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Dietary Supplement to Gain Weight Naturally

Individual who are underweight are at risk of poor health. Too little weight can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired.

A person is considered to be underweight in case their body weight is 10-20% less than the average expected for one’s height, age and sex. If the body weight is less by 20 % or more than ideal body weight, the individual is utterly underweight and is an issue of high concern.

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People who are underweight typically are not getting sufficient calories to fuel their bodies and also suffering from malnutrition, because of unavailability of enough vitamins and minerals from their food.

What are the causes of being underweight?

Insufficient food intake both in quantity and quality is a very common cause for being underweight and other being psychological and physiological reasons.

  • Psychological factors like mental illness or Depression.
  • Anorexia nervosa where a person refuses to eat adequately.
  • Irregular eating habits.
  • More physical activity compared to increased food intake
  • Vomiting and diarrhea leading to mal-absorption
  • Conditions like fever in which appetite is poor
  • Hormonal imbalance as in hypo or hyperthyroidism causing underweight

Ayurvedic View in Weight Gain

According to Ayurveda View, vitiation of vata dosha is responsible factor for underweight condition.

Health issues linked to underweight

  • Hampered growth and development.
  • Fragile bones because of vitamin D deficiency and calcium along with low body weight can result in weak bones and osteoporosis.
  • Weak Immune system.
  • Anemic conditions may develop.
  • Low body weight in women may resultin irregular periods, lack of periods and infertility.
  • Hair loss, dry, thin skin and teeth health issues may also result.

Herbal Treatment for Weight Gain

WEIGHT GAIN FORMULA

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An effective herbal formulation for people with underweight problem. This Herbal formulation is natural way to gain weight without any side effects. This weight gain capsules help to increase weight by regulating the metabolism of the body along with that it improves endurance, stamina and increases weight.

This herbal remedy for underweight shows the good results in the people. This product is prepared with use of differentsuitable herbs that work in combination to provide strength to body, improve the muscle tone, muscle weight and size and convert extra fats into muscles and this way help in weight gain.

Various Herbs Used in the Formulation of Weight Gain Formula

1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):- Ashwagandha is rejuvenative in nature that maintains appropriate nourishment of the tissues, predominantly of muscle and bone.This herb is a way to gain weight naturally because of its property to strengthen the nervous system as stress is also the cause of thinness. Ashwagandha is an herb that is effective torevitalize body tissues and decreases body fatigue and increases muscular endurance, thereby enhances body’s ability to maintain physical as well as mental stamina.

2. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula):– Haritaki is effective in balancing the vata dosha the foremost cause of underweight according to Ayurveda. Haritaki is quite effective to improve the digestive fire and this way supportive in absorption of nutrients in the body. It has properties to recover the digestion and enhances appetite and therefore resulting in a healthy body and muscle mass. It even upgradesbody energy and immunity.

3. Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica):- Bhibhitaki is very nutritious herb that is enriched with essential vitamins like Vitamin C, minerals like selenium, manganese, potassium, iron and copper, and protein which is beneficial in weight gain. It also cures loss of appetite and improves immunity.

4. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis):- Amalaki is nutritional herb which is a part of Weight Gain Formula, holds rejuvenating and anti-oxidant properties and also rich in Vitamin C, which provides proper nutrient to the body and helps in weight gain. It is efficient in boosting immunity and metabolism. Its complete action on body brings gain in weight in healthy way.

5. Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare):- Saunf is efficient herb for various problems like loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and worms in abdomen and eating disorder (anorexia) which are linked to underweight condition. It improves theses conditions and bring about increase in body weight.

6. Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum):- Jeerak is an herb having useful properties like it helps to boost up the immunity,improves digestion and help in enhancing appetite which further results in weight gain.

7. Vidanga (Embelia ribes):- Vidanga is rejuvenating herb that helps to maintain good health and provides energy to body.

8. Pippali (Piper longum):- Pippali is very beneficial in keeping the digestion and metabolism healthy as well. It helps in transportation of nutrients and removes wastes from body. It has property to enhance immunity of the body. It also improves the appetite by increasing basic metabolic rate (BMR), thereby helps in weight gain.

DOSE: – 1 capsule, two times in a day with plain water after meals.

Ayurvedic treatment of friedreich’s ataxia

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Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare hereditary degenerative disease that mainly affects the nervous system and the heart. Also known as spine cerebellar degeneration that damages parts of brain and spinal cord and can even affect your heart. Its main neurological symptoms manifested as muscle weakness and as ataxia itself means, a loss of balance and coordination. Its effects on the heart vary from mild, no symptomatic abnormalities to life-threatening symptoms in the heart’s musculature. Friedreich’s ataxia is a genetic defect that’s inherited from both parents by what’s called “autosomal recessive transmission.”

It is frequently associated with cardiomyopathy or diabetes.

It doesn’t affect parts of the brain involved in thinking.

What are its Causes?

This disease is linked to defects, or mutations in the gene FXN called as frataxin gene which leads to limit in formation of a protein called frataxin. Frataxin, which is importantfor mitochondrial functioningin regulating the iron levels in the mitochondria, involved in energy production necessary for all cell bodies in the cells.. We also know that specific nerve cells (neurons) degenerate in people with FA, and this is directly manifested in the symptoms of the disease.

People with a family history of Friedreich’s ataxia are at greater risk of inheriting this disease. If the defective gene is only passed down from one parent, the person becomes a carrier of the disease but usually doesn’t experience symptoms of it.

It might be non-inherited where experts never find out cause. The following procedures and circumstances can cause ataxia:

  • Brain surgery or Head injury.
  • Alcohol or Drug abuse.
  • Infections – chicken pox (usually goes away after infection has gone).
  • A brain tumor.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Neurological conditions – Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy etc.
  • Cerebellum malformation while the baby is still in the womb.

Ayurvedic view of the disease:

Ayurveda considers that this disease is due to beej dosha. Vata dosha is mainly involved in Friedreich’s Ataxia.

What could be Symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia?

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia usually appear between ages 2 to the early 50s, but commonly diagnosed between ages of 10 to 15. Difficulty with walking is the most common initial symptom of the condition. Other symptoms appearing are like:

  • Changes in vision, especially color vision.
  • Loss of hearing
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Absence of reflexes in legs
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Abnormality in speech
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Deformities develop in foot, like clubfoot
  • Difficulty sensing vibrations in your legs and feet.
  • Uncoordinated movements (ataxia) gets worse with time
  • Approximately 75 percent of people with Friedreich’s ataxia have heart problem and their heart muscle becomes weaker (cardiomyopathy).
  • The spine curves sideways (scoliosis) may develop
  • About 10 percent of people with FA have Diabetes abnormalities.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxi

Herbal formulations provided by planet ayurveda to manage friedreich’s ataxia

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1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha capsules are herbal medicine that is efficient for weakness stress, nervous breakdown, neuropathy due to diabetes. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules helps to regain the strength of muscles, even relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. It is good nervine tonic that is capable of increasing the physical aswell as mental stamina of the body. It is suitable to children as well old age people. All its property make it beneficial in counteracting the symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Aswagandha (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha capsules prepared in Planet Ayurveda comprises of standardized root extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is rich in natural alkaloids that has properties that relieves stress and helpful in getting rid of tiredness.improving stamina, helping in diabetic neuropathy. Ashwagandha herb is amazing in regulating the Vata in the body. Vata mainly maintains the body movement that includes movement of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system.

Ashwagandha has, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. It is good for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Gotukola

Gotukola Capsule is herbal preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is capable of keeping healthy nervous system and healthy heart. This product is manufactured from pure and standardized extract of Gotukola herb. This Ayurvedic product is also an effective remedy for maintaining healthy legs. Thereby a good herbal remedy for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Gotukola (Centella asiatica):

Gotukolais an herb that is helpful in preventing nervous exhaustion. It is good in managing the stress and its vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for the heart.

Dose – 1-2 capsules, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

3. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsule is Ayurvedic formation of Planet Ayurveda that is an energetic supplement and nutrient for healthy body. It is formed of high-quality extract of Shilajit resin. It is potent to increase energy levels and boost stamina. Also healthy supplement for proper blood glucose level in the body. It is a suitable herbal Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Shilajit (Asphaltum):

Shilajit consists of humic acid and fulvic acids that has brought it with great medicinal properties. It is very useful nutrient for reducing weakness, fatigue, tiredness, stress and anxiety. It is rich in anti-oxidants which are good source in relieving mental and physical stresses and growing their stamina and manage Diabetes also. It also rejuvenates brain cells and this way can conduct well the nerve signals and impulses in the body.

Dose – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are pure natural preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is obtained from high-quality extract of potent Brahmi plant. Brahmi capsules are beneficial herbal remedy in counteracting the stress and mental fatigue as well as eliminating nervous exhaustion. It is also good cardiac tonic as well.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

Brahmi is useful herb that is rich in anti-oxidants that makes it a suitable brain tonic, cardiac tonic. It acts wonderfully on the brain health and helps to improve neuron degeneration as well as better general tonic.

Dose – 2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

5. Medhya Churna

Medhya churna is an herbal preparation that is rich in antioxidants properties which can rejuvenate the system making the brain sharp. All its herbs work synergistically on nervous system and immune system.

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Its ingredients are:

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum)
  • Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Kishna jeerak (Carum carvi)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnierri)

Herbs used in this preparation support to sustain the good brain health system and very effectively manage the stress problem and give relief to patient of Friedreich’s Ataxia