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Full feeling forever?

been supplementing with Alpha Lipoic Acid and 5-htp for a while now and for some reason I believe ever since I started using these supplements I have an incredible full feeling after every meal that seems to last atleast 5-7 hours everytime. I don’t eat a lot and sometimes I realize that I can eat more and the feeling simply remains the same no matter how much I eat. whether it’s a bowl of cereal or a whole medium pizza the feeling is the same, Bloated stuffed swollen belly, anyone have a similar reactions or is this a side effect from the alpha lipoic acid?

I have been taking ALA for a couple of weeks now and have not noticed that. 2 weeks may not be long enough for the side effects to kick in, however.

It’s most likely due to the 5-HTP, which is an appetite suppressant.