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Caralluma fimbriata and Weight Management: Key ingredient of SLIM&FIT

May 15, 2012

Caralluma fimbriata extract has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for use as a nutraceutical to combat the most serious public health concern – obesity. This review by Dutt et al, revises the studies undertaken on the chemistry, pharmacology, and therapeutic potential of Caralluma. 

Caralluma fimbriata is a succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. It has been eaten in rural India for centuries.

They concluded that key components – pregnane glycosides have appetite-suppressant properties and has opened the possibility of developing an anti-obesity/appetite-suppressant products. The main objective of this review was to evaluate studies undertaken on the plant in light of further research for anti-obesity drugs and nutraceuticals from Caralluma.

Caralluma fimbriata is a key ingredient in the healthy natural drink SLIM&FIT.


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