Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

A USA government agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of various medical and related products. FDA regulates foods, drugs, vaccines, medical devices,  electronic products, cosmetics,  and others. Often, FDA approval is see as a sign of trust for any weight loss product. It also decides whether it is […] Read more »

Restriction Operation

A type of weight loss surgery which introduces a restriction to the flow of food into stomach, usually the restriction is a band placed at the top of the stomach. For Example: Gastric Band Surgery. Read more »


A neurotransmitter produced naturally in the human body which affects mood. 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) or Serotonin is of no use taken orally as it cannot cross the blood brain barrier. However, supplements use precursors such as tryptophan ( amino acid ) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) ( metabolite ) to stimulate the metabolic pathway that produces serotonin in […] Read more »