Hordenine (C10HI5NO) is a naturally occurring compound found in grasses, grains and a few species of cactus. Hordenine is related to the amino acid tyramine, which can be found in certain longer standing foods like aged cheese and ripe avocados.
Hordenine is classified as a stimulant that may promote weight loss.* Because it is a central nervous system stimulant, Hordenine is thought to fuel the body in a way that leads to enhanced metabolism.*
The main benefit of Hordenine is said to be its potential to assist the release of fat from fat cells for usable energy.* Studies suggest that Hordenine may stimulate the release of norepinephrine, which is an excitatory hormone that energizes the body.*
Supplementing with Hordenine may promote the following benefits:
Those who are looking to lose weight, regulate healthy appetite and have more energy may possibly see a benefit from supplementing with Hordenine. Another reported benefit of Hordenine is that it promotes slow digestion of food, which means energy is released slower as well.* This may result in feeling "fuller" for a longer period of time, making it easier to go longer between meals and potentially helping to lower your overall calorie intake.*
There is currently not a recommended daily allowance (RDA) set for Hordenine. When supplementing with Hordenine it is important to always follow the labeled recommendations for the particular product you are taking.