Below we take an in-depth look at Appethyl, to see just how good it is as a weight loss supplement.
Appethyl is a bright green powder that is derived solely from spinach. The spinach has been processed to be high in thylakoids, which are found naturally in spinach but are not very accessible without being processed properly first. These thylakoids are thought to suppress the appetite and to reduce cravings for some unhealthy foods, especially sweet and sugary snacks.
The manufacturers state:
When served in its pure form, Appethyl is a green powder, ready to mix into a smoothie, soup, or a green drink. Clinically-tested and shown to reduce hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion, thereby helping you stay fuller, longer. A recent study shows that the reduction of hedonic hunger is a particularly strong effect of Appethyl. The spinach that ends up in Appethyl is carefully processed in a proprietary and patent pending method, in order to free the actives that are inside the spinach cells, making them readily available to the body. The use of plant cell membranes for appetite control is patented world-wide as well as being granted in the US and other countries.
Ingest 1 sachet in water or juice before or at the beginning of a meal, preferably a meal containing some fat, or as part of a replacement shake.
May work better with a blender or shaker bottle.
Appethyl is manufactured by Green Leaf Medical, a Swedish research and development company, which develops and sells natural ingredients with well-documented health benefits on the global nutraceutical market.
Appethyl is described as ‘the all-natural spinach extract’, which ‘helps reduce hunger and cravings.’
The only ingredient used in Appethyl is a powdered spinach extract that is high in Thylakoids.
It is thought that one way that thylakoids work is by slowing down the digestion of fats in the stomach and intestines, which keep the consumer feeling fuller for longer. One of the researchers who investigated the benefits of thylakoids stated,
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.
It appears that when taking thylakoids alongside a source of fats, the digestion of these fats is slowed down. Whilst taking the supplement alongside breakfast will not affect food intake at breakfast, it may help dieters with appetite suppression and food choices (as swayed by cravings) during the rest of the day.
This ingredient appears to be an aid for dieters, rather than a weight loss supplement on its own. Consumers who are not following a reduced calorie diet plan whilst taking the product are unlikely to lose weight, but consumers following a diet plan may find they are better equipped to stick to the diet. Sticking to diets is a key problem in weight loss, as cravings and hunger often make it tempting to snack or cheat. This is why very extreme diets are difficult to follow in the long term.
The manufacturers state the following about potential side effects that could occur from taking Appethyl:
There are no observed or reported adverse side effects to taking Appethyl®. After all, it’s spinach!
Whilst some of the customer reviews have mentioned that Appethyl has an unpleasant taste and texture, there are far fewer mentions of any side effects occurring whilst taking the product. One customer did mention having stomach cramps after drinking a smoothie containing Appethyl, although they did state it could have been other ingredients used in the smoothie that caused the cramp. Another consumer noted that the product made them go to the bathroom more often.
Not suitable for those under the age of 18.
May not be suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Consult your doctor if you are unsure about the suitability of this product before purchase or consuming the product.
There are numerous reviews from consumers who have used Appethyl. These reviews are incredibly mixed, with some consumers noticing no appetite suppression and no weight loss, whilst others find that they lose significant amounts of weight whilst using the product alongside a calorie controlled diet, and that they have a noticeably reduced appetite. In general, the actual taste and texture of the product is the worst rated aspect of Appethyl. There are very few reported side effects.
Tasted terrible. I used the entire supply and did not notice any changes in appetite.
This product really does make you feel full. However, it does cause you to use the bathroom more frequently.
I’ve been taking appethyl faithfuly as direct. my appetite has not changed nor the fat shrinking it promises. waste of sixty dollars and time. I will be returning it soon.
I bought this after reading some reviews about how well it suppressed appetites. I know everyone is different, but I didn’t have that much luck. I could say it “mildly” worked, but that could also be due to the smoothy you drink to mix it in. I think it was extremely expensive for the results I got.
There are slightly more positive customer reviews than negative. Many of the customers who reported appetite suppression and weight loss have left detailed reviews, including details of what other weight loss measures they have undertaken. It is clear that taking appethyl on its own is not enough to cause significant weight loss, but when supplementing other healthy choices such as a good diet and exercise regimen, it seems to make the lifestyle adjustments easier.
Day 4 adding Appethyl to my green smoothies…This morning I was down 9 pounds…Yes, 9. What did I do? Replaced two meals with green smoothies, 30 min cardio, cut out sugar and bread. I feel amazing and my skin is glowing. The Appethyl reduced my hunger and cravings.I don’t think just taking Appethyl without further changes is going to get your far.
I have just started using the Appethyl. I used it as a smoothy meal replacement yesterday and was not hungry for hours. Last night I used it with a meal and did not snack all evening and did not eat as much at dinner. It is important that you add some kind of fat in your smoothy or in your meal. I used liquid coconut oil in my smoothy. Time will tell but the fact that I did not want anything else or snacks is big for me cause I eat even when I am not hurgry and I snack constantly in the evening.
This product truly decreases my appetite. I consume one packet each day at breakfast and am good to go until noon. My sister was complaining that she is always hungry mid-morning, but found it helped curb snacking for her too. It is tasteless but I still recommend putting it in a smoothie due to texture.
Whilst in theory this product will aid weight loss, at least based upon the related clinical studies, the customer reviews present mixed feedback. Whilst some people are delighted with the product, other people have noted no weight loss and no perceived difference in appetite.
It is important to note that the thykaloids found in this product will not eliminate appetite completely, as some chemical appetite suppressants seem to do. As with all diet pills, this is not a magic bullet weight loss option, but a supplement designed to provide consumers with a slight edge when following a low calorie diet plan.
Trying to order Appethyl from the official website links the customer through to a website called Lose my spare tire. From here, a bag of 30 servings of Appethyl costs $49.95 plus shipping and handling. The same website also offers an option to sign up for the company’s autoship program.
Customers on the autoship program will be sent a new bag of Appethyl every 28 days, and each time they will be charged $44.95 plus $7.95 shipping and handling charges. This will continue until the arrangement is cancelled by the customer.
From amazon, a single bag of 30 servings costs $66.70 with free shipping. 30 servings will last the consumer for 30 days, but this is still a relatively expensive option compared to many other weight loss products.
There is no money-back guarantee for Appethyl. Customers who order Appethyl through the amazon sales page will be covered by the amazon returns policy. However, customers who order through the ‘Lose my spare tire’ website are not allowed to obtain any refunds at all. They state that,
Sue to the nature of the product, we cannot accept returns, nor issue refunds for orders.
Appethyl is a very expensive product, considering it only contains one active ingredient and only tackles one aspect of weight loss. There is also a lack of money back guarantee, and from the official manufacturer, no returns or refunds are allowed at all.
It is important to remember that this product will not be suitable for everyone. Consumers should consider their own preferences and needs when trying to lose weight. The main benefits of Appethyl are mild appetite suppression, and a reduction in cravings for certain sweet foods, and so this will benefit dieters who usually struggle with sweet tooth cravings and hunger whilst dieting. It will not boost the metabolism, and it will not provide any sort of energy boost or benefits to exercise.
So, whilst in general we do not recommend this product, thylakoid based supplements may be a real option for some people who struggle with dieting.
At this time, the clinical evidence for this product is preliminary, but promising. However, it is important to note that even over a long period of time taking the product, study participants only lost 1.5kg more than the placebo-taking participants. Customers who are consuming no fats in their diet will also not benefit from this product, as it needs to interact with dietary fats for the most noticeable appetite suppression.
Currently, this product is too expensive and its results seem too variable to recommend to our readers. Perhaps as more direct competition enters the market, issues such as price, taste and texture can all be dealt with to make thylakoid based supplements a better option for appetite suppression.
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