Overview

Hordenine is a chemical naturally found in barley (Hordeum vulgare). It can also be found in algae, cacti, and some grass species. It is similar in chemical structure to stimulants found in bitter orange. Hordenine is included in many dietary supplements used for athletic performance and weight loss.

People take hordenine by mouth for obesity and improving athletic performance, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Hordenine is similar in chemical structure to stimulants found in bitter orange. Some research shows that it might stimulate the central nervous system, and increase heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. These effects seem to be short-lived and require high doses.

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