“It’s not always about what is on the outside. It’s also about what’s happening on the inside.”
Hey beauties, this is a review which is a bit of a controversy, and I couldn’t make up my mind on rather or not to make a blog post about it. But at the end of the day I wanted anyone who’s anyone whether it be a woman or man to hear what I had to say. But before I start I need to make something clear this review is on my experience taking this of which I feel like can help educate others in this so-called “influencer vitamin syrup”. Please take caution when taking anything where it is westernized medicine or natural.
Disclaimer-This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, or replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. This is for informational purposes only.
Apetamin, is an unregulated weight supplement. Apetamin has not been sanctioned for safe consumption by the FDA or the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (the UK equivalent of the FDA).
Let me give you a little back story on why I started taking this appetite syrup called apetamin. I’ve always been tall and thin, everyone would always say you are so fortunate and you have a model’s body. When I was in my teens, and twenty’s I would eat and eat and not concern about anything. I never exercised and I was in good shape meaning I had curves in the ideal places. Then in my mid-twenties, my metabolism began to move rapidly, and I would eat but feel full fast and I wasn’t gaining weight. Then it just got to the point of not feeling like I’m hungry. I went to physicians and thought something was wrong, I was barely looked at as It was all in my head and even one specialist had said to me you should count yourself fortunate and enjoy your skinny body. I then gave up going to doctors and believed nothing is wrong and it’s all in my head. I tried to do things that would make me want to eat more without being full fast, even forcing myself to eat. Nothing helped! So my desperation got the best of me, when your desperate or in that time in need, anything sounds true even when it’s not. That is why I truly believe that this syrup has other ingredients they’re not saying.
Apetamin is an unapproved appetite stimulant with the purpose to help underweight people or people with eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. It is mostly used as a food supplement for weight-gaining purposes. It increases your calories intake. It is not for long-term use.
What is Apetamin?
Apetamin is a unapproved weight gain supplement that’s marketed as a “vitamin syrup”. It was developed by TIL Healthcare PVT, a pharmaceutical company based in India. There is also tablet form but they don’t work as fast as the syrup.
According to manufacturing labels, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of Apetamin syrup contains:
- Cyproheptadine hydrochloride: 2 mg
- L-lysine hydrochloride: 150 mg
- Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) hydrochloride: 1 mg
- Thiamine (vitamin B1) hydrochloride: 2 mg
- Nicotinamide (vitamin B3): 15 mg
- Dexpanthenol (an alternative form of vitamin B5): 4.5 mg
The combination of lysine, vitamins, and cyproheptadine is claimed to aid weight gain, though only cyproheptadine hydrochloride one has been shown to potentially increase appetite as a side effect.
Potential side effects of Apetamin
- blurred vision.
- nausea and diarrhea.
- Joint swelling
- liver toxicity and failure.
You know selling Apetamin is illegal in the United States. Why you ask? Because it contains cyproheptadine hydrochloride, an antihistamine that is only available with a prescription in the United States due to safety concerns. Misusing this substance may cause serious outcomes, such as liver failure and death.
Because Apetamin is imported illegally into the United States, it’s not regulated by the FDA. Thus, it may contain different types or amounts of ingredients than listed on the label.
However, cyproheptadine hydrochloride is mainly used as an antihistamine, a type of drug that eases allergy symptoms like runny nose, itching, hives, watery eyes, and sinuses by blocking histamine, a substance your body makes when it has an allergic reaction. I’ve gotten a prescription from my doctor for cyproheptadine for two reasons my severe chronic sinuses, and my appetite. It was the only thing that helped with my chronic sinusitis. I tried every antihistamine, nasal spray, but nothing worked. If any of you know sinus pressure and pain that is so severe you understand you just need relief fast. When my doctor recommended it for my appetite, she did recommend it for short-term use and would monitor me while I was on it. That’s what a doctor is supposed to do. I’ll be honest when I was on the pill it did not make me hungry, or I gained weight as fast as I did with the syrup. I do not take it consistently anymore I do take breaks from it.
One day when I was on social media this so-called vitamin syrup was everywhere, it was being sold by different accounts and Influencers were promoting it like it was this phenomenon product that will magically make you look like all these celebrities or influencers that have a thick body in the right areas. So I was intrigued, I decided to look up this fuss that everyone was making. What I do when I want to know of a product I go on Google, YouTube, and the social media-worst aspect I can do. I should have spoken to my physician. I decided to purchase this so-called vitamin syrup and gain weight and have a thick body. Let me tell you when I first went to buy this vitamin syrup it was sketchy from the get-go, ordering it was like I was buying drugs or I was smuggling them. You can’t just go on to a site and order it with a smooth transaction, nope you do order it and therefore check out without paying and you receive your order number. Depending on the seller they either recommend you go to another site and pretend to purchase that item and let them know your order number and pay, either pay by Venmo, cash app, or Apple Pay through their email or text or text, you give your order number and they send you an invoice where you pay by credit card. All the work for what an appetite supplement that is illegal and potentially very dangerous for you.
I received my first order of one apetamin quickly and smoothly, it did take two weeks to get to me though. I ordered one the first time because I didn’t know if it was going to work or not. You can order one, two, or four bottles at a time. The bottle does not arrive with the syrup-filled to the top. It does come with that medicine type measuring small cup that has numbers on it. It explains on the bottle to start at 5ml to see how your body reacts. You then can go up to 10ml or 15ml. But I never pushed over 10. The biggest side effect you get is you are so sleepy that all you do is sleep. It usually lasts the first couple of days or a week. I felt that way for like 3-4 days, but I always felt drowsy and dizzy. I started off drinking the lowest number which was 5ml for the first, and the second day then I went up to 10ml. I didn’t feel hungry, I never felt full and would just keep eating. I also felt very very thirsty so I would drink lots of water. It gave me unhealthy cravings that I couldn’t resist and I gave into the urge-it was like an addiction. I did gain 12 pounds that first week I finished the bottle I was 121 and by the end of first week I was 133 and that was amazing how fast I gained and it showed. But I noticed I gained it in my mid-region area mostly my stomach and I didn’t gain it anywhere else. I was exercising also while drinking the syrup. It also gave me terrible bloating that made me look like I was 9 months pregnant mind you I always had a flat tummy and I never had this bad of a bloating. After gaining all that weight in a week I decided to order more and this time 2 bottles. I ordered from a different seller of which took a month to get to me. During that month of me waiting for my shipment, I went back to feeling like I had no appetite and I was losing all the weight I gained. But I wasn’t loosing my bloated stomach as fast. With doing more research on it, the weight gain that is gained is mostly water weight (fluid retention) that causes so much bloating and swelling. When you have water weight most likely it will lose the weight fast than it does stay on because it’s not fat you gained that sticks. All my weight that I did gain, was lost. It made me want to give up, but in my head, all I did was making up scenarios about how I needed to take more syrup and bigger doses to stick. Well that wasn’t the case at all. I received my second order this time with 2 bottles I finished my first bottle after about a week using 10ml three times a day, I did gain around 10 pounds. I then went on to my second bottle right away but this time around I didn’t gain a lot of weight as quickly as the first time. I only gained 3 pounds a total of 13 pounds with two bottles.
I don’t even want to get started on the side effects. These side effects that I experienced were always fatigue, dizziness, drowsy, bloating from hell, all-over muscle pain, overwhelming anxiety, my depression was at its worse, heart rate too high, heartbeat was always beating too fast, my migraines became unbearable, those are to just name a few. After stopping this syrup I had withdrawal-like I was an addict to drugs. And I’m still having withdrawals. Like I said it gave me horrible unhealthy cravings, I was craving sugar all the time. I ended up in the hospital for liver and kidney problems that made me realize that this wasn’t worth having liver and kidney failure for. This is potentially deadly this vitamin syrup is not a vitamin syrup is a weight supplement that is not honest about unknown ingredients that are in there that are making you sick.
If you’re looking to gain weight, speak to a dietitian, nutritionist, and your healthcare provider to develop a safe way altered to your needs, instead of relying on illegal supplements.
Until next time,