What You Should Know
Appestat is a diet supplement offered by Hammer Nutrition. This product promises that it will extinguish an overactive appetite, boost the rate at which the body is able to metabolize fat, and decrease the ability of carbohydrates to break down and convert to fat. It maintains that it will do all this, as well as help to improve overall mood, without relying on possibly unhealthy stimulant ingredients.
List of Ingredients
Zinc, Chromium Polynicotinate, Iodine, 5-hydroxytrypophan, Garcinia Cambogia fruit extract, Magnesium Stearate, Plant cellulose.
The Appestat is a region of the brain which some doctors believe is responsible for the hunger reflex in humans. Naming a product after that region would lead the consumer to believe that something in the productís formula had a specific effect on that part of the brain and its function. However, there is nothing in the formula for Hammer Nutritionís Appestat capsules that meets that criterion. 5-hydroxytrypophan (5-HTP) is a plant derived precursor to serotonin. Like serotonin it claims to enhance sleep length and quality; it is also said to increase the release of growth hormones and reduce sugar cravings. Unfortunately there is currently no research to prove that 5-HTP has any effect on overall appetite. The same is true of HCA, the alleged appetite suppressing ingredient in the Garcinai Cambogia fruit. The rest of the Appestat formula consists of ingredients which, while good for overall health, are readily available in a typical multivitamin. Appestat is supposed to be timed to be taken one hour before both lunch and dinner; it should also be taken in a cycle of three weeks of use and one week without taking the capsules, which might be annoying to those with a busy schedule who donít want to keep track of supplement consumption. The capsules, at $29.95 for 90 capsules, are available on the official Hammer Nutrition website, as well as at a few vitamin retail sites online.<\p>
- Appestat contains a number of overall healthy ingredients such as Zinc, Chromium, and Iodine.
- There is a limited 30 day money back guarantee for Appestat on the Hammer Nutrition website.
- The Appestat formula is Gluten Free.
- Appestat must be taken as directed one hour before meals and in a cycle of three weeks on and one week off, so its use requires more attention than simply taking a capsule each morning.
- There are no proven fat burners or appetite suppressants in the formula for Appestat.
- There is no clinical research or customer testimonials offered to back up the claims made by Appestat.
Appestat supplements offer the implied promise of working with the hunger control area of the brain to suppress appetite as well as to accomplish a variety of other functions which are standard diet aid goals. However, there is nothing in the listed ingredients which has been shown to have the ability to achieve any of the claims made about this product. The wise consumer would be better off to seek out a product which contains proven ingredients to burn fat and reduce appetite that are backed by clinical research and customer testimonials.