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Have fast metabolism, unable to gain weight. Are weight gaining pills safe to take ?

Hello, I was wondering if weight gaining pills are healthy for you. It seems that I have fast metabolism which is preventing me to gain as much as I eat. I want to gain some weight so I was planning on taking weight gain pills to gain weight. I don t want to be gaining weight in unhealthy way but I do want togain weight fast. I am a little underweight . Would taking weight gain pills harm my health?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

First of all, please do not make hurry in gaining weight.
The metabolism of the body functions at its normal rate & any measures taken to hasten up this process can be harmful.

Most of the weight gain supplements are prepared from herbal ingredients & do not have any side effects if taken in the optimum dose.
But, before choosing any such health supplement, it is advisable to consult your family physician once.

Moreover, you should not compromise on routine healthy food such as:
1. Consume more of natural diet like fresh fruits, green vegetables, milk, eggs, wheat, etc.
2. Avoid oily and junk food.
3. Stay away from smoking & alcohol.

Despite these measures, if you experience difficulty, it will be better to rule other causes of underweight.
Investigations like complete blood count, thyroid profile, estimation of blood sugar level will be helpful to rule out any chronic infection, hormonal and metabolic causes.

Wishing you a healthy life.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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