Friday, September 10, 2010

Why appetite control is so hard to do

Appetite control is the key to weight loss. The devil, however, is ,as they say, in the details.

The details of appetite control is a highly complicated set of mechanisms and factors which all blend together in an incredibly nuanced way to create feelings of hunger or feelings of fullness. These factors include the sensor neurons of the hypothalamus, blood levels of circulating insulin and glucagon, gut hormone secretion, blood levels of lipids and sugars, secretion of neuropeptide Y and proopiomelanocortin,ghrelin and leptin. Olfactory factors and taste, time of day, emotional state and other factors also play a role. What we do know is that all natural appetite control is better than drug or chemical weight control and a fascinating new product utilizing the science of acupuncture combined with 21st century nanotechnology holds out hope for a new and unique mechanism of action.

An all natural appetite control system is certainly superior to one which contains drugs or chemicals. The side effects of most stimulant type appetite agents are nervousness,jitters,sleeplessness,irritibilty,high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue and poor appetite. Anybody who has had too many cups of coffee or one too many no-doz cramming for an exam will relate to the side effects of stimulant appetite control drugs. There are other drugs which capitalize upon using bulk or fiber to fill up the stomach and trigger the stretch receptors but these also have side effects like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, gastrointestinal discomfort and poor appetite. Other drugs work by blocking or diminishing the absorption of fat through the intestinal wall and these have a similar side effect profile to bulk agents.

Another all natural appetite control agent can be found at describes the usage of acupuncture meridians in conjunction with patch application to control those hunger cravings.