A Sample of Studies Behind the Sugar-Zen Formula
For the past two decades there has been increasing research published on food-based nutrients and their impact on human health. Because these basic nutrients cannot be patented, and therefore cannot make anyone millions, often these food-based ingredients are not of interest to large vitamin or pharmaceutical companies and are not studied commercially. Thankfully, academic institutions and medical journals continue to look at how we can benefit from these nutrients and how they are best delivered.
Sugar-Zen began when the founders came across a study where mice were fed caprylic acid, a medium-chain fatty acid and a key ingredient in Sugar-Zen derived from coconut. The mice instantly ate 40% less food. (Physiol Behav. 2006 Feb 28;87(2):388-95. Institute of Animal Sciences, ETH Zurich, 8603 Schwerzenbach, Switzerland. ) The outcome is promising for those looking for natural ways to curb sugar cravings and suppress appetite.
Further research led to the Sugar-Zen team identifying several other studies relating to the impact on reducing cravings and appetite control. It became very clear that some of the healthy fatty acids found in coconut and other everyday foods had shown to significantly reduce sugar cravings and assist with weight loss efforts and dieting. The formulation team then used this information to identify several nutrients that, when delivered properly later in the digestion process, significantly help people to stop eating sugar with a simple combination of natural, food-based ingredients. Here are a few examples:
Fatty acid oxidation in the energostatic control of eating—A new idea
Appetite, Volume 51, Issue 3, November 2008, Pages 446-451
Fatty acid oxidation (FAO) has been implicated in the control of eating.
Control of food intake by fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis
Nutrition, Volume 15, Issue 9, September 1999, Pages 704-714
Fatty acid oxidation seems to provide an important stimulus for metabolic control of food intake.
Food intake after intragastric meals of short-, medium-, or long-chain triglyceride
Physiology & Behavior, Volume 28, Issue 5, May 1982, Pages 921-926
Carol A. Maggio, Henry S. Koopmans
When animals were allowed to feed 20 min after infusion, there was an immediate reduction of food intake.