Caralluma Fimbriata: The Next Weight Loss Miracle?

Have you heard of caralluma fimbriata?  No, neither had I before today.  But when I just did hear about it, I was intrigued.  Could this be another hoodia gordonii, but better?

Now if you follow me here at this blog and on my website, you know that I’m not usually overly impressed with weight loss supplements.  Not because they don’t work, but because they prey upon people’s wish for a “magic bullet”.  A way to lose weight without eating less or exercising.

I do believe, however, that supplements and diet aids can be part of a sensible, healthy diet.  Hey, we can all use a little extra help now and again.  Just so long as the help doesn’t become a crutch, if you know what I mean.

OK, back to caralluma fimbriata.  I got some information from Barry Crewse, who had compiled some information about this fascinating new supplement.  Without any further ado, here’s Barry’s report.

Caralluma Fibriata and Weight Loss

Caralluma Fimbriata.  Almost no one has even heard of it and those who have may be asking just what the heck it is.  The first thought for most people is just another fad diet gimmick.  But is it?  Instead, could it be pure gold in the world of weight loss? Let’s find out.

Caralluma belongs to the cactus family and is known as a succulent. It grows wild in much of India and even as far north as Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.

For literally hundreds of years it has been eaten by the locals of the region as a vegetable and can be eaten both raw and cooked (no reports as to the taste, though).  The green follicles of the plant are usually boiled, salted and eaten.  It’s also very popular for making a variety of different kinds of chuntney and pickles.

Here’s Where Caralluma Gets Interesting

For generations, the local people found this vegetable seemed to contain certain properties when eaten. Not only did it act like an appetite suppressant but also seemed to quench thirst while boosting their energy levels.

Because of this it became wildly popular as both a “hunting and famine food” sustaining the people when food stuffs became scarce.

Of course, modern science has now caught up with all the benefits of caralluma fimbriata.  The arrival of this “new” succulent is just now becoming very popular for not only being able to suppress your appetite and boost your endurance but it also appears to lower blood sugar.

Clinical Studies, Starting Up

Clinical researchers are discovering that the extracts of Caralluma actually act on the hunger centers within the brain reducing the feeling of being hungry. Further more, these studies have found that appetite suppression takes place without any known disturbances in the natural function of the neurotransmitters within the brain itself. This is surprisingly different than most appetite suppressants on the market today.

Clinical studies are also finding that one main extract of Caralluma, pregnane glycoside, is not only very effective in controlling appetite, obesity and weight gain but also is appearing as a major player in lowering your BMI, body fat, blood glucose levels and blood pressure as well. Reductions in hip and waste circumferences were noted as well.

Benefits do not appear to stop there as an increase in lean body mass, capillary health improvement, memory function and hearing improvement and the lowering of joint inflammation are also some noted as major benefits. Further studies are also concluding that there appears to be enhancement in HDL/LDL ratio’s in the blood.

Caralluma fimbriata is completely natural and contains no artificial ingredients. This supplement doesn’t contain any type of chemicals or preservative which are widely known to possibly interfere with your own body’s weight loss / dieting processes.

As of this writing, there haven’t been any recorded instance of an reaction or toxicity in the extensive safety studies. The fact that it’s been eaten for centuries should be proof of it’s benefits and long term positive effects on the human body.

Caralluma is just now coming onto center stage of the dieting world and I am sure you will be hearing much more about this future giant. Not only do I expect it to overtake Hoodia, which appears to be less effective and more expensive but also most other weight supplements which seems to be only minimally effective.

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Finding Caralluma

I wanted to check a little more on it, but caralluma is kind of scarce at this point; I went looking and I found quite a bit of the cactus/succulent itself, but not a whole lot in the way of supplements.

Anyway, I did finally locate Caralluma Burn as a source for the caralluma fimbriata diet supplement.  So, if you’re curious, pop on over and take a look at the Caralluma Burn product.  You never know; maybe it would help you with the cravings.  But remember — supplements are just that — supplemental aids.  Not even Caralluma Burn is a miracle in a box!

2 Responses to “Caralluma Fimbriata: The Next Weight Loss Miracle?”

  • Robert Paff:

    You are wrong about Caralluma fimbriata. The only published study reported NO significant weight loss effect. Where did you get your information?

    If you don’t believe me, search for caralluma fimbriata at, then check out the article in the peer-reviewed journal named Appetite.

  • Gail:

    That’s interesting, I went to and found an article that stated,

    “Caralluma extract appears to suppress appetite, and reduce waist circumference when compared to placebo over a 2 month period.”

    But thanks for your comment — I sure do appreciate you leaving a message so I could check.