Thylakoids are the chlorophyll-bearing parts of green leaves. In Appethyl® we use spinach leaves, and gently release the thylakoids so that the body can assimilate them.
A good diet requires that the stomach and intestines interact well with the brain, that is, that they send signals of satiety when you have eaten. Thylakoids release saturation hormones. It also takes longer for foods containing thylakoids to travel through the gut, which in turn stimulates the satiety hormones better. You feel full and satisfied longer and are also not so keen on snacking between meals.
Thylakoids also soothe stressful stomachs and stimulate fat burning. They have a prebiotic effect, which means growth of a good bacterial flora.