Potato extract shows satiety benefits for healthy women: Slendesta data

© iStockConsumption of a Kemin’s Slendesta potato protease inhibitor II one hour before breakfast may lower hunger and the desire to eat, says a new study by scientists from Kemin and Herbalife International of America. The benefits of the ingredient are reported to be related to a protein naturally found in white potatoes. The ingredient, when taken in the form of a tablet or capsule, one hour before taking a main meal, is said to enhance the body’s own release of cholecystotinin (CCK), an appetite-suppressing hormone that works by delaying the emptying of the stomach (gastric emptying) and thereby promoting the feeling of fullness. New data, published in a scientific journal, supports such claims with a 15 mg dose of the ingredient also associated with significantly higher postprandial fullness in healthy women. More