✔ Helps Promote Healthy Glucose Metabolism
✔ Assists In The Process Of Withdrawal From Carbohydrates
✔ Assists With Withdrawal From Antidepressant Medications
✔ A Source Of Amino Acids Involved In Muscle Protein Synthesis
Clear Krave contains a synergistic blend of ingredients specially selected for assistance with cravings for carbohydrates. It is suggested that the addiction to carbohydrates is common in nearly three quarters of overweight people. In some cases, the cause of the addiction may be linked to low levels of serotonin, our “feel good” hormone, that is raised when we consume starchy foods; but in most cases, the cause of this addiction can be related to excessive levels of insulin. The rise of insulin, created by certain types of foods, actually induces the addict to eat more carbs and to have incessant hunger. Using Clear Krave will assist in the process of withdrawal.
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. A 2006 study in mice concluded, “5-HTP-induced anorexia may be mediated by facilitation of leptin secretion.” 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.
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.
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 capsule: 5-HTP (Griffonia simplicifolia, seed) 18.75mg; Chromium (TRAACS Chromium nicotinate glycinate) 15mcg; L-glutamine 93.75mg; L-tyrosine 187.5mg; L-phenylalanine 250mg; Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 9.375mg; Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 125mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Hypromellose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, medium-chain triglycerides, silicon dioxide.
Recommended Dosage:Adults: Take 4 capsules two times a day before breakfast and before 3PM or as recommended by your health care practitioner. Do not take after 3PM. Use for a minimum of 1 week to see beneficial effects of mood balance.
Contraindications:Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months. Do not use if you have scleroderma, phenylketonuria, taking levodopa (used to treat Parkinson’s disease), or if you have tardive dyskinesia. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have diabetes or taking medication that affects blood glucose. If you are taking antidepressant drugs such as MAOI’s or SSRI’s, carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include but not limited to L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort, Hawaiian baby woodrose, antidepressants, pain killers, over the counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or drowsiness. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.