Origin: First discovered in the salivary glands of the octopus. It is also present in bitter orange and it may also be derived from Tyramine, an amino acid present in tomatoes and animal liver.
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Overview: Octopamine is an organic chemical closely related to norepinephrine, and synthesized biologically by a homologous pathway. In many types of invertebrates octopamine is an important neurotransmitter and hormone. It was first discovered in the salivary glands of the octopus (hence the name).
Studies have shown that it helps break down fat cells in the body.
Common Dosage: While there is no standard dosage available yet for octopamine, supplements that contain this compound often contain 200 mg per serving.