Metabolaid is a proprietary combined extract of hibiscus and lemon verbena
Botanical ingredient producer Monteloeder has announced the results of research on the effects of its Metabolaid ingredient on satiety. The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled human intervention study reportedly demonstrated the ingredient can be effective in increasing satiety effects and reducing food cravings.
Metabolaid is a proprietary combined extract of hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora), botanical ingredients with high polyphenol content.
The study was done with overweight individuals and, following 60 days of supplementation at 500 mg/day, demonstrated a decrease in appetite sensation, a marked reduction in calorie intake and improved lipidemic profile.
In the study, decreased appetite sensation was established during several hours after a meal, coinciding with increased satiety, and resulting in less food intake for the supplementation group. The study also demonstrated a decrease in leptin levels, while GLP-1 (which helps induce satiety) levels were increased. Decreased LDL cholesterol, increased HDL cholesterol and decreased fat mass were also detected in the supplementation group. Researchers are now developing further studies to examine the variations in hormones and other markers observed in the study.
According to a study published in Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, nearly half (48%) of adult Americans surveyed reported gaining weight during the pandemic.
“We are thrilled to see the positive results of this study, which further enable us to confidently deliver a proven solution that provides the added support that so many consumers need right now in helping to keep hunger in check and effectively manage healthy weight,” said Dr Jonathan Jones, CSO at Monteloeder. “Previous studies of Metabolaid have demonstrated its efficacy in activating AMPK, supporting healthy weight and blood pressure, and optimising lipid metabolism. These latest positive conclusions on satiety provide additional validation for Metabolaid as an effective natural ingredient for weight management and active lifestyle supplements.”