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Supplements To Boost Appetite

You would think running a long run of 35K is enough to make you hungry but some times after running over 35K am unable to touch food. I don’t know what causes me to lose appetite but it takes me about six hours to get my appetite back.

I found an article on herbal supplements that one take to boost appetite. The article on ehow listed familiar herbs that you can eat to boost appetite

  1. Peppermint
  2. Catnip
  3. Ginger root
  4. Fennel seeds
  5. Gingseng
  6. Papaya Fruit

These herbal supplements contain helpful digestive enzymes; the supplements can be used to stimulate appetite.

Another plant listed was Marijuana – I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT – the article claims, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, is prescribed medically to reduce nausea and stimulate appetite in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. The short-term effects include sweet cravings and increased enjoyment of meals.

I also know that in parts of western Kenya, Africa, men smoke Marijuana before going to work in the farms. They claim smoking Marijuana helps them work non-stop.

Remember, Loss of appetite may be a symptom of serious illness. See a doctor.

Creatine Supplement : Top 5 Creatine Side Effects

Creatine nutritional supplement is for anyone who dreams to add size and defination to his muscles and to see results as quickly as possible.

Most experts warn users of creatine supplement to take it with caution because taking more than the recommended doses of fitness supplements can be harmful. Too much creatine in the system can lead to side effects.

Negative Side effects of creatine supplement

According to this wikipedia article some of the side effects of creatine may include:

  1. Loss of appetite,
  2. Stomach discomfort,
  3. Diarrhea,
  4. Nausea.
  5. Muscle cramps

The important thing when taking creatine or any other supplement is to stick to recommended dosage.

Glucosamine Supplement For Runners

Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues.

Production of glucosamine slows with age.

Older runners complain of stiff joints that are inelastic. This makes the joint prone to damage and may lead to pain, swelling, loss of movement, and further deterioration.

If a joint pain is taking long to heal a glucosamine supplement might help to speed up healing.

Taking glucosamine as a nutritional supplement is thought to help repair damaged cartilage by augmenting the body’s supply of glucosamine.

Like other drugs and supplements glucosamine has its share side effects

Side effects may include drowsiness, headache, insomnia, and mild and temporary digestive complaints such as abdominal pain, poor appetite, nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Like all supplements, they work best when taken under supervision of your qualified medical Doctor