Weight Gain Supplements and Natural Remedies: Q&A

Last Modified on Feb 01, 2012


02/01/2012: Dimo from Venice, Italy: "Hi, I have bought amino complex long life but after reading the post about aspartic acid I don't understand if it's ok or not because this amino complex is made with whey protein hydrolized with enzymes. Thank you."

03/10/2012: Dimo from Venice, Italy replies: "This is the composition:

acido aspartico...... 154,5
ac. glutamminico ..... 380,7
alanina..... 67,4
arginina...... 63,8
cistina..... 45,8
fenilalanina...... 84,0
glicina..... 46,2
isoleucocina...... 109,8
istidina..... 49,3
leucina..... 182,9
lisina...... 156,8
metionina...... 48,5
prolina...... 171,5
serina...... 107,3
treonina..... 65,9
triptofano...... 30,1
tirosina...... 134,4
valina..... 124 3

thank you!"

Child with Severe Weight Loss

08/07/2008: Ellen from Zion, Illinois: "i need some info?? my granddaughter started to lose weight this summer 128# to now 94 we have had to allkinds od dotors no going to bioenergy to see if they can find out what is going on ?? HELP ME IF YOU CAN ??!! thank you in advance.....she was very atheltic runner, baseball last few years,, could this be from stress ?? [her dad {my son}is going to go over seas AGAIN.....they have tried stomache priscriptios, serveral other trying to find what will help but nothing is helping 'cause they do not know what this is. any tests you will consoder?? anything we could try... in this last week she went from 98 #to 94# PLEASE WE NEED THIS HELP.........."

08/08/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "This depends what is causing the weight loss. Is the weight loss due to loss of appetite? Most cases of anorexia, bulimia and even cachexia found in cancer that resulted in severe weight loss were actually due to a simple vitamin B complex deficiency, usually in the form of B complex, in the form of B50 or B100. A B50 is often taken two to three times a day. For instance, in some cases of pellagra, you get a diarrhea, then a severe weight loss, diarrhea, dementia and finally death. A pellagra is a niacin or niacinamide deficiency. Most athletes have a low level of water soluble vitamin deficiency such as B complex and vitamin C as well as electrolytes from losses resulted in sweating and had to be replenished constantly.

In another cases a virus (such as AIDS), brain trauma (from head injury) can resulted in a weight loss. In that event circulation and rebuilding of neural system is needed, such as piracetam and hydergine. If its a viral issue, that attacks the brain I frequently used BHT and clove oil. The BHT is antiviral and kills whatever bugs that exists through the blood brain barrier. The clove oil drops is taken every hours dissolved in a 1/2 or 1 glass of water well stired for ten doses usually will kill most of the bugs enough to see a clear recovery. In another instance, I may need an iodine and selenium supplements to reverse that condition.

In event of a kidney malfunction (occurs because of acid urine), synthesis of vitamin D might be lowered and resulted in muscle atrophy and usually vitamin D2 usually 20,000 i.u to 100,000 i.u. is at least taken for about 2 or 3 weeks before muscles start returning to normal.

In any event, I have no idea of the cause, from this information, however, there is another way to find out from another source, such as heavy metal poisoning, through the hair mineral analysis. Another one that I liked is the SPECT brain scan which checks for brain's metabolism. In any event even before going, I would try to use amino acid supplements which may help too.

In general my experience has been the B complex, amino acid suppelements and vitamin D if a severe weight loss and muscle atrophy is noted. However, that's assuming the cause is nutrition, but brain trauma, heavy metal toxicity, and virus could be the other cause. Therefore it is not possible for me to determine clearly the cause from the lack of available information you have asked here. What I can guess is doctors don't generally look at nutrition deficiency as Medical schools offer nutrition course as an elective subject and not a required topic (at least that was during my student days), the popular CAT scans are not even sensitive enough to check for brain metabolism as the more efficient SPECT scans, and viral brain detection or brain trauma from changes in metabolism would have been overlooked by doctors too. Hair mineral analysis is not employed by doctors to check for 50-75 minerals in the body for toxicity and deficiency. So it is quite possible that the many of current medical practices do not do many of the things I mentioned here. Therefore I need just a bit more information on appetite, low grade fever, heavy metal toxicity and brain trauma using SPECT scans to really do justice. But most general home remedy I do use is usually the B complex and vitamin D3, in event of loss of appetite and muscle atrophy."

08/08/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hello Ellen, I understand your concern and hope we can find the solution for your granddaughters weight loss. Does your granddaughter perhaps forget to eat unless someone reminds her? If this looks like what is happening to you, please take her to a good neurologist and ask that he do a scan to rule out Alzeheimer's disease, no matter how young she is. This is a chilling thought, but the latest report is that AD is much more widespread and striking those in their 30's without any family history of it. This is a big change from what we were told 2 years ago (age 60's & 70's). Two excitotoxins blamed for causing it(monosodium glutamate and aspartame) are found in some raw foods and in most all of our processed food on the market. According to Dr. Mercola's web site they have even been spraying the crops in the field with a product that is mostly MSG for at least the past decade. The way this could cause weight loss is if these neurotoxins (excitotoxins) have damaged the area of the brain that signals that we are hungry or that we have had enough to eat. If this should prove to be the problem, there is some hope. Supposedly chelation therapy is used to remove the toxins, but you would also have to eliminate them from her food in the future. May God bless both you and your granddaughter."

What Supplements Do You Recommend for Weight Gain?

03/07/2007: Josh : "Mr. Nabadalung, a.k.a. Ted: I am a huge fan. Obviously, your knowledge of health is incredible. I have a question: I am seventeen years old, and play basketball. I also lift weights for basketball, and do many plyometrics, (jumping exercises.) *What supplements would you most recommend for me?* Also, do you believe in metabolic typing? And do you recommend magnetic underlays/sheets for sleeping to reduce pain and go to sleep easier? Thanks a lot, I am extremely excited to hear back from you! Josh"

03/07/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Most body builders will take about 4-8 grams of L-glutamine a day, plus some L-Cysteine of similar amounts. Certain amino acids such as L glycine will be taken about 4-6 grams before sleep. The vitamin B3 niacinamide only is taken at 250 mg. Vitamin B5 and vitamin B8 at 500 mg. each. The most important to build muscles, is vitamin D4 or a more available vitamin D3. In a month muscles would buildup. The dose is often between 20,000 i.u. to 40,000 i.u. The most important regimen is people who do sports suffer invariably from immunity problems and constant acidosis.

The best remedy that I can tell you so far is baking soda, taken about 1 teaspoon in the morning mixed in water and another teaspoon taken before sleep. It is good that you take sports drink, WITH the potassium in their ingredients, just read the labels. B3 B5, B8, L glutamine, l cysteine will give you energy. There are others but those are what I have tested an experiment that were proven to give energy.

do you believe in metabolic typing?

No. I believe in NOT eating bad Standard American Diets. Basically all research have found out that high fatty foods and high sugar are the worse. However for athletes, fatty and oily foods prevent and blocks hormone production. Avoid them like the plague, as it prevents efficient metabolic processes. I have never found anyone getting cured or remission of any kind of disease, be it lupus, colds from metabolic typing. The theory are just assumption. Anyone who eat metabolic typing, when I examine their tried blood samples never really improved. I think it is a farce since no research in Medical library online can actually prove the existence of metabolic typing.

And do you recommend magnetic underlays/sheets for sleeping to reduce pain and go to sleep easier.

Yes. I would use magnetic underlays sheets etc. However, the magnetic must be of North. A good way is to get a compass. If the compass points North. You got the correct one. North is anti inflammatory. I have spent months doing research on bean sprout growth and its influence on magnets. I can happily conclude that what they are saying about magnets is very true. N only magnets works the best. S only magnet work the second best. N and S mixed worked the third best. The difference between each ones are 50% different between each other in terms of its effect on growth.

Basically here is the growth pattern: 4 inches bean sprout N only magnet 2 inches bean sprout S only magnet 1 inch beans sprouts N and S mixed 1/4 each bean spouts no magnetic fields. Non magnetic metals near an electromagnetic device tends to such energy out of you. But a magnetic on the body or charged in drinking water works the best. A slight improvement in blood pressure was noticed after drinking magnetized water. The study I did was a double blind one also.

The biggest problem about athletes is pain management. Magnets help, but then so does magnesium supplements 250 mg and vitamin C, sodium ascorbate preferably. Healing is related to vitamin C, zinc and magnesium. Zinc is related to the immunity system, about 50 mg every 2 week is sufficient. I have noticed an Australian who bought or taken baking soda 1 teaspoon a day, has caused his body to be somewhat athletic in build also.

3/7/2007: Josh writes again: "Are there certain high sugar fruits/vegetables that you recommend to stay away from? Also, you talked about not eating high fatty foods either, because they block hormone production: What about virgin coconut oil/olive oil/walnuts? so if i get a magnetic underlay, i should ask if the magnetic field points north?"

Ted replies, "If it tastes sweet, it is likely to be high in sugar. The main culprit at least for me are the fruit juices. Eating whole fruits would prevent most of the problem with the exception of eating pineapples.

Also, you talked about not eating high fatty foods either, because they block hormone production: What about virgin coconut oil/olive oil/walnuts?

Any oils if taken too much are not good for you. But what is so nice about coconut oil is it is poorly absorbed as its melting points seems to be solid in room temperature all the time. Those hardly block it. It is the lighter and nimble oils that gets into every nook and cranny of the capillaries, tiny blood vessels in the glandular systems, and the liver, or pancreas for example that actually block it. The thicker the oil, the safer it is. But as in life taking too much of everything is not good for you. Personally I believe 1 tablespoon of coconut oil is more than enough, but most people tend to take about 2 tablespoons.

so if i get a magnetic underlay, i should ask if the magnetic field points north?

Yes. They work the best

How to Loss Weight

11/17/2006: Lelia from Melbourne, Australia: "Firstly, I just wanted to say how much I love Earth Clinic. It has so much helpful information, and I love the fact that you all are willing to post both positive and negative reviews of remedies. It really makes it a great source of information in our world of pill poppers. My main feedback--and only complaint--is with the "weight gain" page. You really should call it "weight loss." I went to that page in hopes of finding some tips on how to healthfully gain weight. I am a 19-year-old young woman, and I have always been underweight, even as a child, but without any health problems; I just have a fast metabolism. While some view that as a blessing (and I do mostly!), I would like to gain about five to ten pounds. I was hoping to find information on such an issue on the weight gain page, but all it told me was how to lose weight I definitely don't need to lose! Keep up the good work, but remember there are skinny folks who want to gain, just like there are heavy folks who want to lose!"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Lelia: Gaining weight is easy, but I will not recommend unhealthy ways to do so. Usually taking vitamin B complex will cause the person to increase appetite and that can gain weight. Usually the loss of appetite I have found was a vitamin B deficiency. While this method will not gain weight appreciably, it does normalize appetite.

High calorie and high protein diets, such as whey protein, are usually the foods muscle builders use to gain weights. In other cases people who are dehydrated also do not gain weight as easily. Drinking milk will often cause weight gain in some instances.

Most actress who want weight gains usually take high high protein drinks and do a lot of exercise. This is basically how they do it, without getting fat. At least that was how Kristanna Loken, who played T-X in Terminator 3 did it. There are several good high protein drinks such as whey protein, soy protein, which you have to look over.

I have also seen people who are skinny do not eat at every meals, and therefore eating several meals a day should help by not skip meals."

02/12/2007: Robin from Bakersfield, CA replies: "I just got finished reading the post from the young girl looking to gain weight, although I agree that age will pack on more pounds that does not resolve her concern now. I also could not gain weight as a young woman (that did change) The world is so insensitivity towards underweight people and overly sensitivity to overweight people. Leila, I feel your pain and so does my teenage son. I wish you the best, I constantly look for ways to help my son gain weight in a world where everyone is trying to lose weight. Good luck, I hope you find something."



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