Are there any supplements that increase appetite?

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    Dec 30, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    Just wondering if there are any dietary supplements that add a boost to appetite when you're trying to eat more and gain.
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    GreenHam saidJust wondering if there are any dietary supplements that add a boost to appetite when you're trying to eat more and gain.


    YES! It´s called food. if you eat more often, lower carbs, higher protein etc then you get hungrier and hungrier as your metabolism goes loopy. It has this bizarre effect: lean mass increases and fat burns off. At the same time your stomach actually shrinks. When I´m really eating properly I get hungry every 90 minutes and have to have another half sandwich.... or something. The whole "burn off more than you take in" does not simply mean eat as few calories as you can, and the "eat lots" thing is NOT about big portions.

    eat often: you´ll eat more and your body will do the rest for you.
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    Jan 01, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    pot
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    I've tried this and it really boosted my appetite.

    Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride
    Vitamin B12 (Cobamamide)

    you're gonna be eating like a pig.
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    italian_mars saidI've tried this and it really boosted my appetite.

    Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride
    Vitamin B12 (Cobamamide)

    you're gonna be eating like a pig.


    I agree with the Vitamin B12 supplement. I used to work for a fitness/health food store, and that was the number one supplement people came in for in order to stimulate their appetites.

    A good multi-vitamin will also do the trick. Also, eating early in the day will help with your appetite. I notice that if I skip breakfast that I'm not as hungry as if I had eaten something earlier (but, you should never skip breakfast anyway). It will kick start the metabolism, and I find myself hungry all day.
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    I take alfalfa tablets (3 throughout the day) and have found that it increases my appetite
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Cyproheptadine HCl is an antihistaminic and antiserotonergic agent with indications for use in the following conditions/situations:

    - allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis
    - allergic conjunctivitis
    - mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema
    - allergic reactions to blood or plasma infusions
    - dermatographism
    - as therapy for anaphylactic reactions as an adjunct to epinephrine or other medications after the acute manifestations have been controlled
    - serotonin syndrome

    Cyproheptadine is not a benign drug and should not be used as an appetite stimulant.

    Western diets are rich (almost excessively, unless vegetarian) in vitamin B12. B12 is stored in the human body in such a way that you could stop all dietary intake or supplementation and you would have no adverse effects for 2-4 years, if not longer. Unless you have 'short-gut' syndrome or have had much of the antrum of your stomach removed, vitamin B12 supplementation is a waste of money. It is not indicated for appetite stimulation. Claims of increased energy levels and other beneficial side effects (beyond normal levels) have not been clinically substantiated.

    Regular exercise and a healthy metabolism are your best bets. If you're chronically ill, Megace and Marinol are about the only FDA approved appetite 'stimulants' used on a regular basis. Cannabis (pot) actually works well. If you don't want to smoke it, cannabis coops/stores in medicinal marijuana states sell food items laced with it. You will test positive on drug screens!
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    Jan 03, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    GreenHam saidJust wondering if there are any dietary supplements that add a boost to appetite when you're trying to eat more and gain.


    YES! It´s called food. if you eat more often, lower carbs, higher protein etc then you get hungrier and hungrier as your metabolism goes loopy. It has this bizarre effect: lean mass increases and fat burns off. At the same time your stomach actually shrinks. When I´m really eating properly I get hungry every 90 minutes and have to have another half sandwich.... or something. The whole "burn off more than you take in" does not simply mean eat as few calories as you can, and the "eat lots" thing is NOT about big portions.

    eat often: you´ll eat more and your body will do the rest for you.



    spot on mate!
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    Jan 03, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    Great posts so far.

    I've always used real food (e.g. lean protein, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, legumes), intense exercise and good sleep to boost my appetite.

    Digestive enzymes help as well when trying to increase overall kcals. NOW sells a great product called Super Enzymes. Check it out. Not too expensive.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 03, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    There is a Coenzyme B12 out there called dibencozide. It made me quite hungry while taking it, and it is supposed to help you bulk up.

    There is a product called Black Hole by Controlled Labs that is supposed to increase hunger. But I have never tried it since that's the last thing I need. Here's a link:

    http://www.controlledlabs.com/product_desc.php?id=52
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    Jan 05, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    Pot.
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    Jan 08, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    for some reason when I smoked pot,It made me thurrrrrrrrrrrsty not hungry.
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    Jan 09, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    Cocaine doesn't make you hungry.

    But all of a sudden you can do your accounting now.
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:59 AM GMT
    rightasrain saidCyproheptadine HCl is an antihistaminic and antiserotonergic agent with indications for use in the following conditions/situations:

    - allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis
    - allergic conjunctivitis
    - mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema
    - allergic reactions to blood or plasma infusions
    - dermatographism
    - as therapy for anaphylactic reactions as an adjunct to epinephrine or other medications after the acute manifestations have been controlled
    - serotonin syndrome

    Cyproheptadine is not a benign drug and should not be used as an appetite stimulant.

    Western diets are rich (almost excessively, unless vegetarian) in vitamin B12. B12 is stored in the human body in such a way that you could stop all dietary intake or supplementation and you would have no adverse effects for 2-4 years, if not longer. Unless you have 'short-gut' syndrome or have had much of the antrum of your stomach removed, vitamin B12 supplementation is a waste of money. It is not indicated for appetite stimulation. Claims of increased energy levels and other beneficial side effects (beyond normal levels) have not been clinically substantiated.

    Regular exercise and a healthy metabolism are your best bets. If you're chronically ill, Megace and Marinol are about the only FDA approved appetite 'stimulants' used on a regular basis. Cannabis (pot) actually works well. If you don't want to smoke it, cannabis coops/stores in medicinal marijuana states sell food items laced with it. You will test positive on drug screens!


    It was prescribed by my endocrinologist, it's worth paying the doctor a visit.
  • goofrider

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    Feb 04, 2010 9:56 AM GMT
    I started getting hungry more often since I hit the gym 3-4x/week and really push myself (more sets, more reps, heavier weights).

    Eat more often, even if you don't feel hungry. Fruits and shakes works well for me.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 04, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    rightasrain said...Western diets are rich (almost excessively, unless vegetarian) in vitamin B12. B12 is stored in the human body in such a way that you could stop all dietary intake or supplementation and you would have no adverse effects for 2-4 years, if not longer...

    It is not indicated for appetite stimulation. Claims of increased energy levels and other beneficial side effects (beyond normal levels) have not been clinically substantiated...


    I take B12 before a workout and it seems to boost my energy and motivation levels within 5 minutes.

    My diet is not lacking in B12 either. I eat plenty of lean meats, including beef.


    Joe