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Caralluma fimbriata

Caralluma Fimbriata is a certain species of the Caralluma genus that appears to have historical usage as a famine food, appetite suppressant, and thirst quencher when the vegetables are boiled and salted. Research is preliminary, but seems to validate these claims.

Our evidence-based analysis on caralluma fimbriata features 11 unique references to scientific papers.

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Currently, the only human study used 1,000mg of a 14:1 concentrated extract (equivalent to 14g of the plant in dry weight). This dose appeared to be effective somewhat, and is currently the only lead for what oral dosage of supplementation is needed.

Caralluma fimbriata appears to require up to a month or so to work for appetite suppression.

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects caralluma fimbriata has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-c Minor - See study
Might be more effective as the one study noted a time-dependent suppression of appetite (but was terminated at 2 months); requires more research and perhaps some comparators.
grade-c - - See study
Study was too short for the appetite suppressing effects to manifest as weight loss, and thus no evidence exists for weight reducing effects.

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Is a Form Of

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Also Known As

Slimaluma (Brand Name)

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