Craving Control

Anyone who has ever tried to make better choices knows all too well how cravings can sabotage the best intentions. Craving Control could well be your best friend!


Craving Control

If you’re trying to change other unhealthy habits, Craving Control can help, by boosting your willpower to stay more in control.

Together with a healthy diet, exercise and Dr. Amen’s brain-healthy strategies, Craving Control can diminish the frequency and intensity of your cravings, helping you to more effectively achieve better control over your behavior.

Taken as directed, Craving Control helps to:

  • Reduce cravings for sweets, other foods, and other cravings
  • Support healthy blood sugar and insulin levels
  • Support your weight-loss goals
  • Promote healthy mood and positive outlook
  • Provide antioxidants and other essential nutrients

Reducing cravings by calming the brain
Craving Control contains six active ingredients that work synergistically to help calm the craving centers in the brain, balance blood sugar and insulin levels and promote a positive mood with clinically studied, all-natural ingredients.

Not just for food cravings.
Craving Control works to help balance your brain chemistry, so no matter what you’re craving, it can help support your brain power to make better choices.


It does help

I did notice a help with controlling cravings when I took 3 at a time otherwise i didn’t always notice it

Great product for brain and gut

I tend to be anxious and have a lot of guts issues. When I take this product consistently, my digestion is better AND my cravings are less. I feel a lot more balanced with less ups and downs in my day.

What Cravings?

This is one of those products you notice it’s working the most when you DON’T take it. It really does help minimize cravings for food in general, but also alcohol. This is good because I notice when I have a few drinks I make poor food choices. This is definitely in my arsenal of supplements. I trust Brain MD products know Dr. Amen is behind them.

Think its working!

Not a great idea to start during the holidays but I am noticing I get full faster and snack less between meals - all good!! I am going to continue with another bottle!

Think it works!

Noticed I get full faster and I am not snacking in between meals as much. Going to stick with it because as of so far this product works better than others I've tried.

It does work

At first I thought the Craving Control was not working, but after giving it more time (after a two month supply), I notices a remarkable difference.

Didn't work for me

I could not tell any difference while taking this. It didn't do a thing for my cravings. This is the only product from Brain MD that hasn't worked for me.

No difference in cravings

Did not receive the results I expected although I have not taken the full bottle, yet.

Gets the job done!

Mother has been taking this supplement and has praised it. She has lost a significant amount of weight & is much more confident.

Helps with mood!

It works fairly well on controlling appetite and cravings. But what I noticed, to my surprise, is how well it supports my mood! I feel more positive, happier and energetic.

No result

I love the Amen products so I was surprised when I didn't notice any difference with this one. I took 2 pills in the morning and occasionally 2 at lunch. I would have been more compliant if I noticed a difference in the morning.

Great product!

So far so good! After only a couple of days and I have noticed a difference.

No noticable difference

I did not notice anything whatsoever after 3 weeks.

Not noticing much yet, but will continue for another bottle

No side effects, but I haven't noticed any real difference in cravings. I will continue to take them, however. I am not jittery, and I know they are healthy. This product I think will take longer to assess it's efficacy.

Best craving control product I've tried!

This product is great! My cravings are noticeably in control after taking this on an empty stomach (and out of control without). I was taking another brand of chromium picolinate already to aid in sugar craving control but this product and suggested dosage is far superior. It's so effective that I'm now subscribing to ensure I don't run out as a kick start my 2017 resolutions.


Have taken two days. Noticed I succumbed to my tiredness and slept rather than ate last night. Definitely an improvement. Need to learn more about HOW to take. Feel hopeful that these may really help my cravings and late nite emotional binges!

Helps with ALL cravings

So great to have the support with the CRAVINGS, not the appetite. Also helps me with other impulsive-type cravings as well. I love the fact that I don't *feel* like I have taken something. No nausea or restlessness. It's one of those things that you forget you have taken, then at the end of the day realize how much of a difference it actually made.

Good product that did not work for me.

I am on my 2nd bottle and have seen little results. There have been no adverse effects.

Not for me

When I take this product I get very irritable. Too bad because I love his products and have had phenomenal results with the other ones I take.

No jitters, no hunger

Love that this takes away cravings without any jittery side effects!!!

Great product.

I used this while changing my diet to a more brain healthy way of eating. It helped during the transition when my body craved carbs. Now I use it only during those times when I know I may be tempted to stray from my diet--like every time I go grocery shopping. I do not have the urge to purchase foods that are not good for my brain.

I finally have a choice and power over my food, rather than my food having power over me.

Finally relief!

I've tried for years to keep on track and now I am able to do so with the help of CRAVE CONTROL!!! A must have!

With out these crave control pills I wouldn't be able to stay on my program. GREAT GREAT Product!! Won't be with out it!

Healthy choices

This is day 1 and it was promising, I can hardly contain my excitement. Friends this product is the key to healthy choices!

Happy about a Healthy Option

So glad there's a healthy option to help me with my cravings. I especially like the fact that this supplement is helping me not have those sugar cravings that destroy my willpower without your help!

It works....

I began taking craving control about 3 months ago. It does work. I find that I don't have to take the full dosage to get the control I need. The description is accurate. The product helps me have willpower that I normally don't have.

Really works!

I have to admit that I was skeptical BUT this really works. Helps me get through the long afternoon when I would typically grab an unhealthy snack. No more!

It really works!

I seriously had my doubts that this could make any difference in my day. BUT, I have to say that it works! I thought it would just serve to take the 'edge' off my hunger/cravings (not necessarily the same thing) but it did so much more. With this I don't even think about foods I could be missing, not one thought!

hunger pains no more

I definitely notice when I have not taken a Craving Control - my hunger becomes apparent much sooner.

I take it with breakfast then I can easily delay lunch meal until 1 or 2pm, which is helpful especially when I have meetings. The best part is that the delay in hunger does not translate into eating more, if anything the next meal, I eat less.

Love it.

Love this supplement

I've used glutamine for years & this supplement is wonderful! Love the additions to glutamine.


I found this product to be effective...although "stimulant" type appetite suppressants were more effective in decreasing my "desire" for food, they made me feel so agitated I noticed I ate carbohydrates to calm myself down - often causing me to gain weight. "Craving Control" took the edge off my cravings so I had felt in control of my food choices. I take 2 capsules in the morning and another 1 in the mid-afternoon. I have been taking the supplement for about 1 month and not noticed any decrease in effect. I highly recommend the product for people wanting to change their diet.

Great product- only need to take 2-3 daily

Great product! The fact that it's all natural- no stimulants or synthetic ingredients is so great! Doesn't cause the feeling of caffeine. Really like this one! Thank you

Really great!

I purchased Craving Control for my daughter who was really having problems regulating her food impulses. She has more balance in her choices of food and is a lot happier with herself for making better choices and succumbing less to spontaneous cravings!

Love this

I will order again

I don't have any cravings or feel hungry-only on half a dose working up to full dose

I started taking 3 tabs in the morning and I can only drink half protein shake because I'm not at all hungry or feel like drinking anymore. I have to put it in the fridge for a snack later. Had a light lunch later than usual. I'm only using half of the daily dose and am getting a lot out of the supplement already. I'm going to add in the 1-3 more tabs at lunch time to go slowly up to 6 tabs because I definitely have some late night snacking cravings still.

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Ingredients & Facts

  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)
    This powerful anti-oxidant also helps to reduce cravings. As a vasodilator, NAC helps to relax blood vessels, improving the flow of blood, nutrients and oxygen everywhere in the body.
  • L-Glutamine
    An amino acid that supports healthy muscle and cell metabolism and has also been shown to help reduce food cravings.
  • Chromium
    This diet-friendly element has been shown to ease cravings for fatty foods by supporting healthy blood sugar and insulin levels.
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body. It’s found in every cell, where it turns glucose into energy. Alpha lipoic acid helps support healthy blood sugar, which is important to brain health and decreasing cravings.
  • DL-Phenylalanine
    This amino acid helps to produce three key brain neurotransmitters: dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. So it helps promote alertness, mood, and appetite control.
  • High-Flavanol Cocoa
    Cocoa flavonoids exhibit significant anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulating effects. By stimulating blood flow to the brain, these flavonoids can promote a more positive mood and sharper mind.

WARNING: Phenylketonurics should not take this supplement, as it contains phenylalanine.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 6 Capsules
Servings Per Container 15
Amount Per Serving % DV
Chromium (as picolinate) 1000 mcg 833%
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) 1200 mg
L-Glutamine 1000 mg
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 300 mg
DL-Phenylalanine 200 mg
High-Flavanol Cocoa
(Theobroma cacao,) Seed Extract
[standardized to 20% polyphenols and 10% catechins]
80 mg
† Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (vegetarian capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.

Free from milk/dairy, gluten, wheat, yeast, eggs, corn, or artificial colors or flavoring.

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The Science

  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine
    NAC is needed to produce glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. NAC crosses cell membranes and promotes removal of toxic elements within the cells, making it a molecule helpful to brain health. NAC also functions to decrease inflammatory cytokines, restore oxidative reserves and preserves mitochondrial bioenergetics.1,2 Clinical trials support the use of NAC to help diminish and suppress cravings by restoring glutamate homeostasis.3-9 In addition, NAC has been shown to have a vasodilatory effect through its production of nitric oxide, working to relax blood vessels and allow for more oxygen delivery to in the body.10
    1. Kasperczyk S, Dobrakowski M, Kasperczyk A, et al. Effect of treatment with N-acetylcysteine on non-enzymatic antioxidant reserves and lipid peroxidation in workers exposed to lead. Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM. 2014;21(2):272-277.
    2. Pandya JD, Readnower RD, Patel SP, et al. N-acetylcysteine amide confers neuroprotection, improves bioenergetics and behavioral outcome following TBI. Experimental neurology. Jul 2014;257:106-113.
    3. Mousavi SG, Sharbafchi MR, Salehi M, Peykanpour M, Karimian Sichani N, Maracy M. The efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of methamphetamine dependence: a double-blind controlled, crossover study. Archives of Iranian medicine. Jan 2015;18(1):28-33.
    4. Grant JE, Odlaug BL, Chamberlain SR, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine plus imaginal desensitization for nicotine-dependent pathological gamblers. J Clin Psychiatry. Jan 2014;75(1):39-45.
    5. LaRowe SD, Kalivas PW, Nicholas JS, Randall PK, Mardikian PN, Malcolm RJ. A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of cocaine dependence. Am J Addict. Sep-Oct 2013;22(5):443-452.
    6. Grant JE, Kim SW, Odlaug BL. N-acetyl cysteine, a glutamate-modulating agent, in the treatment of pathological gambling: a pilot study. Biol Psychiatry. Sep 15 2007;62(6):652-657.
    7. Schmaal L, Berk L, Hulstijn KP, Cousijn J, Wiers RW, van den Brink W. Efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of nicotine dependence: a double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study. European addiction research. 2011;17(4):211-216.
    8. Knackstedt LA, LaRowe S, Mardikian P, et al. The role of cystine-glutamate exchange in nicotine dependence in rats and humans. Biol Psychiatry. May 15 2009;65(10):841-845.
    9. Gray KM, Watson NL, Carpenter MJ, Larowe SD. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in young marijuana users: an open-label pilot study. Am J Addict. Mar-Apr 2010;19(2):187-189.
    10. Andrews NP, Prasad A, Quyyumi AA. N-acetylcysteine improves coronary and peripheral vascular function. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Jan 2001;37(1):117-123.
  • L-glutamine
    L-glutamine is an amino acid that improves insulin sensitivity which can help to support glucose metabolism.1 It is involved with the production of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate and the inhibitor neurotransmitter GABA and is a modulator of oxidative stress.
    1. Laviano A, Molfino A, Lacaria MT, et al. Glutamine supplementation favors weight loss in nondieting obese female patients. A pilot study. European journal of clinical nutrition. Nov 2014;68(11):1264-1266.
  • Chromium
    Chromium picolinate is an essential trace element and nutritional supplement used to aid the body in the regulation of insulin, which enhances its ability to efficiently metabolize glucose and fat. It has been shown to decrease fasting blood sugar and insulin levels while increasing insulin sensitivity in clinical trials.1 In a 6 month double-blind, randomized pilot trial of chromium picolinate in binge eaters, supplementation was shown to maintain normal glucose levels in participants, allowing for effective appetite regulation and subsequent weight loss.2 Chromium picolinate has been shown to be an effective nutritional supplement in glycemic control, appetite regulation and reducing carbohydrate cravings.2-5
    1. Kim CW, Kim BT, Park KH, et al. Effects of short-term chromium supplementation on insulin sensitivity and body composition in overweight children: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The Journal of nutritional biochemistry. Nov 2011;22(11):1030-1034.
    2. Brownley KA, Von Holle A, Hamer RM, La Via M, Bulik CM. A double-blind, randomized pilot trial of chromium picolinate for binge eating disorder: results of the Binge Eating and Chromium (BEACh) study. J Psychosom Res. Jul 2013;75(1):36-42.
    3. Broadhurst CL, Domenico P. Clinical studies on chromium picolinate supplementation in diabetes mellitus--a review. Diabetes technology & therapeutics. Dec 2006;8(6):677-687.
    4. Docherty JP, Sack DA, Roffman M, Finch M, Komorowski JR. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, exploratory trial of chromium picolinate in atypical depression: effect on carbohydrate craving. J Psychiatr Pract. Sep 2005;11(5):302-314.
    5. Anton SD, Morrison CD, Cefalu WT, et al. Effects of chromium picolinate on food intake and satiety. Diabetes technology & therapeutics. Oct 2008;10(5):405-412.
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    Alpha lipoic acid is an essential cofactor for mitochondrial respiratory enzymes important in energy production. Supplemental ALA has antioxidant capacity and has been found to attenuate insulin resistance and improve glucose metabolism, making it an important regulator of metabolic parameters in the body.1 Clinical trials with supplemental ALA support its use in managing body composition.2-4
    1. Pershadsingh HA. Alpha-lipoic acid: physiologic mechanisms and indications for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. Expert opinion on investigational drugs. Mar 2007;16(3):291-302.
    2. Huerta AE, Navas-Carretero S, Prieto-Hontoria PL, Martinez JA, Moreno-Aliaga MJ. Effects of alpha-lipoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in overweight and obese women during weight loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). Feb 2015;23(2):313-321.
    3. Ratliff JC, Palmese LB, Reutenauer EL, Tek C. An open-label pilot trial of alpha-lipoic acid for weight loss in patients with schizophrenia without diabetes. Clinical schizophrenia & related psychoses. Jan 2015;8(4):196-200.
    4. Koh EH, Lee WJ, Lee SA, et al. Effects of alpha-lipoic Acid on body weight in obese subjects. The American journal of medicine. Jan 2011;124(1):85 e81-88.
  • DL-Phenylalanine
    DL-Phenylalanine is an amino acid building block to neurotransmitters that are important in regulating mood, including dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and endorphins.
  • High-Flavanol Cocoa
    High-flavanol cocoa is derived from the cacao bean, which is derived from the Theobroma cacao tree. Cocoa flavonoids contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune stimulating effects and have been demonstrated to improve mood, cognitive performance1-4 along with positively impacting metabolic function.5,6 Cocoa flavanols function as a free radical scavenger, binding to highly reactive molecules and neutralizing them to prevent cell damage. Cocoa has a high content in phenols and flavanols which have beneficial effects on vasodilation, normalizing blood pressure, supporting insulin function7 and reducing cravings8
    1. Massee LA, Ried K, Pase M, et al. The acute and sub-chronic effects of cocoa flavanols on mood, cognitive and cardiovascular health in young healthy adults: a randomized, controlled trial. Frontiers in pharmacology. 2015;6:93.
    2. Scholey AB, French SJ, Morris PJ, Kennedy DO, Milne AL, Haskell CF. Consumption of cocoa flavanols results in acute improvements in mood and cognitive performance during sustained mental effort. J Psychopharmacol. Oct 2010;24(10):1505-1514.
    3. Desideri G, Kwik-Uribe C, Grassi D, et al. Benefits in cognitive function, blood pressure, and insulin resistance through cocoa flavanol consumption in elderly subjects with mild cognitive impairment: the Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) study. Hypertension. Sep 2012;60(3):794-801.
    4. Scholey A, Owen L. Effects of chocolate on cognitive function and mood: a systematic review. Nutrition reviews. Oct 2013;71(10):665-681.
    5. Davison K, Howe PR. Potential Implications of Dose and Diet for the Effects of Cocoa Flavanols on Cardiometabolic Function. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. Jul 28 2015.
    6. Mastroiacovo D, Kwik-Uribe C, Grassi D, et al. Cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control, and metabolic profile in elderly subjects: the Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study--a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. Mar 2015;101(3):538-548.
    7. Ferri C, Desideri G, Ferri L, et al. Cocoa, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Health. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. Jul 13 2015.
    8. Copenhagen Uo. Dark Chocolate Is More Filling Than Milk Chocolate And Lessens Cravings. 2008;

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I take Craving Control?
Take two capsules three times daily away from food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
What kind of support does Craving Control provide?
Craving Control supports healthy blood sugar levels, positive mood and supports resistance to cravings.
Does it contain soy?
Craving Control contains no soy. Nor does it contain milk/dairy, gluten, wheat, yeast, eggs, corn, soy, sugars, or artificial colors or flavoring.
Can you take Serotonin Mood Support and Craving Control together?

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