Lose Weight with the Caralluma Fimbriata Reported by Dr. Oz

2014-05-14 11:14
Caralluma Fimbriata for 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? According to a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show that tackles weight loss by curbing your cravings while dieting, Dr. Oz reveals a new weight loss supplement called Caralluma fimbriata that many testify has helped them lose weight.

According to Dr. Oz, ghrelin is a well-known hunger hormone that you experience the first thing in the morning that signals the body that it’s time to eat and nourish the body, Unfortunately, when ghrelin levels are up, they can trigger cravings for unhealthy foods such as sodium-rich carbohydrate-based snacks that will not only raise your blood pressure, but also add unwanted pounds—fast!

To nip these salt cravings in the bud, Dr. Oz recommends trying 500 milligrams of a Caralluma fimbriata supplement twice a day as a ghrelin-inhibiting weight loss supplement.

So just what is Caralluma fimbriata?

A member of the cactus family, 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.

Its label as a “famine food” originates of its use during famines to stave off hunger pains among starving people in rural areas where this cactus-like plant with its characteristic star-shaped flower grows wild.

Essentially, Caralluma fimbriata is consumed as a staple vegetable primarily in tribal India that is either cooked like a regular vegetable dish garnished with salt and spices, used in pickled preserves, or eaten raw.

Because of its well-known appetite curbing properties, scientists have made extracts of the plant to study and develop as a potential weight loss supplement.

In a recent article published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, a randomized, double blind placebo controlled clinical trial involving forty-three overweight or obese adults aged 29-59 years were used to determine the effectiveness of Caralluma fimbriata extract in conjunction with diet and moderate exercise.

In the study, the participants were randomly divided into two groups of which for a period of 12 weeks one group was provided with 500 milligram capsules twice a day of Caralluma fimbriata extract while the other group was given a placebo. Diet and physical activity levels were monitored of all study participants to limit external factors that might skew the study data.

At the end of the 12-week period the data was analyzed and revealed that while both groups lost weight and body fat, the Caralluma fimbriata extract group did significantly better:


• 33 participants completed the study with the primary outcome of a statistically significant decrease in waist measurement in the Caralluma fimbriata extract group.

• The Caralluma fimbriata extract group lost on average 2 and ½ inches compared to 1 inch on average in the placebo group.

• Waist to hip ratio significantly improved in Caralluma fimbriata extract group.

• Significant appetite suppression was evidenced in the Caralluma fimbriata extract group.

The conclusion reached by the scientists is that supplementation with Caralluma fimbriata extract in conjunction with controlling overall dietary intake and physical activity may potentially play a role in curbing central obesity and improving the metabolic risk profile of dieters who take this supplement.

To discover what sources of Caralluma fimbriata extract are recommended to buy for weight loss, go to this article on Caralluma fimbriata sources.

Here is an additional article about a similar cactus-like plant used by Kalahari Bushmen to suppress appetite that has been reported to work successfully as a weight loss supplement ingredient.

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The Dr. Oz Show

“A pilot study investigating the effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on the risk factors of metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese subjects: a randomized controlled clinical trial” Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol. 21, Issue 3, Pages 180-189, June 2013.



There are many products in the market that can aid in weight loss but caralluma-fimbriata is a very effective product.caralluma fimbriata extract with a standard of purity, with no extra fillers, binders or extra ingredients and with an effective dosage for weight loss and fat burning. The most important part is that it is natural.
There is no product that can help with sustained weight loss. Taking anything long term has risks. Many of these products have not been around long enough to know if they are safe. This short study shows people lost weight, but did they keep it off? The mainstay of weight loss is to be active and curb your calorie intake. I have very strong feelings about what Dr. Oz promotes. Natural products are not always safe at all and it's a mistake to be lulled into a false sense of security. These products are not controlled either.
Oh Poppycock. You are probably a salesperson for big Pharma
What does big Pharma have to do with lifestyle changes that help with weight loss? It's true that supplements are not controlled, so why even try to argue that? Pay attention to news about harmful ingredients going into supplements. Liver damage is on the rise from increased supplement use. A pill won't cure obesity. Read my bio here George. I have nothing to do with pharmaceutical sales.....you're not paying attention.
Kathleen, while I agree with some of your comments concerning the products not being tested, I have questions about the products that go into those that are FDA approved as well. They do not "always" test them thoroughly either and end up removing them from the market. It's a catch 22 or as my dad use to say, 'you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.' Who actually knows what is best? If we would go back to planting vegetables as people did over 50 years ago (rotating where vegetables are planted yearly); we would be receiving the nutrients we need from the ground and may not need all the medicines we take. If real PE was still required at the schools, there would not be as much obesity among children. There is something to be said about the "old time way" of doing things.
I agree. The point really is that no pill is the answer . Not sure why the "big pharma" comment was even made.
Where is this product and how much??
how to buy and where
Would like to have the product but can't tell how much is it and how I can get it because am in Kampala-uganda.But does it really and has no side effects.
I've been taking this herb, and it's working great. While eating proper and dieting is the way to maintain true weight loss, some people have a difficult time achieving their weight loss goals. Therefore, if that's the case, I would say that taking this supplement can do no wrong. Oh, and there are some people who manage to "keep" their weight off long term...it's really notgood to be so judgemental' guys.
I ordered one bottle and it was supposed to be $49. lol when i rec'd it they billed my acct almost $70 for one bottle. so i cancelled and if i get any more i will check with walmart
You were probably billed $70 because it's $49 for the pills plus $10 s/h plus $10 mail-in rebate. (I ALWAYS read the fine print!!)
Hello I have bought 7 bottles, please can you let me know the phone no-- I need to speak to the concerned person regarding the product, I live in India I will be glad if you respond for my request.. I live in India .. Thanking you.. Laxmi
Hi I m also from India .. and want to know is this product really working??? want a true / real fact of this..!! Please help me for this.. I am looking for a weight loss..!!