Caralluma contains antioxidants and chemicals that might reduce appetite.
People use caralluma for obesity, anxiety, an inherited disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse caralluma with cereus, hoodia, or prickly pear cactus. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Ineffective for
- Obesity. Taking caralluma extract by mouth seems to improve weight loss in people with obesity.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if caralluma is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for CARALLUMA overview.
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