Topic: supplements for weight gain
I posted this info on another thread and Marion asked me to place it here.Hope its useful.My husband has lost 52 pounds and we have the same problem with the ensure plus. we then tried Carnation instant breakfast. This upset his stomach, maybe too much dairy. This site gave me some great nutrition references. I used them to do some searching on my own and here is what I found. Nestle makes a product called benecalorie and boost resource breeze . I emailed them, they do not offer samples, but you can order thorugh thier website. Abbott Laboratories makes the Ensure products. I emailed them for samples. They sent me an email with a 1 800 #. After calling and talking to Amanda who was soo helpful, she is sending me samples of Ensure Enlive which is a fruit based supplement. She also told me of a flavorless powder called Polycose you can mix in and a fruit punch flavored liquid called Promod. Everything can be ordered from their website or she said your local pharmacy can special order it for you. Their number is 1-800-986-8926 , I don't know if this will work for you, since you are in Canada, but you can try. I also contacted a company that makes a product called Scandishake. They have great recipes on their sites for things besides just shakes. They also make a sprinkle on calorie booster called Scandical. They are sending me samples of both. The number is 1-800-472-2634, they are based out of Alabama. This is all I have found on the internet. Of course, almost everything has to be special ordered and isn't cheap. As for the steroids, My husband takes decadron two a day for three days after chemo and just recently added on days four and five one pill to help with the nausea. They do help with the appetite. We all take enzymes at our home to aid digestion sometimes. We especially like Papaya enzyme plus that I get at the health food store. It has mint and chlorophyll added to help upset tummies. Hope this info helps.