whats the diff between these 2? im a rather skinny guy and looking to grow some muscles but i cant decide between the 2. can someone help me with this? like which is best to be used by someone skinny and the pros and cons of both.
For someone skinny, you are likely to have a ectomorph body type. Your metabolism is very high, so you would have problem gaining weight if you consume "normal" diets.
Muscle building takes up alot of energy. You would need to consume extra calories - more calories than what your body needs a day - if you are looking to pack on significant muscles.
Mass gainers can help you attain those extra few hundred or thousand calories daily easily. A serving of mass gainer cab easily hit about 700 calories. However, not all mass gainers are created equal. Some are made up of poor quality ingredients which can result in you gaining much more fat than muscle because of the high simple carbs content. Moreover it is also not as healthy compared to eating more servings of solid food to get more calories.
Protein powder on the other hand, helps supplement you with addition protein for muscle building. Unless you can consume sufficient protein (about 1g per pound of bodyweight a day) through solid food, you are can do well with the help of protein supplements.