CraveArrest™ is designed to promote an optimal balance of the major neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, which affect many types of cravings, such as those for food and smoking. Tyrosine and 5-HTP are included in this product in an ideal 10:1 ratio for superior anti-craving results, while taurine and the adaptogenic herb Rhodiola are present to promote a healthy stress response.
Support Neurotransmitter Production Naturally
Many factors have an impact on brain neurochemistry and endocrine balance such as age, genetics, circadian rhythms and various environmental factors including stress, diet, exercise and medications. Many people do not synthesize adequate serotonin, including diabetics and those on SSRIs for long periods of time. Dieting is known to lower levels of tryptophan, an amino acid needed to make serotonin. Dieters and others often need help controlling food cravings, mood swings and addictions. Cravings for cigarettes are known to be controlled by dopamine receptors. The neurotransmitter dopamine is often low in those who are prone to addictive or erratic behavior.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 capsules Servings per Container: 60
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate
Recommended Use As a dietary supplement, take two or more capsules per day on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Store In A Cool, Dry Place. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
WARNING: Consult your health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or lactating, or are taking SSRIs or MAO Inhibitors.
This product does not contain wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.
Crave Arrest actually works! I started taking it after reading my customer testimonials and I find it particularly helpful once a month when my food cravings are larger than normal.
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Factors involved in cravings:
Neurotransmitter balance of Serotonin, Dopamine, Gaba, Glutamine, Acetyl-Choline and opioids. In general, any deficiency of these could trigger anxiety, hunger, depression, and cravings.
Genetic specificity of brain neurochemistry and hormonal balance.
Body fat stores. Adipose tissue produces various metabolic signals that affect the appetite: leptin reduces hunger, inflammatory cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL-6, etc.) increase it.
The level of glycogen stores in the liver is communicated to the brain through the vagal nervous system, thus attempting to influence the appetite.
Blood glucose levels are perceived directly by the brain through glucoreceptors. Low blood glucose levels trigger carbohydrate cravings.
The adrenal hormones cortisol and adrenaline increase production of the sex steroid hormones estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. These have a complex influence on appetite and mood.
Gut derived hormones are produced directly in response to the macronutrient composition and size of the meals: CCK (in response to protein, fat and the stretching of the stomach by food/drink volume), Galanin (in response to fat), Ghrelin (in response to an empty stomach), and they signal the brain directly. CCK and galanin reduce hunger while Ghrelin stimulates it.
Pancreatic hormones: high insulin levels signal the brain to reduce hunger if the tissues are insulin sensitive.
Environmental and lifestyle factors
Stress (psychological or physical) has an individual effect on appetite
Diet: -high-protein/low-carbohydrate diets lower serotonin and increase dopamine and CCK high-carbohydrate/adequate protein diets increase serotonin adequate or high fat diets boost CCK and Galanin
As described in a previous newsletter (No. 16 Vol II), in order to achieve a speedy fat loss, a relatively high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet is recommended, which has a good potential to satisfy the appetite through the adequate content of protein, fat, vegetables and fiber. The only downfall of such a diet is that it might not support adequate levels of serotonin due to lowered insulin levels. For this reason, a modality such as the use of Designs For Health (DFH) 5-HTP Synergy or Designs For Health (DFH) Crave Arrest could be used.
These supplements are best taken on empty stomach but are likely to also work with meals. The time of administration should be decided by the patients depending on their need for satiety support. Each patient should experiment with the timing and dosage, not exceeding 3 capsules at a time. The results obtained for the same individual may vary from day to day or depending on the time of the day due to all the factors mentioned above (including PMS, weekday versus weekend, sedentary vs active, etc). It is worth noting here that serotonin levels could also be boosted by things like: meditation, prayer, music, massage, acts of affection .
Following is information about Crave Arrest by Designs For Health (DFH) and other Designs For Health (DFH) products that are likely to boost satiety and a sense of well-being.
Useful supplements for the support of optimal brain function :
Inositol optimizes serotonin signaling inside the cells (Designs For Health (DFH) Inositol powder/caps)
Taurine has a calming effect on the brain (Designs For Health (DFH) Taurine powder/caps)
Phosphatidyl Choline raises Acetyl-Choline (Designs For Health (DFH) Phosphatidyl-Choline powder/softgel) levels in the brain known for improving memory
Phosphatidyl Serine optimizes brain function (Designs For Health (DFH) Phosphatidyl Serine powder/caps)
Omega-3 fatty acids increase neurotransmitter receptor sensitivity (Designs For Health (DFH) Omega Synergy, Arctic Cod Liver Oil)
4/18/2015 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Susan from Arizona.
CraveArrest helps to reduce my appetite.
On the fence
9/22/2014 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)3
Reviewed by RS from Oregon.
This product has been so-so for me. Some days it really works at crushing those sugar cravings and other days it doesn't. I haven't really dug into why those days may be different but as is I would say it only works about 25% of the time for me.
9/18/2012 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)4
Reviewed by Janemm from Philadelphia, PA.
I've had a sweet tooth my whole life and tried many things. I'm skeptical of pills that claim to help with sugar cravings. I've found these help! I thought it may be placebo effect but when I ran out of them I noticed a difference. I take them FIRST thing in the morning. Makes a huge difference to take them on an empty stomach and wait 20 minutes before eating breakfast. They do wear off; I tend to start craving at night. Nothing replaces will power, but these help keep sugar off my mind.
Fantastic Supplement helped me get off anti-depressants
8/20/2012 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Amanda Avey from San Antonio, Tx.
I have been working with a ND to wean myself off Wellbutrin SR and the supplement she had me take was Crave Arrest. It has taken almost 5 months to transition completely to the Crave Arrest but it has been worth every step. I am now completely free of the pharmaceutical drug and am very happy with the support Crave Arrest has provided during this transition.
3/18/2012 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Bob from Usa.
Crave arrest- good customer service quick shipping
Good for my son
4/18/2011 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Misty Emery from Texas.
My son has struggled with cravings and his weight. He has been very happy with this product and feels that it works well for him. We had his Doctor check it out and he believes it is the safest form of help for kids in the middle childhood age range.
3/5/2011 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Angela from Marshfield, MA.
I stumbled upon this product by scanning the website. I tried the product without any expectations & was pleasantly surprised! It really does help. Research the ingredients & it will make sense to you as to why it works.
2/26/2011 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)3
Reviewed by Steve from Colorado.
This product was highly recommended by my health care provider as a substitute for my prescription depression pills. It will take time to kick in.
11/12/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by SW from NJ.
This product has totally taken the edge of sugar cravings for me! Amazing!
Helps in Many Areas
4/22/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Darlene from Tacoma, Wa. .
My naturopath put me on this two years ago. It helps with my adrenal glands, and it does help me sleep a lot better also.
CraveArrest is Best
4/21/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Marcia from Colorado Springs, CO.
I have taken these supplements as the direction of my Dr, who recommends holistic healing. The product really lifts my spirits in the a.m. It also great for healing any depression, as helps support the adrenal glands. Good Stuff!! I'm 60 years old and I totally agree on supporting the adrenals!
1/29/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Becky from Tampa, Fl.
These caps help stave off that pm hunger when on my VLCD, thanks
Delighted with Product
1/27/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Malcolm from Beaufort.
My doctor recommended this product to help with my cravings. I have been taking daily for over 2 years now and am very pleased with the results.
Love this product
1/1/2010 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by PAT from Columbia, South Carolina.
I take Crave arrest for cravings, relaxation and insomnia. It was recommended by my doctor over 2 years ago. Have recommended it to several co-workers and friends. Try it you may like it. I did.
12/2/2009 CraveArrest caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Ed from Beaufort, SC.
CraveArrest does exactly what it say it will do. I have been taking this product for over a year now, and I will continue to take it as long as my doctor deems it necessary.