Whey ConcentrateWhey IsolateWhey Hydrolysate
For Beginner, people who want to stay active and fit, don’t lift much, within budgetFor heavy lifters, expert, people on weight loss diet, people who are lactose intolerant, expensiveFor heavy lifters, expert, very expensive.

Let’s say the supplement you have purchased provides 25 grams of protein per scoop, consumes a scoop after your workout and about half a scoop anytime during the day.

29. Is whey protein a supplement?
Yes, whey protein is a supplement, since it is used as a supplement to your diet for providing nutrients.
30. Which is the best mass gainer or whey protein?
It depends on your goal, if you want to bulk up or put on mass, then mass gainer will be more suitable for you.
If you want to build muscles, lift heavy, want to lose weight then whey protein is more suitable.
31. Which whey protein is best Isolate or concentrate?
In terms of purity, whey isolate is better than concentrate.
In terms of budget, whey concentrate is cheaper than whey isolate.
32. How many grams in one scoop of whey protein?
It depends on the purity of the type of protein you have purchased or the scoop size as determined by the manufacturer. Try to get at least 20 grams of protein per serving if you consume after work out. After that and during the day smaller dosages are fine.
33. How much protein in one scoop of whey?
Our M2 protein products have about 72-84% protein per scoop depending upon the specific product.
34. How to choose whey protein for weight gain?
Use whey protein concentrate if you want to gain weight since it has a little more carbohydrates than Whey isolate, but whey protein alone will not help you gain weight. You need a hypercaloric diet to gain weight. Consuming more calories than required leads to weight gain. To get more calories focus on consuming food rich in carbohydrates or healthy fats such as MCT.
35. Is BCAA in whey protein enough?
Yes, if you are a beginner, don’t lift heavy yet, and consume good quality protein powder then BCAA present in whey protein is enough.
36. How does unflavored whey protein taste?
Unflavored protein does not have any taste, it tastes bland. Little milky taste but not much.
37. Is whey protein alkaline?
No, the whey protein has a pH of about 6-6.5, which is a little less than neutral. So no it is not alkaline.
38. Is whey protein better than plant protein?
Yes, whey protein is a lot better than plant protein in terms of amino acid profile, biological value, rate, and extent of absorption, and taste.
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