kit draws together vials that are spread across other kits. There
are no vials which are unique to this kit.
information here just focusses on the role of these in blood sugar
control, appetite management and metabolism.
WT 01 Anandamide
May increase appetite.
WT 02 Arginine
An amino acid. Involved with glucose control mechanism in blood; enhances
fat metabolism; involved in insulin production; stimulates human growth
WT 03 Carnitine
An amino acid. Major role in transferring fatty acids into cells where
used as energy sources; mobilising fatty deposits in obesity.
WT 04 CART
Modulates the action of leptin and neuropeptide Y and so reduces appetite.
WT 05 CCK / Cholecystokinin
Stimulates a feeling of satiety; may regulate feeding as a stop
WT 06 Corticotropin
Releasing Hormone / CRH
Involved in the regulation of food intake.
WT 07 Cortisol
The principal gluccocorticoid; increases blood glucose levels by increasing
cellular utilisation of proteins and fats as energy sources thus conserving
glucose; stimulates liver cells to produce glucose from amino acids
WT 08 Cylic AMP
/ Cyclic Adenosine-3,5 - Monophospate
Causes adipose cells to break down triglycerides and release fatty
acids more rapidly; stimulates thyroid cells to secrete more thyroid
WT 09 Dipeptidyl
Arrests biological activity of GLP1 and Substance P.
WT 10 Epinephrine/
Slows digestion, increases blood sugar.
WT 11 Exendin
Reduces glucose levels; competes for the same brain receptors as GLP1
and so blocks the effect of GLP1 and stimulates appetite.
WT 12 Galanin
Stimulates the appetite.
WT 13 Ghrelin
Increases appetite; may be a hormonal link between stomach, hypothalamus
and pituitary and so regulate energy balance; regulates growth hormone
secretions; may signal to the hypothalamus when an increase in metabolic
efficiency is necessary.
WT 14 Glucagon
Raises blood sugar levels by accelerating breakdown of glycogen into
glucose in the liver, converting other nutrients into glucose in the
liver, and releasing glucose into the blood opposes the action
WT 15 Glucagon-Like
Stimulates production of insulin; inhibits production of glucagon
and gastric emptying; reduces appetite; lowers blood glucose in people
WT 16 Glucocorticoids
Conversion of non-carbohydrates into energy.
WT 17 Glycogen
The principal carbohydrate storage material in the body; plays an
important role in controlling blood sugar levels.
WT 18 Glycogen
Involved in converting glycogen to glucose.
WT 19 Glycogen
Involved in converting glucose to glycogen.
WT 20 Growth Hormone
Inhibiting Hormone / Somatostatin
Inhibits secretion of insulin and glucagons and slows absorption of
nutrients from the gastro-intestinal tract.
WT 21 Human Growth
Hormone / Somatotropin
Helps to maintain muscle and bone mass and promote healing of injuries
and tissue repair; speeds up the breakdown of liver glycogen into
glucose; excess production may cause diabetes mellitus.
WT 22 Insulin
Decreases blood sugar levels.
WT 23 Leptin
Released by fat cells as they synthesise triglycerides; reduces appetite;
non-insulin dependent diabetes.
WT 24 Melanocyte-Stimulating
Hormone / MSH
WT 25 Neuromedin
Involved in blood glucose control; suppresses the appetite.
WT 26 Neuropeptide
Stimulates appetite; causes increased storage of ingested food as
fat; reduces energy expenditure.
WT 27 Orexin B
Generated when blood sugar levels drop, so acting as a trigger to
WT 28 Pheylalanine
An amino acid. Precursor of tyrosine and therefore dopamine, norepinephrine
(noradrenaline) and epinephrine (adrenaline), so affects blood sugar
levels and fat metabolism; necessary for thyroid; involved in weight
WT 29 Prostaglandin
E2 / PGE2
Acts on adenylate cyclase to enhance the production of cyclic AMP.
WT 30 Protein
Tyrosine Phosphatase / PTP1B
Inhibits signaling of leptin and insulin1; may explain resistance
to leptin and insulin; likely to be important in obesity and type
2 diabetes; drug research now being carried out to find drugs to inhibit
WT 31 Reverse
T3 / 3,3,5-Triiodothyronine
Reverse T3 and T3 are secreted in an inverse relationship allowing
the thyroid to adjust the amount of thyroid activity; blocks the action
of T3 by binding with the receptor sites.
WT 32 Serotonin
Decreases carbohydrate cravings; provides a feeling of fullness; enhances
WT 33 Thyroid-Stimulating
Hormone / TSH
Stimulates thyroid gland to produce its hormones.
WT 34 Thyrotropin
Releasing Hormone / TRH
Stimulates anterior pituitary to secrete TSH.
WT 35 Thyroxine
/ Tetraiodothyronine / T4
Converted into T3; increase rate at which cells release energy from
WT 36 Triiodothyronine/T3
Regulates metabolism by stimulating carbohydrate and fat breakdown.
WT 37 Urocortin
WT 38 Val-Pro-Asp-Pro-Arg
Research on rats indicates that this is an appetite suppressant.