A study conducted at Lund University by lead researcher Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, MD, PhD found that people who were trying to lose weight and used the spinach extract Appethyl daily lost more than 40 percent more weight than those who took a placebo.
In this clinical trial, overweight women either took a daily five gram dose of Appethyl or drank a control drink immediately before breakfast. Researchers found that the weight of the women ingesting Appethyl decreased 43 percent more than those ingesting the control drink, according to BioSpace.com.
This is one of three studies that also compared the effects of Appethyl after 90 days with effects after the first dose and found no change in results over time. One study showed that Appethyl reduced hunger by 25 percent four hours after consumption, in addition to reducing thoughts about food by 33 percent, BioSpace.com notes.
Another recent study showed a reduction in the subjects’ food cravings, particularly for unhealthy foods, with a decrease in cravings for sweets and chocolates of up to 95 percent.
Made from spinach, Appethyl is processed to free thylakoids that are inside the spinach cells and make them active the moment the supplement is ingested. The spinach extract helps users control their appetite and adopt healthier eating habits by slowing down the absorption of fat and glucose into the body, thereby increasing the body’s primary satiety or fullness hormone, making a person feel fuller longer.