CraveArrest™ is designed to promote an optimal balance of the major neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, which help us feel at ease and less stressed. Tyrosine and 5-HTP are included in this product in an ideal 10:1 ratio for superior results of greater satiety support, while taurine and the adaptogenic herb Rhodiola are present to promote a healthy stress response.
For more information on CraveArrest, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 capsules Servings per Container: 60
Rhodiola Rosea (root) 50 mg [standardized to contain 3% (1.5 mg) rosavins] 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.
Tyrosine should not be taken by those with diagnosed abnormal heart rhythm, hyperthyroidism, frequent migraines, diabetes, seizures, schizophrenia, manic conditions, extreme anxiety, insomnia, cancer or skin cancer without consulting their health care practitioner. Tyrosine can interfere with the effectiveness of anti-psychotic drugs (Tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitors).
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 client depending on their need for satiety support. Each client 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.
Physiologic factors to consider that can affect neurotransmitter balance:
Neurotransmitter balance of Serotonin, Dopamine, Gaba, Glutamine, Acetyl-Choline and opioids. In general, any deficiency of these could trigger low mood, hunger, and an urge for eating sweets.
Genetic specificity of brain neurochemistry and hormonal balance.
Body fat stores. Adipose tissue produces various metabolic signals that affect the appetite: leptin reduces hunger, 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 an urge to eat.
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
Exercise: high intensity increases endorphins, opioids
Useful supplements for the support of normal mental function:
Inositol supports serotonin signaling inside the cells (Designs For Health (DFH) Inositol powder/caps)
Taurine has a calming effect. (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 supporting memory
Phosphatidyl Serine supports normal mental function (Designs For Health (DFH) Phosphatidyl Serine powder/caps)
Omega-3 fatty acids support normal 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 control 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 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'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 want something sweet at night. Nothing replaces will power, but these help keep sugar off my mind.
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 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 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 maintaining a healthy weight. He has been very happy with this product and feels that it works well for him.
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. 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.
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 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 supporting neurotransmitter balance. 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.