Symptoms, conditions and causes

Wha are the causes for loose skin?

Your skin is an organ. As you get more healthy, your skin heals. The only way you can get sagging or loose skin is if you lose weight unhealthily.

Cause #1: Low levels of human growth hormone (HGH)

Human growth hormone can be considered as an anti-aging hormone. Most of its functions have to do with protein: prevention of muscle-mass loss, strengthening the joints, and providing a healthy skin condition. If your body is not producing enough human growth hormone this can create loose skin.


Avoid the following things:

  • things or people that stress you out

  • carbs and sweets

  • snacking

  • too much protein in your diet

  • overtraining

  • alcohol

  • not sleeping

Do the following to increase HGH:

  • high-intensity interval training

  • an intermittent fasting plan

  • the Healthy Keto® diet

  • improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • support your liver

Cause #2: High stress

You need certain amino acids and proteins for the healthy state of your skin. If you are undergoing a lot of stress from day to day, this can result in overproduction of cortisol (stress- regulating hormone) which will lower the absorption of vital nutrients by your skin. The solution for that would be to support your body with good nutrition and increase stress tolerance.


  • Take vitamin B1:

• nutritional yeast

• benfotiamine

  • Improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Avoid things and people that stress you out

  • Take long walks outside daily (at least 45 minutes)

Cause #3: Insulin resistance

Insulin is a hormone that allows cells to receive needed fuel, protein and collagen. When you consume too many carbs and eat frequently over some period of time you may develop insulin resistance. This is the condition where your cells are resisting excess Insulin (because it was produced too much due to carbs and frequent eating). This will result in starvation of the cells and affect your skin, making it loose.


  • Avoid sugar and refined carbs

  • Avoid snacking

  • Avoid alcohol

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Cause #4: Low stomach acidity

If your stomach acidity is low, you can have loose, sagging skin. It takes a high stomach acidity to be able to absorb food and needed nutrients from it that support your skin. The best way to correct low acidity is to take apple cider vinegar and betaine hydrochloride before your meals.


  • Take apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

  • Take betaine hydrochloride

How to prevent sagging during weight loss:

As long as you’re losing weight healthily, your skin will adapt to the weight loss. You want
to lose weight gradually, and have the skin get toned that way. The best way to lose weight and prevent sagging skin is to do the Healthy Keto® diet as well as intermittent fasting. Make sure you consume high-quality foods with plenty of nutrients and vitamins in them.

Other causes for loose skin:

• Diabetes

Last updated: Jun 14, 2023 14:48 PM