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.

The key ingredients in LOVIDIA have been carefully selected based on their safety profile and beneficial effects. 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, berberine, gymnema sylvestre, sodium alginate or amino acids. The key ingredients in LOVIDIA are described below but first, it’s important to understand how these ingredients are used in LOVIDIA formulations.

How does LOVIDIA work?

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 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 that stimulate intestinal cells to release important hormones into the blood stream.  These hormones then travel to the brain and other organs to produce a range of beneficial effects.

Click here to learn more about GSM.

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.  It is a highly bitter compound, and its purpose is to stimulate the L-cell bitter receptors to release GLP-1 and PYY.

Why does LOVIDIA contain berberine?

Berberine is one of the most tested and most effective natural ingredients available.  One of its main actions is to activate an enzyme inside cells called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK).  This enzyme is found in the cells of various organs including the brain, heart, liver and kidneys and plays a major role in regulating metabolism.  AMPK is sometimes referred to as a “metabolic master switch”.  The metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of berberine are impressive.  For a detailed review of berberine and its health effects, click here.

Why does LOVIDIA contain gymnema sylvestre?

Gymnema sylvestre is a natural ingredient that reduces the amount of sugar absorbed into the bloodstream providing a two-fold action to combat weight gain and diabetes. Gymnema is an herbal that increases insulin secretion and sensitivity.  For a detailed review of the benefits of this impressive botanical, click here.

Why does LOVIDIA contain several amino acids?

LOVIDIA proprietary blends include 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.

Why does LOVIDIA contain sodium alginate?

Sodium alginate is naturally present in the cell walls of brown seaweed.  It is a non-digestible carbohydrate fiber that helps to reduce appetite, lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.