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.
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.
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.
Species in the Caralluma family are rich sources of ‘pregnane glycosides’ which are known appetite suppressants.
“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.”
“Caralluma extract appears to suppress appetite, and reduce waist circumference when compared to placebo over a 2 month period.”
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).
 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
 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
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