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Sources of Caralluma Fimbriata Extract for Losing Belly Fat

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Caralluma Fimbriata Extract

Have you seen the latest from Dr. Oz on how to lose weight by curbing your cravings? If not, then you are in for a treat as Dr. Oz reveals a recommended Caralluma Fimbriata supplement that puts a stop to snacking. However, finding sources of this supplement may be elusive as it is available under a variety of brand names. Read on to discover what this weight loss supplement is and where you can find it.

Caralluma fimbriata is a relatively new weight loss supplement that research indicates can result in weight loss primarily by suppressing appetite. In a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show and on The Dr. Oz Show website, Caralluma Fimbriata Supplement is recommended as one way to curb cravings for foods like weight-gaining salty snacks.

Here is a news report telling viewers about the Caralluma fimbriata weight loss supplement explaining that dieters can wind up consuming only half as many calories as normal, but still feel full:

In one of the more recent studies testing the effectiveness of Caralluma Fimbriata extract on obese and overweight study subjects, a team of scientists found that comparing an extract group against a placebo group resulted in thinner waistlines in the Caralluma Fimbriata extract supplement group. A dosage of 500 milligrams twice daily of Caralluma Fimbriata extract over a 12-week period resulted in a decrease in waist by 2 and ½ inches on average. That’s at least 2 pant sizes!

Although not fully characterized, Caralluma fimbriata is believed to work via active biomolecules called “pregnane glycosides” that may down-regulate both ghrelin synthesis in the stomach and neuropeptide-Y in the hypothalamus, thereby resulting in appetite suppression.

The use of Caralluma fimbriata supplement is supported by Naturopathic Nutritionists such as weight loss expert Lindsey Duncan as can be seen on ABC’s The View:

So what should you look for when shopping for this wonder supplement?

One of the more reputably reported sources of Caralluma fimbriata extract is that from manufacturer Gencor sold under the brand names:

• Slimaluma Plus

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• GenaSlim

• Slenderluma

According to the company website, Gencor takes credit for having conducted two human clinical trials and six safety studies to ensure the safety and efficacy of Slimaluma. Slimaluma is a standardized and patented extract of Caralluma Fimbriata. In 2006, Slimaluma was affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). And, it is certified Kosher, Halal and Organic, and meets DSHEA requirements under section 413(a) (1).

When looking for a reliable source of Caralluma fimbriata, supplement shoppers are advised to choose only those brands that list the patented active ingredient Slimaluma and at a concentration of at least 500 milligrams per capsule.

Another recommendation is to look for labeling that says “10 to 1 extract (10:1),” which means it takes 10 pounds of cactus to create 1 pound of pure potent powder. Also be sure to look for brands that states that the supplement consists of pure vegetarian capsules with no binders, fillers, or other ingredients.

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The Dr. Oz Show

“Effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult Indian men and women” Appetite 2007 May; 48(3):338-44.

Gencor: “New study: Indian herb may reduce waistline”



What about "caralluma2000" by maritz Mayer laboratories? It includes other things like garçinia cambogia and green coffee & tea extracts. What's the reviews on this?