SCIENCE STUFF – MUNCHASSIST
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HUNGER AND CRAVINGS
When your stomach is empty the body produces a hormone known as ghrelin which signals the brain to tell your body that you are hungry. Once your body has consumed enough food your body produces leptin through its fat cells which triggers a satiety effect that notifies the brain that you are full. The growing problem with this is that as you consume too many calories, your body creates more
Fat cells within causing an overabundance of leptin being released in your body creating leptin resistance and making leptin ineffective at regulating hunger control and the feeling of being full.
THC is known to mimic the effects of ghrelin and act on the same cannabinoid receptors within the body to trigger hunger whether you are actually full or not (which is why there are so many benefits to THC use in terminally ill patients or those unable to eat due to lack of appetite from being sick). THC can also trigger the body to release more leptin making it even harder for your body to control hunger and can lead to overeating and indulging which can have an overabundance of negative effects such as insulin spikes, weight gain, lethargy and more.
Munchassist combines select ingredients target these pain points
Gymnema Sylvestre contains Gymnemic acids, which is best known for its effects on preventing the taste buds from being activated by sugar molecules as well as limiting the absorption of these molecules by the intestines. This helps to limit cravings for sweets and reducing absorption of sugar into cells, ultimately regulating blood glucose levels. Our formula includes a Gymnema extract containing 25% Gymnemic acid making it more concentrated than many others on the market.
Dandelion root is known to help with water retention which may help you out with bloating and gas control. It is also known to have a satiate effect which may be helpful during the munchies and late night cravings by helping you feel fuller faster.
5-HTP has been shown to help regulate food intake, especially carbohydrates as well as aid in weight loss. 5-HTP is the immediate precursor to serotonin which plays a vital role in regulating appetite, body temperature, mood, and the secretion of various hormones. When you consume food (especially sweets and sugar), your bodies’ natural response it to raise insulin levels to help bring nutrients to the cells. During this process the amino acid Tryptophan (one of the nine essential amino acids our body needs) is not absorbed and instead is sent to the brain to signal the release of serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter) causing a feeling of satisfaction and fullness. It is believed that by taking 5-HTP, you can increase your serotonin levels which in turn may help to regulate your appetite and sugar cravings as well as boost your overall mood and sense of well being
Cinnamon Bark is best known to help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. One of the most common causes for ghrelin release and hunger (mainly sugar cravings) is a sudden drop in blood sugar. By helping the body to regulate blood sugar levels, you may in turn help to limit these cravings.
Chromium and Vanadium are two trace minerals responsible for helping the body to manage the metabolism of glucose. Grains of paradise is included in this formula alongside cinnamon bark extract as activating brown fat tissue can help regulate blood sugar levels.
These two spices are known to have many health benefits such as antioxidant and mood boosting properties. They were included in this formula more so for their potential to aid in metabolism, thermogenesis and hunger control. By taking 5-HTP, you can increase your serotonin levels which in turn may help to regulate your appetite and sugar cravings as well as boost your overall mood and sense of well being. Lemon Balm Extract: Lemon Balm Extract is known to cause calming effects and help with relaxation, mood and mental balance. It is added to comp
WEIGHT GAIN CONTROL
Aframomum melegueta (Guinea-pepper, also known as Grains of Paradise) is very common in many fat burners and weight loss products for its toted ability to help activate brown fat tissue which is supposed to be responsible for activating the bodies caloric expenditures (burn more calories) which should lead to faster weight loss. Grains of paradise is included in this formula alongside cinnamon bark extract as activating brown fat tissue can help regulate blood sugar levels. By targeting this on multiple angles (other ingredients help as well) should not only help to regulate cravings but also balance out energy levels and make it easier for the body to utilise fat storage for energy