Has anyone used DEX-C20? (new herbal diet pill made of Caralluma Fimbriata)
Posted: 20 April 2008 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone used DEX-C20?  If so what were the results?

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Posted: 20 April 2008 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Keegan,

I just looked up published studies with Caralluma Fimbriata.

There is one study from India cataloged in PubMed. (Reference shown below.)

They found that giving 1000 mg of Caralluma Fimbriata extract per day caused the following changes versus people given a placebo.

WEIGHT LOSS

Those given Caralluma Fimbriata extract lost 4.4 pounds in two months versus a weight loss of 2.2 pounds for those given a placebo.

This means it increased weight loss by 2.2 pounds.

This means it caused a weight loss of one pound per month. Not much.

I don’t know if the weight loss would continue beyond two months.

PERCENT FAT

Percent body fat decreased from 34.6 percent to 33.4 percent, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points in those given Caralluma Fimbriata.

In those given a placebo, body fat decreased from 34.2 percent to 34.0 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percent.

This means Caralluma Fimbriata decreased percent body fat by 1 percentage point. Not much.

REFERENCE

Kuriyan R, Raj T, Srinivas S, Vaz M, Rajendran R, Kurpad A. Effect of caralluma fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult indian men and women. Appetite. 2007 May, 48(3):338-44. Epub 2006 Nov 13.

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PRACTICAL SUGGESTION

I have no problem with people trying things, but I would suggest that you find a local health food store that carries a product containing 1000 mg of Caralluma Fimbriata per day.

Ask the store if you can return the product if it does not work.

Ask them how long you have to return it.

If they say yes, you can return it, by all means, give it a try, and if it does not work, simply return the product.

Another thing that I strongly believe is that if a weight loss supplement is going to work, it will work right away.

If you don’t lose any weight in a week or two, it’s not going to work.

Don’t let anyone convince you that you have to keep taking something for it to work.

That’s nonsense.

Things will either immediately cause weight loss or they will not.

If you try it, please let us know what you find.

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Posted: 20 April 2008 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Keegan,

There is a booklet about a competing product called Slimaluma which contains the same ingredient.

The booklet is in PDF format and is posted here:

http://www.slimaluma.com/images/slimaluma.pdf

The booklet contains a copy of the study that I mention as well as a couple other studies, none of which look very impressive to me.

They show a Slimaluma study in which people lost an average of 3.5 pounds in one month compared to 0.2 pounds for those given a placebo.

Subjects took one capsule containing 500 mg, thirty minutes before meals, for a total of 1500 mg per day.

They noted that:

- 2 out of the 19 people given active pills lost no weight
- 4 out of the 19 people given active pills lost 1-2 pounds
- 11 out of the 19 people given active pills lost about 6 pounds
- 1 out of the 19 people given active pills lost 9 pounds
- 1 out of the 19 people given active pills gained 17 pounds

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Posted: 19 October 2009 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Larry i read the pdf and it’s very interesting.Thank you.

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Posted: 19 October 2009 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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john345,

You’re welcome.

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