Brain Power

Brain Power


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  • 120 vegetarian capsules
  • Supports production of healthy brain chemistry involved in elevating mood and curbing appetite
  • Helps promote healthy glucose metabolism and stabilizing blood glucose levels that may be responsible for carb cravings
  • Source of amino acids involved in muscle protein synthesis
  • Helps support healthy mood balance

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.[1,2,3] A 2006 study in mice
concluded, “5-HTP-induced anorexia may be mediated by facilitation of
leptin secretion.”4 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 obese.*5
DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) is a combination of the d- and the l- 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.*
L-Tyrosine, 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 anecdotal.*6
L-Glutamine, 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.*[7,8]
Chromium, 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.*[9,10]


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