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Higenamine

First introduced to the supplement world under the name “noroclaurine”, higenamine comes from numerous different plants but is most commonly seen coming from the nelumbo nucifera plant in the dietary supplement industry.

Although higenamine is a “new age” stimulant, released out of necessity due to the banning of many commonly popular stimulants such as ephedrine, it has been found in ancient Chinese medicine dating back hundreds to thousands of years.

What it does

The majority of proven benefits in humans are those of general health benefits such as vascular relaxation, anti-oxidative, and anti-inflammation[1].

Despite a lack of human studies, there is strong science showing higenamine to be a beta2-adrenoreceptor agonist[2] which have been shown to increase fat oxidation, increases in metabolic rate, thermogenesis, and potential blood sugar lowering effects.

How it works

Higenamine acts as a central nervous system stimulant which provides energy, and offers beta2-adrenoreceptor agonist actions which help increase weight loss, prevent fat storage, and increase the amount of calories burned throughout the day.

Dosing

There is no widely agreed upon standard dosing of higenamine, however most products provide it in doses of 20-30mg per serving. For maximum benefits, a minmum of 50-75mg/day is suggested.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28007527
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19468973