Frequently Asked Questions
HOW ARE THYLAKOIDS INGESTED?
The secret behind Appethyl® lies in freeing the thylakoids, since they pass through our digestive system untouched when we eat the green leaves as they are.
Appethyl® is either an ingredient in a finished product, or, if served in its pure form, a green powder, ready to mix into, for example, a smoothie, soup or green drink.
As an ingredient, Appethyl® could be used in multiple ways: e.g. as a food supplement, a functional food, inserted into drinks or shots, juices, yogurts or meal replacements, soups or bars.
WHAT IS A THYLAKOID?
A thylakoid is a membrane-bound compartment inside chloroplasts and cyanobacteria found in spinach and other leafy greens. They are the site of the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, and have also been found to have profound effects on appetite control.
Spinach is particularly rich in thylakoids, and therefore the chosen raw material for Appethyl® – a spinach extract, carefully treated to free the thylakoids hidden inside, providing a patented, clinically-effective, all-natural and literally green product with profound health benefits.*
IS APPETHYL® SAFE TO TAKE?
Yes, Appethyl® is all-natural and safe when used as directed.
HOW DO THYLAKOIDS PLAY A PART IN APPETITE CONTROL?
Clinical studies have shown that Appethyl® helps reduce hunger and cravings by giving the body’s own satiety signals time to work*, thereby helping you make healthy food choices and stick to a healthy diet.
The thylakoids’ profound effects on appetite control were first discovered by Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Professor of Medicine and Physiological Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden. In her own words:
“It is about making use of the time it takes to digest our food. There is nothing wrong with our digestive system, but it doesn’t work well with the modern ‘pre-chewed’ food. The thylakoids extend the digestion, producing a feeling of satiety and reducing hedonic hunger. This means that we are able to stick to the diet we are meant for without snacks and unnecessary foods like sweets, crisps and such”.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM EFFECTIVE DOSE OF APPETHYL®?
The clinical studies have shown that the minimum effective dose of Appethyl® is 5 grams, equal to a tablespoon of pure Appethyl®. If you are taking Appethyl® in a finished product, please see the directions for use provided on the package.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO TAKING APPETHYL®?
To date, there are no observed or reported adverse side effects to taking Appethyl®.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE APPETHYL®?
If you are taking Appethyl® in a finished product, please see the directions for use provided on the package.
If you are taking pure Appethyl®, one to two tablespoons a day is enough to help you control your appetite* and get into healthy eating habits. In the clinical studies, the participants took 5 grams a day (equal to one tablespoon), at breakfast, and found it kept both hunger and cravings away for the whole day.
An important note: The thylakoids need a certain amount of fat to free their full potential. If you are taking Appethyl® with a green drink or smoothie, add a tablespoon of your choice of oil (e.g. olive, rapeseed or sunflower). If taken in a meal, make sure the meal is not completely fat free.
WHAT DOES APPETHYL® DO?
Appethyl® is clinically-tested and shown to have numerous benefits including significantly reducing hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion so that the body’s own systems get time to signal to the brain that we are satisfied*. It thereby helps us stay fuller, longer*, since the digestion process takes longer. A recent study shows that the reduction in hedonic hunger, which we often refer to as cravings for sugar and unhealthy foods – or simply eating for pleasure – is a particularly strong effect of thylakoids.