Hordenine - Glossary

Hordenine

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A biogenic amine found in a number of plants, including barley and several species of cacti.  It’s alleged to be beneficial for fat/weight loss, due to its ability to stimulate the release of norepinephrine, although there is no research to confirm this claim.  Hordenine (or “peyocactin” – as it was known) has antibiotic activity and was shown to inhibit the activity of penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The chemical name for hordenine is N,N-Dimethyltyramine.  Hordenine is also found in trace amounts in Citrus aurantium (bitter orange).

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