Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
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.