Originally Posted by prpntblr95
Unfortunately I'm not. I'm new to supplements which is why I came to the supplement thread to ask the question.
in order to put on "good weight", you need to be exercising with progressively heavier loads in compound lifts, while eating enough food to gain weight. It is preferable that while following such an exercise regime, you eat a diet that contains 1 gram per pound of body weight in protein. This may seem like a lot at first, but it is quite easy to attain once you start thinking about meat as a staple of your diet.
The only non-steroid supplements that will assist you with this will be "weight gain shakes", simply because they make it easier to eat the additional calories your body needs to gain weight. they are no more effective than whole food, and generally are a combination of whey protein powder and simple carbohydrates.
If you are cost conscious, whey protein powder may help you reach this protein intake goal, as it is generally the cheapest "food" in terms of $ per gram of protein.
I hope that helps. I would recommend in your situation to think less of supplements, and start thinking of overall nutrition and exercise planning. you might want to post questions in the nutrition thread if you would like help with a diet and "macronutrient profile" that will be good for your situation. the "GDT" is a good place to ask about weight training.
I hope that helps.