Thursday, January 8, 2009

Studies Show Caralluma is Safe and Effective for Weight Loss

Caralluma is a naturally occurring substance shown to be safe, non-toxic and effective for weight loss. Caralluma fimbriata is edible cactus. It grows on the roadside, in gardens and wild in portions of India.

Caralluma is widely ingested as part of a daily diet, eaten raw, pickled, cooked or with added spices. Local names for Caralluma fimbriata include kallimudayan, KaraIlamu, Yugmaphallottatna, Ranshabar, makad shenguli, shindala and makadi. Caralluma fimbriata is currently on the FDA docket for approval as use as weight loss supplement.

Indian tribal members used Caralluma fimbriata to stave off hunger during long hunts, eating it in chunks. Caralluma is also said to enhance endurance.

Caralluma Fimbriata is known as a food to be eaten during times of famine, as an appetite suppressant and thirst quencher in Western India. For centuries, no adverse health problems have occurred related to Caralluma fimbriata. Huntsmen in India carry caralluma to avoid the need to take food, eating it daily until their trip is ended.

Caralluma extract contains CaratubersideA, and B. Studies performed on caralluma compounds CaratubersideA and B, were found to lower blood sugars in rats. Elevated blood sugar is a component of metabolic syndrome, a prevalent factor that prevents weight loss. (1) Caralluma works on the hypothalmus of the brain, the area that controls appetite.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, explains the caralluma increases energy expenditure, and increases muscle mass. He says “Caralluma Fimbriata is “without a doubt, one of the best strategies I can think of for losing body fat….”

According to Georgetown Medical Professor, Harry Preuss, MD, “Caralluma has undergone two human double blind, randomized, placebo controlled human clinical trials. Caralluma safety has been reviewed by three toxicology studies done per exacting OECD guidelines and has achieved self-affirmed GRAS [Generally Recognized As Safe] status. I believe that Caralluma is safe to consume at the recommended dosage.”

Caralluma fimbriata can reduce hunger feelings, ensuring your weight loss efforts will not be sabotaged. It’s important to use caralluma as directed, discussing your plans for exercise and weight loss with your family physician.

If you have tried to lose weight. and have not been successful, try using caralluma fimbriata as part of a total exercise, diet and fitness program.

Caralluma Research:

Effect of Caralluma Fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult Indian men and women

Olive Leaf Compound Naturally Protects from Colon Cancer

Researchers from the University of Granada found that compounds in olive leaf can naturally protect from colon cancer. Maslinic acid, found in olive leaf and olive skin wax was found to inhibit the progression of abnormal cells that can become cancerous.

The natural protection provided by the olive leaf compounds is appealing because there are no toxic side effects. Not only is olive leaf cancer protective, but the current researchers found that the olive leaf compound, maslinic acid, only affects cancerous and pre-cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells intact. Maslinic acid from olive leaf was found to control the growth of cancerous cells that have already developed.

Though the current research focused on colon cancer, the scientists say maslinic acid from olive leaf can be used to control other types of cancer. The natural protection from olive leaf wax and skin is believed to be the result of the powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in high levels in the olive skin wax.

The Faculty Science Center at the University of Granada is currently the only facility that produces the maslinic acid substance from olive leaf and olive skin wax.

So far, the findings have been studied on mice. The research, led by Professor Lupiáñez Cara, and performed by PhD student Fernando Jesús Reyes Zurita, may prove useful in humans as a safe and natural way to prevent and treat cancer, pending further research.

The research results, published Feb. 2008 by the University of Granada, are scheduled for 2009 publication in the journal Cancer Letters, titled "Maslinic acid, a natural triterpene from Olea europaea L., induces apoptosis in HT29 human colon-cancer cells via the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway".

A natural compound extracted from olive inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance

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