What is Appethyl?
Have you ever had someone tell you to "eat your spinach"?
Most people probably have, and rightly so: spinach has many health benefits.
However, eating spinach won’t help you gain control of your appetite the way Appethyl® does.
The secret behind Appethyl® lies in it the patented process involved in manufacturing this clinically-effective ingredient, freeing the thylakoids from inside the plant cells.
Thylakoids are essentially little pouches located in the chloroplasts of green leaves, with the ability to trigger satiety signals in us, using the body’s own satiety system.
Spinach is particularly rich in thylakoids, and therefore the chosen raw material for Appethy l®.
Appethyl® is pure spinach carefully treated to free the thylakoids hidden inside – a patented, clinically-effective, all-natural and literally green product with profound health benefits.
All-Natural Patented Clinically-Tested Green Product (with profound health benefits)
Clinical studies found ProSpinach Appethyl to:
√ Assists in glucose balance
√ Aids with proper cholesterol levels
√ Acts as a probiotic
√ Prolongs uptake of carbohydrates
√ Delays absorption of fats
√ Promotes body weight reduction
√ Reduces waist circumference
√ Cuts Hunger up to 25%
√ Reduce cravings up to 95%
√ Feel effects as soon as day one
"After three days Shane has lost 6 lbs. and I lost 3. I think a good start!!!" Linda L.
"I noticed a difference from day 1! I was so excited about curbing my cravings. I have craved sugar for a very long time. Everyday I go out of my way to buy an afternoon candy bar but since taking ProSpinach, I don't even think about it. When I went to dinner with my husband I ordered a dessert and took 2 bites and was done. Even that didn't taste very good. I have lost 3 lbs. in a week and have not consciously done anything to my diet." Z. Christiansen
"spinach extract (ProSpinach) wipes out sugar cravings using your body's own natural hunger-suppressing hormones" Fred Pescatore MD
"I am currently using Pro Spinach Appethyl Berry Flavored powder. I had reached a plateau with my weight loss and felt stuck. One of my problems has been after dinner snacking on sugary treats, chips, etc. I use the Pro Spinach powder at lunch and at dinner and it takes away the cravings for all those unhealthy snacks I was eating right before I went to bed. I am starting to lose weight again and I’m sure I can get the last 10 lbs. off by using Pro Spinach. I was a little concerned about the taste because to be honest, I don’t care for spinach. It has a great flavor! There is a hint of spinach flavor but not much and the berry flavor is the primary taste." C Olsen
"This is a great supplement powder for my morning smoothies! It definitely helps to curb hunger and reduce cravings. There's 5 grams of appethyl per scoop. This powder is top quality, all natural and made in the USA. I'm really trying to get back on track with the whole healthy diet and exercise lifestyle and this product is helping me kickstart my adventure nicely. I love the berry flavor too - it helps the smoothie flavor out. I'm very happy with this Appethyl and will be a repeat customer!" Natasia K.
“I believe that Appethyl is special,” said Dr. Frank Greenway, lead researcher on the study and chief medical officer of Pennington Biomedical’s Outpatient Clinic. “It is a safe food made from spinach that decreases hunger and decreases desire for salt, both key attributes that could be beneficial for people trying to maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure.”
“Appethyl has the ability to assist people in cutting their daily caloric intake,” said Candida Rebello, registered dietitian and one of Pennington Biomedical’s researchers on the study. “In 90 percent of adults, weight gain can be a consequence of overeating by just 100 calories a day. Appethyl can aid in preventing that weight gain by helping cut cravings and thereby the number of calories consumed.”
The thylakoids’ profound effects on appetite control were first discovered by Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Professor of Medicine and Physiological Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden. In her own words: “It is about making use of the time it takes to digest our food. There is nothing wrong with our digestive system, but it doesn’t work well with the modern ‘pre-chewed’ food. The thylakoids extend the digestion, producing a feeling of satiety and reducing hedonic hunger. This means that we are able to stick to the diet we are meant for without snacks and unnecessary foods like sweets, crisps and such”.
How It Works
Appethyl® is pure spinach carefully treated to free the thylakoids hidden inside, providing a patented, clinically-effective, all-natural and literally green product with profound health benefits.
Clinical studies have shown that thylakoids reduce hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion so that the body’s own systems get time to signal to the brain that we are satisfied. They thereby help us stay satisfied longer, since the digestion process takes longer. A recent study shows that the reduction in hedonic hunger, which we often refer to as cravings for sugar and unhealthy foods or simply eating for pleasure, is a particularly strong effect of thylakoids.
In detail, what the studies have shown is that the thylakoids delay and slow down the digestion and absorption of both fats and carbohydrates. Through this action, the body’s satiety system is able to work the way it is supposed to: releasing satiety hormones that signal to the brain that we are satisfied. Modern processed food is often digested very quickly, hardly giving the satiety system a chance to work – and we are then rapidly hungry again.
Montelius C et al. British Journal of Nutrition 2011;106:836-44.
To date, several clinical studies evaluating the health benefits of thylakoids in humans have been completed by researchers at internationally well-renowned research institutions in Europe and USA, all demonstrating positive results.
In addition, there are six completed animal trials, all of which are positive as well. The study results on humans verify previously published study results on both animals and biochemical mechanisms.
In summary, the studies have shown that thylakoids reduce hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion so that the body’s own systems get time to signal to the brain that we are satisfied. They thereby help us stay satisfied longer, since the digestion process takes longer. A recent study shows that the reduction in hedonic hunger, which we often refer to as cravings for sugar and unhealthy foods or simply eating for pleasure, is a particularly strong effect of thylakoids.
In detail, what the studies have shown is that the thylakoids delay and slow down the digestion and absorption of fats primarily, but also of that of carbohydrates. Through this action, the body’s satiety system is able to work the way it is supposed to: releasing satiety hormones that signal to the brain that we are satisfied. Modern processed food is often digested very quickly, hardly giving the satiety system a chance to work, making us experience both hunger and cravings when we shouldn’t have to.
The published studies have been conducted at Lund University Biomedical Center in Sweden, and studies waiting to be published are from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, USA, and at the contract research organization Analyze & Realize in Berlin, Germany. Further clinical studies for EFSA 13.5 health claim applications are being conducted and proprietary to Greenleaf Medical, the company which owns the world-wide rights to Appethyl®.
The addition of thylakoids to energy-dense food promotes satiety signals and reduces insulin response during a single meal in man (Köhnke R L. A.-O., 2009). Addition of thylakoids has also been shown to suppress hunger motivation and increase CCK secretion as well as prevent postprandial hypoglycemia (Stenblom et. al. 2013).
More recent studies have further investigated and documented the influence on hedonic hunger. Palatable foods, particularly those high in fat and/or sugar, are often eaten in response to hedonic hunger – they are desirable as much for pleasure and satisfaction as for calories. The feelings generated by such foods reinforce the desire to eat them frequently and the recent publication in Appetite describes how Appethyl® decreases hedonic hunger (Montelius et. al. 2014).
- Aileen Vazquez