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Infomercial Insanity: CB1 Weight Gainer


Now here’s something you don’t see everyday – an infomercial product for a pill that says it will make you hungrier and help you GAIN weight!

Yes that’s exactly what the manufacturers of CB1 claim their product will do.

So what’s this all about? And does it work…?

Product Pitch

 I had to sit up and pay attention when this advertisement came on. The commercial shows people who are skinny and apparently have trouble gaining weight. We see a few shots of thin men and women and then a follow up of the same person with a new body! In the women’s case, CB1 says it’ll help you gain womanly curves and for the guys – yep you guessed it, we see pictures of guys jacked up after using the product. The information on the CB1 website says the pill helps to spark your appetite while slowing your metabolism. The problem they claim is that thin people can barely eat enough food to maintain weight, let alone gain.

The commercial goes on to say that this is what thin people need to finally get a great body. On the company website we see many before and after photos of people who have gained anywhere from 15–30 pounds plus! And of course there’s the usual testimonials accompanying the photos saying things like ‘my life is changed’, ‘I’m more confident’ and even that it’s helped one woman ‘overcome the challenges of her disease’. When taking CB1, the average reported weight gain is over 9 pounds per month!

So how much for the ‘curves and muscles pill?’ An entire month’s supply is about $40 and comes with a free nutrition guide.


The Angry Trainer Says

I had to dig a bit and find out what exactly is in CB1 that makes it so powerful. And guess what the main ingredient is? ECHINACEA! Yes the herb that you take to ward of colds and boost your immune system! The pills contain two Echinacea types – Angustifolia and Purpurea , and both are known to have strong immune boosting and anti inflammatory benefits. But there’s more…

The alkamides (components) of these two herbs contain a chemical similar, although much less powerful, to THC! Yes that THC – the stuff that gives you the munchies in marijuana. There is some evidence that these compounds do stimulate appetite a bit, so the company’s claims that you will be hungrier may be true. But I’m not sure that’s necessarily a good thing.

Okay for one, from what I’ve read the appetite stimulating properties of CB1 are virtually zero compared to the immune system boosting benefits of Echinacea. From what I could find, the true appetite stimulation was weak at best. Two, even if CB1 does stimulate your appetite, without a proper exercise program you’ll just get fat! Plus what exactly will you be eating with your newfound hunger pangs? Sorry guys – taking this pill will won’t give you a muscular beach body and on the women’s side, how can eating more food give you curves in all the right places – it won’t! It’ll give you a gut!

If these claims were true, everyone who used the more powerful THC in marijuana would be voluptuous and full of muscles. But we know that’s not true. Plus how exactly does CB1 ‘slow your metabolism?” That must be the most absurd claim I’ve ever heard and a totally backwards way to try and gain weight. Seriously! Slow your metabolism and yet stimulate your appetite? Ridiculous.

In my opinion this product is a total waste of money and the advertised benefits are extremely misleading!

The Angry Trainer Says: TOTALLY INSANE

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29 comments on “Infomercial Insanity: CB1 Weight Gainer

  1. I just saw the commercial. What’s your beef against all natural. I am a gastroparesis patient that is 30 5’0″ 84-86 lbs right now in my life. I’m a mom of 2 small children. I was normally 95-97. Still thin for my height. My 4 year old son, I topped out at 131. Gained 36lbs the first time. Second started at 82lbs pre diagnosis topped out at 119lbs full term. Still 36lbs full term.
    I’m sick of people rolling their eyes at me when I mention my weight. I’m sick of stupidity saying how pretty I look because I’m so thin! I’m sick of being sick and tired! I’m sick of reading, gastroparesis patients should be on a liquid diet!
    I’m seeing an herbalist now for everything, since Digestive disease specialist are clueless!
    What is wrong with us needing help!? I tried getting the pill form of thc and it costs $443 per month. I’d rather smoke street weed and I don’t smoke.
    I don’t care if its belly fat, ass fat,etc. It’s fat and for all out there that have what I have. We need it! To survive! Screw the pics! I know better. But we need help.
    Why is it so hard for society to understand that there are diseases the one can not control that make us skinny and weak!
    I for one will speak out against sizeism!
    Fee free to post this.
    Thank you,

    • CeCe

      Yes!!! Shout out to those skinny girl!! I felt no one could understand what it mean to 23 a mother and still weigh the same as I did in the 8th grade! Bring on the fat!

      • prettysweetable

        Am 21 a mother of a 4 year old
        am 5″3″ i bin 83 pounds all my life
        CB1 works <3 :) its was time to put a little fat on my bones

    • Estella

      I have to agree with mom because I am a mother also. I am a 28 years old mother of two, 5’10, and weigh 105. It’s really genetics of why people body types are this way. I use to model but don’t anymore now that I am a mommy. Now I am ready to put on a few pounds because I want to improve my slim body image. I was looking for articles to find positives reviews on the product. The comments below has made my choice a little easer (not his article).

  2. Amanda I agree with you, people just don’t understand. I’m desperate to put on weight and can’t stand peeople looking at me. I can understand how obese people feel, expcept in reverse.

    Have a small apetite and feel full easily. Been taking CB1 for about two months now and the angry tainer dude is right and the claims are a bit on the extreme side. But with this being said, I’ve put on about 7 pounds in two months thanks to CB1. This product seriously makes me eat.

    As for getting fat angry trainer dude, you’re wrong. Feeling like I’m beginning to look like a normal guy now. I’ve started to train regularly which is really helping me gain.

    So take it easy on ripping this product to shreds, it is only natural after all and I feel much better putting this in my body than prescription medication (of which the only one for weight gain is for people who have been dianosed with HIV – and I’m certainly not buying that from my pharmacy).

    • this angry trainer doesn’t know what he is talking about…My question to you trainer is have you taken the pill? I didnt hear you say you did so how do you know it doesn’t work. Ive seen videos of people who have actually gain weight in there before and after videos. people like you want others to be thin..I say it’s there money screw you get a life

      • Nick

        Awesome reply man! I’m 23 years old 6′ 2″ and was about 135-140 lbs 3 months ago. I gained about 30 lbs taking CB1 and eating more than I usually did before but my problem was a high metabolism and I always ate a lot everyday. I tried everything I could to gain weight like protein powders to working out and only would gain a few lbs a month. CB1 really works and this Angry Trainer dude is a dumbass who just wants people to suffer from being thin and weak so he can look better and so he can make people believe CB1 doesn’t work! I promise you if I can gain weight on CB1 anybody can! I never thought I would get any bigger and my dream has come true. Thanks CB1 for the awesome product and thanks for being made in the United States Of America by Americans!

  3. Thanks Glenn. Its good to know someone’s gained from this. I actually started pushing myself at the Ymca in free weights to try building mass. I love how it makes me feel, but its not enough by itself. Some days I feel like my hearts going to give out if I push to hard. But I love feeling “in control” for a short period of time of my own body and mind.
    Thanks! Seriously for bringing another person like me to my attention. I’m working to start helping others like us.

    • Sara

      Amanda, i just ordered Cb1 today so I’m hoping to get it in this week. I walk 2 miles everyday. In your comment you stated you feel like your heart might jump out of your chest. My question to you is, does the pill make your heart rate go up or is that just bc you are pushing yourself so hard at the gym?

  4. As you correctly pointed out in your review, cannabinoids are well-known to stimulate appetite. CB-1 Weight Gainer is novel in that it derives cannabinoids (alkamides, and more specifically isobutylamides) from two Echinacea species. Supragenix has a proprietary manufacturing process. Each batch of CB-1 undergoes extraction and testing by high performance chromatography (HPLC) by an independent third-party laboratory. We are the only company in the industry doing this, ensuring that CB-1 contains cannabinoid concentrations far higher than any other product commercially available.

    You expressed concern that “without a proper exercise program you’ll just get fat.” While it is true that a large portion of weight gain is often fat mass, numerous studies have specifically looked at the effects of overfeeding and demonstrated that when sedentary individuals are fed a calorie surplus, a surprisingly large portion of the weight gained is lean body mass (FFM). Norgan and Durnin (1) found that, on average, 42% of weight gain was lean mass, Diaz et al (2) found 39% was lean mass, Bouchard at al (3) found 33% was lean mass, and Forbes et al (4) found that 51% was lean mass. Across these 4 studies, an average of 41% of weight gained was lean mass, with no exercise. Diaz et al (2) also reported results on individual subjects, which showed that a quarter of them gained more lean mass than fat mass (>50%), again in the absence of exercise. Of course, resistance training will improve this partitioning to muscle tissue.

    It’s worth noting that a majority of CB-1 customers are underweight and merely seeking to attain a normal bodyweight, not a muscular physique. For these customers, a normal partitioning ratio as described above would be expected (and has been observed) to produce very satisfactory results. For those seeking to gain muscle, or gain weight in particular areas of the body, we provide direction in a complementary weight gain guidebook we ship with each order. For example, we state that “If your goal is to gain as much muscle tissue as possible, you should be engaged in a serious strength training program.” We also explain that “The pattern for how you gain weight varies from person to person. CB-1 doesn’t change where you as an individual gain weight, it just makes your weight gain easier and faster. If you’d like to gain weight in a particular body part, we recommend doing resistance exercises with that body part.”

    In your review you ask, “Plus what exactly will you be eating with your newfound hunger pangs?” This is an excellent question which we devote several pages to in the complementary guidebook. As a personal trainer, you can probably appreciate how challenging it is for some people to “bulk” on a healthy, “clean” diet, especially with the calorie demands of rigorous training. We explain in the guidebook that CB-1 is a great product for increasing your overall ability to eat healthy foods that are often hard to over-consume. While food selection is important when it comes to weight gain, even more important is eating enough calories to gain weight in the first place, and this is really what CB-1 targets. CB-1 can help you consume more of whatever your diet is comprised of.

    You ask how eating more food will give women “curves in all the right places.” We don’t guarantee results, but rather draw on typical weight gain distribution patterns in females. While it’s certainly possible to gain weight anywhere, including the gut (which you mention in your review), this would not be characteristic of the female ‘gynoid’ pattern. On this topic, our website explains that “Results are not guaranteed. Weight gain distribution patterns in men and women are under the regulation of sex hormones. Women have higher estrogen levels, which promotes storage in the lower-body, with a tendency to gain weight in the hips, buttocks, and thighs. Men have higher testosterone levels, which promotes storage in the upper-body, with a tendency to gain weight in the form of muscle tissue. Individual results vary.”

    The last question you raise is how CB-1 slows metabolic rate. While this may seem absurd at first, consider that numerous substances are known to elevate metabolic rate, including ephedrine and caffeine, green tea, and capsaicin.(5) These compounds and others are frequently used as weight loss aids, collectively referred to as “thermogenics”. Less well-known are substances that reduce metabolic rate, sometimes referred to as “hypothermic agents.” These include many second generation antipsychotics (which studies frequently show lead to weight gain), fever-reducing agents (which reduce thermogenesis in an obvious way), anesthetics, and cannabinoids (including those produced naturally by the body). Over 40 years ago, researchers proclaimed that “The tetrahydrocannabinols are among the most potent hypothermic agents known.”(6) A recent research review explains that “administration of exogenous [cannabinoids] causes not only increased food intake, but also a reduction in body temperature (an energy-conserving state).”(7) Similar to how thermogenics can be used to enhance weight loss, hypothermic agents can be used to enhance weight gain, especially in light of the fact that many who struggle to gain weight have overactive metabolisms (e.g. hyperthyroidism, excessive non-exercise activity thermogenesis, etc).

    1. Norgan NG, Durnin JV. The effect of 6 weeks of overfeeding on the body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism of young men. Am J Clin Nutr. 1980;33(5):978-88.
    2. Diaz EO, Prentice AM, Goldberg GR, Murgatroyd PR, Coward WA. Metabolic response to experimental overfeeding in lean and overweight healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. 1992;56(4):641-55.
    3. Bouchard C, Tremblay A, Després JP, et al. The response to long-term overfeeding in identical twins. N Engl J Med. 1990;322(21):1477-82.
    4. Forbes GB, Brown MR, Welle SL, Lipinski BA. Deliberate overfeeding in women and men: energy cost and composition of the weight gain. Br J Nutr. 1986;56(1):1-9.
    5. Diepvens K, Westerterp KR, Westerterp-plantenga MS. Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007;292(1):R77-85.
    6. Haavik CO. Profound hypothermia in mammals treated with tetrahydrocannabinols, morphine, or chlorpromazine. Fed Proc. 1977;36(12):2595-8.
    7. Sharkey KA, Pittman QJ. Central and peripheral signaling mechanisms involved in endocannabinoid regulation of feeding: a perspective on the munchies. Sci STKE. 2005;2005(277).
    The content of this post is (C)opyright 2012 Supragenix

  5. So supragemnix,
    Are you willing to make me a lab rat for other gastroparesis patients?
    I have a great herbalist that’s believes in my and has met my children.
    Would you like to put it to the test? I’ll log everything. I just want to help others like me.

  6. God forbid its a natural pill which helps you gain weight!That’s just absurd you have to get off your butt and do some work to look good an be healthy. So what if it has something like thc in it? It doesn’t mess you up,or make u fail drug test or whatever your worried about. I love how ppl complain but doesn’t state facts to back it up.Jeez,ppl will complain no matter what…nothing is easy in life. Why dont ppl just look it up on Wikipedia,its much easier and you can make your own conclusion ab the product.

  7. This pill had made me gain 6 pounds of month. If you don’t want to look fat, then work out. I take these pills cause it makes me gain weight faster. I think it works well I’m not going to lie.

  8. I’m under weight by a lot and can’t gain any weight. I’m in the military and below the weight standards. So, I’m really desperate. This won’t make me pop on a drug test or create a false positive will it? A few people have said that they have gained around 6 lbs which is enough for me. I’m going to buy this after I figure out if it will make me test positive or not. Thanks for the replies everyone.

  9. I’m 46 and have always been thin, even after two children, and have always desperately wanted to gain weight. About 10 years ago I started gearing my workouts to certain parts of my body by lifting weights. I’ve always been told by ppl older than me to not take anything to gain weight because as I get older the weight will come. (When you lift weights to gain muscle you will also gain an appitite and eat much more than usual). And at this age I’m glad I didn’t take anything at a younger age because I’d probably have a big ole gut by now. I say do things the natural way, just don’t know wts in these products now days. If you have an illness and need the extra weight, well I dont know, I can’t speak on that one.

  10. I’m 15 and I’m 98 pounds. For some people, I’m average size, for others I’m underweight. I can’t stand being underweight! Others are always saying how lucky I am to be so skinny, but the truth is, it’s extremely difficult to be skinny and try to gain weight. Trying to gain weight is difficult when you lose your appetite so quickly. I would like to know if this supplement can honestly help me gain weight.

  11. I am 36 and I have 4 adult teenage kids. I am perfectly healthy. When I researched my weight and height, studies show that my weight is where it suppose to be but I did not feel happy with how I look. I felt like I was under weight and I was not happy with my weight no matter how much others say I was a nice size. I decided to take CB-1 as of January 9, ,2013 and my starting weight was 133 lbs. In 5 days with eating the right amount of calories and working out; I gained 6 lbs. I have a goal weight that is based on my happiness. Not the happiness and opinons of others. You have some larger framed people that probably wouldn’t look right small; the same way you have small frame people that probably wouldn’t look right big but it is all in how you balance it and how you feel when you look in the mirror. As long as you are healthy with your weight and you are happy with your appearance. You are never going to satisfy the opinion of others, so my advice is to go with the opinion that matter the most. Your OWN!! F.Y.I….To people that are not happy with being small. You have to look at media and social networking. The media always focus on weight loss and ways to loose weight but weight gain is so hidden because society has built minds that everyone wants to be small, slim and trim instead of being healthy and happy. Have a blessed new year!!

  12. Thank u all for your comments. Ive been trying to gain weight since high school im 5″2 and weigh 118. I tried working out but all I get is muscles which really doesnt look good cuz I look like a dude up top. But im naturally muscular. I bought this product last week and hoping I can get my woman figure. I have a question, if I get to the certain weight I want, can I stop taking the pills with no problems? Thanks

  13. What is so ridiculous about the products potential ability to reduce the metabolic rate and increase appetite? According to the “Common Sense” Chronicles, this is exactly how weight is gained.

  14. Thank you angry trainer for shining the light on the real ingredients. Do you think drinking echinnacea tea would be effective? That is much more affordable and enjoyable!! :). Two thumbs up for educating consumers.

  15. Nathaniel

    I have had issues gaining weight my whole life i finally got to 130 pounds to join the Military and now that im in i am losing weight yet again. I have tried many different types of pills and protein shakes and nothing seems to work. I have done a little research on this product and after many failed attempts why not go out on a limb and try it out. But my main concern is that if it is Military approved….. I cannot find a banned substance list and wondered if anyone out there with more knowledge then me could help me out.

  16. desiree

    im goin to give this pill a shot. ive struggled with weight gain for ever being that i have sicke cell anemia andnoticed there was a testimonial on the website with a girl who has sickle cell. the worst that can happen is it doesnt work and i lose 50$ but honestly its worth a shot.

  17. Oranges

    I hope you all are not actually falling for this garbage infomercial and taking this pill. This company is posting comments. That should raise red flags for you but most likely several of you commenting are also the company.

  18. Stephanie

    I’m 20 5″6 been skinny all my life I get the whole you to skinny you should eat all my life, people who think some people are skinny because they do not eat is stupid ass shit, skinny people eat, I myself consumed 5,000 healthy calorie foods and gained no weight, everyone’s body is different, and do not over feed your selves to gain weight high calorie foods are expensive.. so what cb 1 maybe work lots of people do not like being skinny, I do not like being a text ectormph

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