Medications That Help Stop Sugar Cravings?

Question

Are there any medications that can help stop sugar cravings? Do you think sugar addiction is a chemical problem? Ie too low seratonin so you binge?

Answer

As far as I know, there is no magic pill that can stop sugar cravings. However, there is a product that will temporarily kill your taste for sweet things. It was reviewed on this site. Watch the video review.

As for Serotonin levels, “a person low in Serotonin will be inclined to consume greater amounts of sugar in an attempt to increase Serotonin production and this may lead to sugar addiction.” (Source: The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia)

The only way to “beat sugar addiction” is to recognize it, own it (or own up to it) and avoid all refined and added sugars.

 


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Comments

Heidi February 24, 2009

As someone with roller coaster serotonin levels, I recommend Nutella spread on low-cal bread!

PS. I found your blog via Twitter.

Kirin Bir November 18, 2009

Hi there,
I just stopped eating sugar 3 days ago. I’ve been enjoying your blog!

The herb in the video you posted is an Ayurvedic herb that can help reduce cravings in different ways. It’s called Madhunashini (Botanical name:  Gymnema sylvestre) and also goes by the name of Meshashingri or Gurmar.

Here’s a wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy mnema_sylvestre

In Ayurveda, this herb is taken to reduce blood sugar levels. It’s recommended for diabetes (although i don’t know which type). It will also reduce your cravings and can take away the taste of sugar completely for a few hours. If you place the herb on your tongue and then gradually swallow it, then wait ten minutes, then taste sugar… the sugar will not taste sweet.

I would recommend buying some that is organic with no additives.

Here’s where you can find some: http://www.letsallbehealthy.com /store/product.php?productid=16212& cat=0&page=1

Hope that helps!!

sherry November 19, 2011

Is this safe or does it have any sie effects


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