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Caralluma fimbriata Review: Effect on Weight Loss & Appetite Suppression

By David Schroer

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Caralluma fimbriata Review for Weight Loss & Appetite Suppression

Review of the effects of Caralluma fimbriata on Weight-loss & Appetite suppression. Scientific Research supports that supplementing with this extract has appetite suppression properties & these effects were well represented in a double blind placebo-controlled study.

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Caralluma fimbriata Review for Weight Loss & Appetite Suppression

What is Caralluma fimbriata?

About Caralluma fimbriata

An edible cactus, used by tribal Indians to suppress hunger and enhance endurance.

Where Is Caralluma fimbriata found?

More than 260 species grouped under the genus Caralluma (Family Apocynaceae) are distributed in tropical Asia and Mediterranean regions of the globe.[1]

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Caralluma fimbriata Uses

As herbal medicines, some species have been used as traditional and modern dietary ingredients to suppress appetite. Many species of Caralluma are commonly used as traditional medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, diabetes, leprosy, paralysis, and inflammation while also having , anti-ulcer & antioxidant properties.[1]

Caralluma Fimbriata for Weight-loss & Appetite Suppression

Species in the Caralluma family are rich sources of ‘pregnane glycosides’ which are known appetite suppressants.

Study Proving Weight-loss & Appetite suppression properties of Caralluma

“Fifty adult men and women (25-60 years) with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m2 were randomly assigned into a placebo or experimental group; the latter received 1 g of Caralluma extract per day for 60 days.”[2]

“Caralluma extract appears to suppress appetite, and reduce waist circumference when compared to placebo over a 2 month period.”[2]


Caralluma fimbriata Side Effects

Caralluma fimbriata extract has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for use as a nutraceutical to combat the most serious public health concern (i.e., obesity).[1]

Where to Buy Quality Extracts of Caralluma fimbriata

Genesis Today Caralluma Fimbriata Extract 60 Vege Caps

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[1] Pharmacological review of Caralluma R.Br. with special reference to appetite suppression and anti-obesity. Dutt HC, Singh S, Avula B, Khan IA, Bedi YS. J Med Food. 2012 Feb;15(2):108-19. Epub 2011 Dec 22. Review. PMID: 22191633

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[2] Effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult Indian men and women. Kuriyan R, Raj T, Srinivas SK, Vaz M, Rajendran R, Kurpad AV. Appetite. 2007 May;48(3):338-44. Epub 2006 Nov 13. PMID:17097761

Link to the PubMed Abstract

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