Caralluma fimbriata for Weight Loss
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Another Cactus-Based Weight Loss Product
I just received information about a new weight loss product. Since it’s new I don’t have a great deal of info on it but will share what I have. It’s called Caralluma Burn and the primary active ingredient is from a plant called Caralluma fimbriata, which is an Indian cactus.
Suppression of appetite is the primary function listed and it is also noted that this herb doesn’t cause the jitteryness of those containing caffeine.
There have been clinical studies done on Caralluma for weight loss and at least one medical doctor from that study reports that this ingredient is safe for use at recommended dosages. Another doctor gives it his seal of approval as an effective weight loss product. Like Hoodia, another cactus-based weight loss program, the historical use of Caralluma is rich. It is considered a famine food, and also used to promote endurance during hunting.
Even though Hoodia is also from a cactus, I don’t think you can compare the two. I have one relative who loved hoodia and a friend who felt it didn’t do anything but, then again, they weren’t taking the same hoodia product. Once something like this comes out, everyone has a brand of it so it pays to read all the info, even email the company and ask questions, before choosing which one to use. There are several products already with caralluma fimbriata as an ingredient and I suspect there will be more.
Since I read one report that Caralluma blocks enzymes that form fat, I have questions about which enzymes those are and what the result over time might be of blocking any digestive enzymes. I’d like to read a more detailed report on that but, so far, haven’t found one.
Caralluma fimbriata is in several publically marketed weight loss products. One is called Slimaluma, another Genaslim. Another is named Caralluma Burn.
Just taking an appetite suppressant, no matter how good, is not the key to permanent weight loss so I suggest also looking at lifestyle and dietary changes that are conducive to good health generally, as well as detoxing the body in preparation for easier weight loss.