- Helps support healthy mood balance
- Helps promote healthy glucose metabolism
- Source of amino acids involved in muscle protein synthesis
5-Hydroxytryptophan (“5-HTP”) is a naturally-occurring amino acid precursor to serotonin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(per vegetable capsule):
5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia, seed, synthetic) 18.75 mg
Chromium (Chromium nicotinate glycinate, synthetic) 15 mcg
L-Glutamine (L-Glutamine, synthetic) 93.75 mg
L-Tyrosine (L-Tyrosine, synthetic) 187.5 mg
L-phenylalanine (DL-Phenylalanine, synthetic) 250 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride, synthetic) 9.375 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, synthetic) 125 mg
Hypromellose, stearic acid, rice flour, magnesium stearate, medium-chain triglycerides, and silicon dioxide.