The Magic Caralluma Fimbriata Extract
Caralluma Fimbriata has been used for centuries by natives of India, as an appetite suppressant, thirst quencher and endurance enhancer. Most recently it has also been characterized as an assistant to normal blood sugar levels.
As a dietary supplement, Caralluma Fimbriata is believed to effectively block the formation of fat, by blocking certain enzymes, which forces fat to be burned as fuel by the body. Additionally, this amazing ingredient contains a compound that assists the body with elevated oxygen levels. More oxygen means a faster metabolism, more energy and fewer toxins. Less oxygen results in a tired or sluggish feeling…something dieters fight to avoid.
Caralluma Fimbriata, a succulent plant, may also been generalized as a shrub that can easily be found growing indiscriminately, from the wild to the well manicured, highly populated suburban areas of India. Caralluma Fimbriata may also be called Caralluma Adscendens. Additionally, it has picked up a variety of names from the people of India, including: Kullee Mooliyan, Kallimudayan, Karallamu, Yugmaphallottama, Ranshabar, Makad Shenguli, Shindala Makadi. As one might assume, this plant has a wide variety of names, because a wide variety of people use it. In fact, it has become a common part of the Indian diet. Eaten as a vegetable, it is prepared several different ways. For example, it may be eaten raw, with salt and spices, cooked or used in preserves.
Caralluma Fimbriata has a long history of use that would validate its necessity in any successful diet plan. Tribal members in India would chew on chunks of raw Caralluma Fimbriata to suppress their hunger and as a thirst quencher during long hunts. It is also quite common for these tribesmen to rely only on Caralluma Fimbriata to completely sustain their bodies for long periods of time. Similarly, the hard working citizens of South India eat this plant to suppress appetite and increase endurance. To further validate its place in any diet, the Indian Health Ministry lists Caralluma Fimbriata is a famine food, not only for the reasons just mentioned, but also because it contains a myriad of nutrients and phytochemicals, including: Pregnane Glycosides, Flavone Glycosides, Megastigmane Glycosides, Bitter Principles and Saponins.
What does all that mean? Continue reading for a definition of each term, in plain English.
Phytochemical: The prefix “phyto” is commonly used to refer to plants or things naturally occurring in plants. And, the word “chemicals” in this case truly refers to safe, natural compounds or nutrients found in edible plants. Used here, the term “Phytochemical” simply describes a beneficial nutrient that is naturally found in edible plants.
Pregane Glycosides are the active phytochemicals (or compound) reported to be responsible for the plant’s appetite suppressant properties.
Flavone Glycosides are the active phytochemicals (or compound) reported to be responsible for the plant’s antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused to the body by other unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals damage is commonly associated with a multitude of age related issues.
Megastigmane Glycosides are the active phytochemicals (or compound) reported to be responsible for numerous important roles within living organisms. Included in the list of research currently underway, is this nutrient’s ability to assist the body against bacterial invaders, which may help to support a healthy immune system.
Saponins are the active phytochemicals (or compound) reported to be useful in the human diet by assisting with normal cholesterol levels. Saponins are also characterized by their bitter taste, and their ability to hemolyze red blood cells. Hemolysis (hemolyze) is derived from the Latin word “Hemo”, meaning blood, and “lysis” meaning to break open. Hemolyze literally means the breaking open of red blood cells. When this process occurs, hemoglobin is released into the surrounding fluid (blood and plasma). One of the functions of Hemoglobin is to transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. This process allows or increases the amount of oxygen that may be delivered to the muscles, organs (kidneys, lungs, skin, brain, etc.) and other tissues in the body.
The role of oxygen in the body is critical to optimal health and weight loss. In fact, by mass, oxygen is the most abundant element in the human body. The more oxygen a person’s body has, the better that person will feel and the more easily and effectively the body will be able to eliminate harmful toxins. At a basic level, there are two ways to loose weight: reducing energy (caloric) intake and increasing energy expenditure. As a result, people trying to lose weight often seek safe, natural options to help them boost their metabolism. When the body has adequate levels of oxygen, the metabolism may function at its optimal level, thus burning more calories.
In summary, Caralluma Fimbriata may assist with:
o Symptoms of the aging process
o Appetite suppression
o Toxin elimination
o Optimal oxygen levels
o Formation or accumulation of fat