Combination of hibiscus and lemon verbena extracts may support satiety, according to recent study

Results showed that decrease in appetite sensation and satiety quotients were significantly higher in subjects taking hibiscus and lemon verbena extracts.

A recent randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study1 found that a nutraceutical formulation composed of Lippia citriodora and Hibiscus sabdarrifa (Lc-Hs) extract, called Metabolaid, from Monteloeder (Madrid, Spain), helped reduce appetite and increase satiety in subjects. During the 150-day trial that was divided into two 60-day treatment periods separated by a 30-day washout period, 36 overweight and obese subjects were given either placebo or two 250 mg capsules of Lc-Hs twice before breakfast every day during the study period. Results showed that decrease in appetite sensation and satiety quotients were significantly higher in subjects taking Lc-Hs, versus control.

“We are thrilled to see the positive results of this study, which further enable us to confidently deliver a proven solution that provides the added support that so many consumers need right now in helping to keep hunger in check and effectively manage healthy weight,” said Jonathan Jones, PhD, chief scientific officer at Monteloeder, in a press release. “Previous studies of Metabolaid have demonstrated its efficacy in activating AMPK, supporting healthy weight and blood pressure, and optimizing lipid metabolism. These latest positive conclusions on satiety provide additional validation for Metabolaid as an effective natural ingredient for weight management and active lifestyle supplements.”

Reference

  1. Serna A et al. “Effectiveness of a polyphenolic extract (Lippia citriodora and Hibiscus sabdariffa) on appetite regulation in overweight and obese grade I population: an 8-week randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled trial.” European Journal of Nutrition, vol. 61 (2022): 825-841