Caralluma Cactus, is a succulent plant, which has been used as a natural appetite suppressant in India for centuries. The Caralluma Cactus is relatively unknown to the health & nutrition world, & It’s a new arrival in the relatives of cactii & succulent plants that are becoming increasingly popular for their appetite suppressant, & weight loss properties, as well as their ability to lower blood sugar.
Supplements made from the popular hoodia gordonii cactus from the Kalahari Desert in Africa, are, for example, growing in popularity & usage in the U.S. & Europe.Like hoodia, caralluma fimbriata has been used to suppress appetite, & as a portable food for hunting. it is used to suppress hunger & appetite, & enhance endurance throughout India. it is also sometimes considered a “famine food,” used during periods of famine to suppress appetite. For centuries, people in rural areas of India have eaten Caralluma fimbriata, which grows wild over various parts of the country. Caralluma fimbriata is cooked as a vegetable, used in preserves like chutneys & pickles, or eaten raw. Caralluma fimbriata is believed to block the activity of several enzymes, which then blocks the formation of fat, forcing fat reserves to be burned. Caralluma fimbriata is also believed to have an effect on the appetite control mechanism of the brain. Ayurvedic (traditional Indian medicine) experts have noted that there’s no adverse effects when using Caralluma fimbriata, & the plant has no known toxicity.
A patented, tested extract of Caralluma fimbriata has been developed & standardized by a company called Gencor. Known as “Slimaluma,” the extract delivers the plant in a concentrated form. four of the only products accessible in the U.S. that uses the Slimaluma formula is Country Life’s GenaSlim supplement, which combines the patented Slimaluma extract of Caralluma fimbriata with EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) from green tea. Together they reportedly have a synergistic effect on appetite control & weight loss. In several clinical trials Slimaluma was shown to be effective in reducing body fat through appetite control.