Appetite Control
Weight Management

Appetite Control

Appetite include physical hunger, subjective appetite (desire to eat) and satiety. These aspects are controlled and regulated by hormones (leptin, ghrelin, serotonin, etc.) that act in the gastrointestinal tract and in the brain through negative feedback. In addition to hormones, appetite is also influenced by metabolic factors, hydration, blood glucose, intestinal motility, among others. The nutraceuticals that influence appetite are those that regulate the hormones involved, assist in satiety, benefit the gastrointestinal tract, improve blood glucose, among others.

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Scientific articles
There does appear to be a reasonably effective suppression in appetite noted with 5-HTP supplementation within the higher dosage range, which tends to decrease food intake.
Studies that report appetite note that there's a big decrease after a meal containing psyllium (relative to no fiber ingestion) although it doesn't appear to be too remarkable in potency as overall food intake doesn't appear influenced.