Products to safely increase lean muscle mass

Posit Health News. 1998 Fall;(No 17):26.


AIDS: Pharmaceutical companies are promoting injectable HGH or rHGH to promote the gain of muscle mass in persons with AIDS. Side effects can include high triglycerides, thyroid dysfunction, and increased tumor growth. A possible alternative is a Homeopathic HGH produced by Biomed Comm. Contact information for Biomed Comm is provided. Marinol, which contains THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, also promotes appetite and an increase in body mass. Immunocal, Optimune, and Designer Protein also appear effective in increasing lean muscle mass. Whole lemon olive oil drink is also discussed.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Dronabinol / therapeutic use
  • HIV Wasting Syndrome / therapy
  • Human Growth Hormone / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Muscle, Skeletal / drug effects*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Proteins / therapeutic use


  • Plant Extracts
  • Proteins
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Dronabinol