Appetite Control | 3 Ways to Boost Weight Loss- Thomas DeLauer… Consulting, Business & Health – http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com
– 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a chemical that the body makes from tryptophan (an essential amino acid that you get from food).
5-HTP and Appetite
– Serotonin is a nervous system messenger, also called a neurotransmitter, with many functions in the body. One of those functions is that it can help to reduce appetite.
– In the body, 5–HTP crosses the blood–brain barrier and increases central nervous system (CNS) production of serotonin.
– Once the serotonin is produced it reduces or stops the hunger pangs. Two types of serotonin receptors (called 5–HT1B and 5–HT2C) have been specifically recognized as promoting serotonin–induced satiety. (1)
Chlorogenic Acid (CGA)
– Chlorogenic acid is a polyphenol antioxidant found in coffee.
– This antioxidant reduces blood glucose and insulin levels after a meal
– In one study, it was found that CGA acts to suppress body weight gain and visceral fat accumulation in mice.
– Reported that CGA is possibly effective against weight gain and fat accumulation by inhibition of fat absorption and activation of fat metabolism in the liver
– Oral administration of CGA (30 and 60 mg/kg/day) for 14 days dramatically reduced the level of hepatic TG in mice
– Another study investigated the effect of CGA on altering body fat in high-fat diet (37% calories from fat) induced obese mice
– Found that CGA significantly lowered body weight, visceral fat mass and plasma leptin, and insulin levels compared to the high-fat control group
– Also lowered lowered triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations.
– Chlorogenic acid significantly inhibited fatty acid synthase, while they increased fatty acid beta-oxidation
– Results suggested that CGA can improve body weight, lipid metabolism, and obesity-related hormones levels (5)
– Omega-3 fatty acids may suppress appetite because of their effect on leptin levels.
– Leptin is a hormone that affects appetite. When omega-3 fatty acid consumption is increased, leptin decreases, found a 2002 study published by the American Journal of Physiology
– Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because your body can’t make them. You have to get them from food or supplements.
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3) The effect of caffeine, green tea and tyrosine on thermogenesis and energy intake. – PubMed – NCBI. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17882140
4) Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea | Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ajpregu.physiology.org/content/292/1/R77
5) Roles of Chlorogenic Acid on Regulating Glucose and Lipids Metabolism: A Review. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/801457/
6) Greasing the Wheels of Managing Overweight and Obesity with Omega-3 Fatty Acids. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210336/
7) New Study Shows Omega-3s Reduce Appetite – NaturalNews.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com/024736_omega-3_omega-3s_research.html
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