A new study presented in the journal “Nutrient” has discovered the science behind Amarasate – a revolutionary plant extract used for controlling weight. Throughout the world, Amarasate is the first creation obtained from the extract of bitter hop flower, grown in New Zealand. This extract may be beneficial for individuals who are on intermittent fasting due to its ability to reduce food cravings.
By doing so, Amarasate facilitates these individuals to control their portion size and hence, weight gain. The most prominent known government research institute of New Zealand, Plant & Food Research Institute, has led to the development of this innovative product. And later on, in 2018, this product was commercialized by Calocurb Ltd, a company that focuses on e-commerce and nutrition.
After its development, the research institute, Plant & Food Research, conducted research including thirty men. In this study, these individuals were asked to avoid eating for a total of twenty-four hours. After which they received a low or high dose of placebo or Amarasate.
On observation, the research team found a more than 10 percent (statistically significant) decrease in hunger levels of groups receiving Amarasate. Further analysis also showed that after eighteen-hour fasting, the level of hunger experienced by the Amasasate group wasn’t the same as the placebo group.
The research team, consisting of eight scientists at the Plant & Food Research Institute, found that there was a reduction in the hunger levels of the former group. After being subjected to peer review, this study was presented in an international journal Nutrients with the title “New Zealand Bitter Hops Extract Reduces Hunger During a 24 h Water Only Fast”.
Dr. Edward Walker is the researcher at the Institute for Plant and Food Research, New Zealand, and the study’s leading author. He stated that the results of the study reveal that using Amarasate may decrease the level of hunger during intermittent fasting.
The results have also proved that bitter compounds like this bitter hop flower extract can help in managing appetite without any influence of meal timing.
Additionally, Dr. Walker said that this study helps in determining the effectiveness of Amarasate in managing appetite in 24-hour intermittent fasting (water-only fasting). And has discovered that this extract helps in lowering appetite towards the end of fasting.
Fasting provides several health-related benefits and is known to boost brain health, heart health, and healthy metabolism. It can also aid in controlling blood sugars levels, keeping them in a healthy range, and lowering the risk of diabetes type 2.
In spite of the awareness regarding these health benefits, increased appetite toward the last stage of fasting can make it difficult for an individual to follow it. Amarasate acts by stimulating the bitter brake mechanism that signals the brain to stop food intake.
The enteroendocrine cells in the small intestine stimulate a hormonal response on sensing some specific bitter compounds in food. This stimulation releases satiety hormones that act on the brain to stop eating activity.
Overall, the study results show that taking Amarasate can be beneficial for those on the risk of overeating by reducing their hunger levels.