contains key amino acids to support the biosynthesis of
neutrotransmitters involved in appetite control, carbohydrate or fat
cravings, and mood. Chromium is present to support healthy glucose
metabolism and support food in-take regulation.
5-Hydroxytryptophan ("5-HTP") is
a naturally-occurring amino acid precursor to serotonin. Numerous
studies during the '90s, including those randomized, double-blind, and
placebo-controlled, confirmed the safety and efficacy of 5-HTP in
reducing appetite and food intake in obese healthy and
non-insulin-dependent diabetic individuals. A 2006 study in mice
concluded, "5-HTP-induced anorexia may be mediated by facilitation of
leptin secretion." Vitamins B6 and C are important cofactors in the
5-HTP to serotonin pathway. Among the several serotonin receptors thus
identified, the 5HT2C receptors are suspected in control of food intake.
Mice without this receptor exhibit increased food intake and become
is a combination of the d- and the I- forms of this essential amino
acid. Phenylalanine suppresses appetite by regulating the release of
cholecystokinin, which in turns signals satiety in the brain.
D-phenylalanine increases endorphins, while L-phenylalanine is an
amphetamine-like stimulatory compound. DLPA has been found to elevate
mood, curb appetite and reduce pain.*
an essential amino acid is needed for conversion into the catecholamine
neurotransmitters stress depletes: dopamine, norepinephrine, and
epinephrine. It is also a precursor for thyroxine. Doctors use tyrosine
as a mood elevator, to increase alertness after sleep deprivation and as
an appetite suppressant; although support for the latter appears
well-recognized for gut and immune support, has also been espoused to
reduce carbohydrate cravings and support alcohol withdrawal, although
the mechanism of action for these benefits is not known. *
as chromium picolinate is widely used to optimize insulin function;
thereby preventing swings in blood glucose levels that may be
responsible for carbohydrate cravings. The mineral in the form present
was indeed demonstrated to reduce carbohydrate cravings in a
double-blind, placebo-controlled study.*
Take two capsules before breakfast and two capsules before 3 PM, or use
as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not take after 3 PM.
your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have, or suspect you
have, a medical condition or are taking prescription drugs for
depression, migraines, Parkinson's disease, or psychiatric disorders.
Not for use by children.
not use with other dietary supplements containing L-tryptophan, 5-HTP,
St. John's wort, SAMe, or Hawaiian baby woodrose. Do not take if you
are, or suspect you are, pregnant or if you are lactating.
DOES NOT CONTAIN:
Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish,
peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified
organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or
STORAGE: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any diseases.