I was watching TV the other night and I heard something that immediately caught my attention. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, another Oprah guy like Dr.Oz, was speaking and he said “I would like to introduce a revolutionary, new (to Americans) plant-based remedy, Caralluma Fimbriata, an outstanding weapon against overeating, the accumulation of body fat, and the loss of muscle mass.”

My first reaction was ‘alright, what is this guy pitching?’, but he wasn’t pitching or promoting any product. I decided to do a little more research. I had heard of Caralluma Fimbriata and the patented form Slimaluma™. Many supplement companies are including Caralluma Fimbriata or Slimaluma in their weight loss products. I gathered a bunch of information about this supplement, so let’s take a closer look at this “outstanding weapon” for losing fat and reducing hunger.

What is Caralluma Fimbriata?

Caralluma Fimbriate is a plant that grows wild all over India and is part of the daily diet of several native populations. It can be eaten in several forms. It can be cooked as a regular vegetable with spices and salt. It can be used in preserves like chutneys and pickles and is even eaten raw. Indian tribes would chew chunks of Caralluma Fimbriata to suppress hunger when on a day’s hunt.

Here in the US, we don’t eat it, but we do take supplements that contain Caralluma Fimbriata. Supplements will either contain a generic Caralluma Fimbriata extract or the patented extract named Slimaluma™.

What is Slimaluma™?

Slimaluma™ is a proprietary standardized extract of Caralluma Fimbriata. Slimaluma™ was developed using a “unique patented process to extract the essential constituents of the whole herb without chemical alteration to any of the key constituents”. [1] Slimaluma™ delivers a higher concentrate of the active compounds found in Caralluma Fimbriata. You get more of the good stuff, making Slimaluma™ a better bang for the buck.

Not only is Slimaluma™ the most potent form of Caralluma Fimbriata, it has also been proven safe in six toxicity studies. [2,3,4,5,6,7] Slimaluma™ has also had many studies performed showing statistical significance for its fat reduction and anti-cellulitis properties. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these studies.

Where’s the Proof? Caralluma Fimbriata and Slimaluma™ Studies

In 2009, a study was conducted in Thailand by the Clinical Research Organisation Dermscan Asia, to look at the effect of a 3% topical cream application of Slimaluma™ on the fat nodes caused by cellulitis in adult women. The participants used the cream for 84 days. At the end of the study, all the participants had reduction in fat nodes and the reduction in fat nodes was higher in the places where the Slimaluma™ cream was applied, compared to the places were the placebo cream was applied. [8]

Two studies were done on the fat loss properties of Caralluma Fimbriata/Slimaluma™. The first was an In-Vitro study that concluded there was a statistically significant reduction of waist circumferance. [9]

The second study showed that Slimaluma™ reduces hunger, reduces weight gain, reduces Leptin levels and clears clogged arteries. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. [10]

Final Thoughts on Caralluma Fimbriata

I have take one weight loss supplements that contain Caralluma Fimbriata or Slimaluma™ as its primary ingredient. I took AdipoRX for one month and lost 12 pounds of body fat. When I was using AdiopRx, I did cardio 4 times per week, maintaining 70% of my max heart rate. I am always recommending supplements that contain clinically proven ingredients. Caralluma Fimbriata is one of those supplements.

This is one man’s research based opinion. What really matters is how well it works for all of you. Please use our form below to share what your experiences have been with Caralluma Fimbriata. Please include the product(s) you have used, side effects, benefits, dosage, and let us all know if you think Caralluma Fimbriata is a good value or not.


[1] – http://www.slimaluma.com/home.htm

[2] – Acute Toxicity Study at St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, India

[3] – Subchronic Oral Toxicity Study at Bombay College of Pharmacy, India

[4] – Mutagenicity Study [ Ames Test ] at Intox Pvt. Ltd., India

[5] – Chromosomal Aberration Study at Intox Pvt. Ltd., India

[6] – Teratogenicity Study at Intox Pvt. Ltd., India

[7] – Chronic Toxicity Study at Intox Pvt. Ltd., India

[8] – http://www.slimaluma.com/images/cellulitis.pdf

[9] – Effect of Caralluma fimbriataextract on 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cell division. Kamalakannan et. Al., under publication.

[10] – Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, Hindawi Publishing Corporation Volume 2010, Article ID 285301,

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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