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Promilin®

A proprietary Fenugreek extract from TSI Health Sciences, that’s standardized to provide 20% 4-hydroxyisoleucine.  TSI claims its in-house, pilot studies show Promilin can help reduce glucose concentrations in “healthy, non-diabetic individuals” without affecting insulin levels – but their data is not available on their web site; nor has it been published in any peer-reviewed...

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Slimaluma®

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Picamilon

A niacin-bound derivative of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (it’s also spelled pikamilon). Picamilon has been extensively investigated in Russia, but little researched in the West. It allegedly increases cerebral blood flow and induces a state of relaxation, without...

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Phenylalanine

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Sida cordifolia

Also known as Country Mallow and “Bala”. Sida cordifolia is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments.  In-vitro and animal studies have shown it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.  In the West, it’s best known as an alternate source of ephedrine...

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Phenethylamine (PEA)

Also known as beta-phenethylamine or 2-phenethylamine.  PEA is a biogenic amine synthesized from the amino acid phenylalanine.  Although it’s found in a number of foods, chocolate is the best-known source of dietary PEA.  PEA was once thought to be the reason people are “chocoholics (due to its mood-elevating properties); but it’s too rapidly metabolized to be very effective. Phenethylamine is the...

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