Monday, May 1, 2017

Caralluma & Weight Loss

Are you looking for a natural weight loss supplement that has centuries of use behind it as what is labeled as a famine food?

Many people who want to lose weight search desperately for the magic pill that will make exercise and a healthy diet unnecessary.

Caralluma fimbriata is a succulent plant that has been used for centuries in India as a portable food while hunting due to its very effective appetite suppressing properties. According to one study, hunters would eat only a handful or so of the cacti that would then suppress hunger for days at a time during prolonged hunts.

Caralluma is one of the diet pill trends that promises to melt the fat away with no special effort on your part except taking two pills per day. Proponents claim success with the pills, and the plant has been eaten in India for centuries. The pills, however, have not been sold long enough for any hard data regarding long-term safety to arise.

The Plant

The name Caralluma refers to a plant, not the pill itself. According to a document submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by Gencor, a manufacturer of Caralluma pills, the plant is in the cacti family and grows wild in India. Indians have eaten it as a vegetable for centuries, and have taken advantage of its appetite-supressing capabilities during times of famine. The document states that the green follicles of the plant are eaten raw by hunters so they don't have to carry food on hunting trips, and is also boiled or made into chutney at home.

Caralluma pills generally contain only caralluma with no additives. The main benefit is the hunger-suppressant aspect of the plant, with at least one manufacturer claiming that Caralluma will surpass Hoodia as the most effective herbal appetite suppressant. The pills have a slight stimulant effect as well -- diet review site Diet Spotlight claims that Caralluma is a good replacement for ephedrine, which was banned in the United States due to safety concerns.

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