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Rate of Gastric Emptying

The rate of gastric emptying is how fast food leaves the stomach, and a delayed rate of emptying is able to reduce hunger due to the physical presence in the stomach causing release of appetite suppressing hormones.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect rate of gastric emptying
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Ginger Minor High See all 4 studies
Ginger appears to increase the rate of gastric digestion, although the potency thereof is not too reliable
grade-c Peppermint Minor - See study
A slight increase in the rate of gastric emptying is noted with peppermint oil, which is thought to be of benefit to persons with GERD
grade-c Psyllium Minor - See study
No reference drug to compare it to, and thus the potency in psyllium delaying gastric emptying is not certain.
grade-c Yohimbine  

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