There is a new appetite suppressant product derived from a natural product: the Korean pine nut. The active component is pinolenic acid, one of the major fatty acids present in Korean pine nut oil, which stimulates the feeling of satiety.

PinnoThinTM stimulates the hormone that is an important appetite controller. This hormone, cholecystokinin (CCK), is released in the gut in response to PinnoThin. The ingredient increases the amount of CCK in the blood and, as a result, lessens the desire to eat.

An independent study conducted by TNO Food and Health involved a group of 18 women tested in a randomized crossover and double-blinded study. Capsules containing 3g of PinnoThinTM and a placebo containing 3g of olive oil were used. Satiety score and blood parameters linked to satiety like CCK were monitored in the research. The data showed the amount of CCK hormone significantly increased. Also, the desire to eat and the prospective food intake scores were less after 30 minutes after using PinnoThin. Lipid Nutrition, a division of Loders Croklaan,