Why Does LOVIDIA Contain Certain Ingredients?

One of the first questions many of our customers ask is “what’s in LOVIDIA?” People want to know about the ingredients and rightfully so.

That’s why the ingredients in LOVIDIA were carefully selected. Each ingredient is all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).

The next question we often get is “why do you use X ingredient in LOVIDIA?” You can replace that X with stevia, pomegranate, or amino acids. To answer this question, you first need to understand how LOVIDIA works to control hunger.

How does LOVIDIA control hunger?

LOVIDIA is based on the science of Gut Sensory Modulation (GSM). Here’s the nutshell version of how it works:

When you take a LOVIDIA or LOVIDIA XR tablet, the special coating allows it to pass through the stomach without breaking down.   Once it reaches the lower gut, the tablet releases its blend of ingredients to stimulate L-cell sweet, bitter and umami taste receptors to release the hormones GLP-1 and PYY into the blood stream. GLP-1 and PYY tell your brain “I’m full” helping you feel more satisfied sooner and eat less.

The ingredients in LOVIDIA are designed to cause the L-cell taste receptors to release more GLP-1 and PYY than would be released by food alone.

Why does LOVIDIA contain stevia?

LOVIDIA contains a stevia leaf extract called rebaudioside A (Reb A for short).  Reb A is the sweetest component of the stevia leaf.  In fact, on a gram-for-gram basis, Reb A is 200-300 times sweeter than table sugar. Its purpose in the LOVIDIA proprietary blend is to stimulate L-cell sweet taste receptors to release GLP-1 and PYY.

Why does LOVIDIA contain pomegranate fruit extract?

Just as Reb A targets the sweet receptor, Pomegranate targets the bitter receptor.  Pomegranate fruit extract is very bitter compound, and its purpose is to stimulate the L-cell bitter receptors to release more GLP-1 and PYY.

Why does LOVIDIA contain amino acids?

The LOVIDIA proprietary blend includes three amino acids: glutamine, lysine and leucine. Glutamine stimulates greater release of GLP-1 than any other amino acid. It can help keep weight off by reducing food cravings and giving your body more energy.

Leucine and lysine stimulate the production of ketone bodies. They are the only two amino acids that are exclusively ketogenic.

The Bottom Line

Each of the key ingredients in LOVIDIA was carefully selected based on its beneficial effects. The proprietary blend of those ingredients was clinically tested vs. placebo to prove the hunger-lowering effect. By reducing hunger, LOVIDIA helps you to resist overeating and overcome cravings. Together with other healthy habits, LOVIDIA, can help you lose weight and improve your health.

Does LOVIDIA XR contain the same ingredients as regular LOVIDIA?

LOVIDIA XR contains the same ingredients as regular LOVIDIA but it also contains one additional ingredient, the herb berberine.  Berberine has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries; it has been shown in 3rd-party clinical studies to increase the release of GLP-1 and PYY.