Hordenine information, FAQ and product listing page. This page contains information and frequently asked questions about hordenine as well as a complete list of products containing hordenine.

What is hordenine and what does it do?

Hordenine is best known as a central nervous stimulant that assists in weight loss. Some scientists that hordenine is able to help people lose weight through the release of norepinephrine, although there have never been any scientific studies that have proved this.

The compound Hordenine can be found in a variety of different grassy plants, grains, as well as a few species of cactus. It’s related to the amino acid tyramine.

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What are the benefits of taking hordenine?

The main benefit of hordenine is it's potential to assist in the release of fat from fat cells for energy. Hordenine stimulates the release of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is an excitatory hormone that energizes the body. It's lipolytic, it liberates lipids from adipose tissue. When this occurs, liberated lipids are oxidized for energy, and this results in an overall reduction of body fat.

It’s believed that once the procedure of converting lipids into energy is complete, hordenine performs a re-aligning of the “set point” of the body. The “set point” is a theory that our bodies desire equilibrium and will resist any major changes in weight and mass. This is a possible reason why many, particularly those that diet or have in the past, believe our bodies are so reluctant to change. However, in theory, once this “set point” position is changed then it becomes much easier to not only lose weight, but to keep that weight off permanently.

Hordenine also slows down the digestion of food. This means that energy is released slower, and you feel "fuller" for longer. This makes it easier to go longer between meals, helping to lower your overall calorie intake.

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Who can benefit from taking hordenine?

Those that are looking to lose weight, suppress their appetite, and have more energy may possibly see a benefit from supplementing with hordenine. This makes hordenine a potential supplement for almost every healthy individual.

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How much hordenine should I take?

There is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) set for hordenine. Always adhere to the instructions on the label.

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Does hordenine have any side effects?

Do use not use hordenine if you are taking other central nervous system stimulants (riphenidate, dextroamphetamine, nitroglycerine, pseudoephedrine and other stimulants), as hordenine is contraindicated and may result in anxiety, rapid heart beat, difficulty sleeping, headaches, nausea and dizziness.

Do not use hordenine if you are taking blood pressure medication, alpha blockers, beta blockers or asthma or allergy medications. Hordenine is contraindicated and may cause adverse effects.

Consult with a physician prior to using any nutritional supplement.

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