Contains ingredients important for craving reduction, satiety, and breakdown of fat stores
N-acetyl-L-cysteine: Precursor to L-cysteine (1). L-cysteine is required for the synthesis of glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant (2).
L-phenylalanine: Amino acid that stimulates the release of cholecystokinin (3).* Cholecystokinin is a hormone that promotes satiety (3).
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaf extract (65% EGCG): Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a polyphenol in green tea that is thought to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation (4).* EGCG increases gene expression of lipolytic enzymes (4).*
5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract): 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) crosses the blood-brain barrier and is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin (5).*
Mucuna cochinchinensis seed extract (standardized to 99% L-DOPA): Natural source of L-DOPA (6). L-DOPA crosses the blood-brain barrier and the direct precursor to dopamine (7).
Coleus forskohlii root extract (38% forskolin): Stimulates production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) (8).* cAMP is important for the activation of hormone-sensitive lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat stores (9).*
Huperzia serrata aerial parts (standardized to 1% huperzine A): Huperzine A slows the breakdown of acetylcholine by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (10).* Acetylcholine is important for satiety and balancing dopaminergic signaling in the reward pathway (11).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.