Last Modified on Feb 17, 2015
The Best Natural Remedies to Gain Weight
If you're looking to build muscle or otherwise gain weight for better health and a fitter appearance natural health supplements and remedies can be the safest and most effective option. Protein supplements are a natural starting place, but healthy fats have their place as well. Fat can have a negative connotation in regards to body image, but fat serves an integral function in our bodies.
Essential fat - that's fat your body uses to protect your internal organs and maintain reproductive function - should be 2-5% of your body weight in men and 10-13% in women. A person can be self-conscious about being underweight, similarly to being overweight, and this can pose health concerns as well.
Just as some people have difficulty in losing weight, or have an affinity towards putting on weight, there are also plenty of us who find it difficult to gain weight. You may be looking for the best way to gain weight, or the best way to gain muscle, what supplements to take, or even the best foods for weight gain; but all without jeopardizing your health or introducing potentially toxic substances into your body.
Gain Weight Naturally
On this page we have a number of remedies submitted and discussed by our Earth Clinic readers. Our community suggests coconut oil, bananas, peanut butter, and a number of supplements you can try to reach your healthy weight. Feel free to leave some feedback for any of these remedies; and if you have a family, folk, or natural solution to help with weight gain, we encourage you to share your experience.
[YEA] The only thing that worked for me to gain weight was acupuncture. I was disturbingly skinny despite eating plenty of both healthy and not so healthy food. I sought help from nutritionists, doctors and even took protein shakes in addition to regular meals... not a pound to show for it.
Then I went to see an acupuncturist who said he would do 5-6 sessions and that I would start to notice the weight start to improve very gradually after about 6 months time. Well right around 6 months I saw the scale start to shift and 3 years after that I had reached a new, much improved equilibrium just as the acupuncturist had predicted. Acupuncture works.
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Jose (Leander, Tx, Usa) on 05/03/2011
[YEA] This is what I used to gain muscle mass. First as soon as I woke up I drank 24oz. of water with a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar to clean out my system. Then for breakfast I would make some oatmeal about 2servings and while it was hot I stirred in 1tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter. I would also make me a banana peanut butter shake. I cup of soy milk with a whole banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Blend it all together and drink up. For snacks I would boil about 7 eggs and take out the yolk and fill the egg whites with peanut butter. This should help you gain alot of weight really fast especially muscle mass.Posted by Sharon (Paragould, Arkansas) on 04/07/2010
I've been using VCO for about a week now! I use just 1 tsp a day cause I'm actually worried about the weight loss! You see I have a very small frame! I weigh about 100 lbs. I was on a site earlier looking at different products and one product had 25% fat content! Another had a whopping 60-65% fat content!! As far as VCO I want to actually gain some weight, not loose it! LOL would using these products (in moderation of course) help with that? I would appreciate any feedback on this! Seems in this day and age most people want to LOOSE weight, not gain! I'm tired of trying to find clothes to fit me without going to the kids section!! LOLReplied by Ed
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by natasha (Fontana, CA) on 06/07/2007
[YEA] I was underweight and started cleansing my colon and getting rid of parasites. Then i started taking digestive enzymes and a healthy protein drink from curezone.com with advocados, omega-3-6-9 (healthy oils etc. coconut oil) w/ some veggies. I also did a little weight lift but not that much. I slowly started gaining healthy weight.Posted by Chelsee (Mar Vista, Ca) on 08/06/2013
So many fattening foods are supposed to be left out of a diet for GERD and LPR. What high calorie foods can be eaten by people with these conditions who are underweight?
Approval Ratings YEA (2) 100% Posted by Alex (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/10/2009
[YEA] The fastest way to gain weight and lean muscle: Take 1200mg of l-arginine and 1200mg of L-lysine and you will see result in couple weeks. more lean muscle, strong bones, thick hair, more weight.Replied by Dany