Cissus Quadrangularis is a popular traditional Ayurvedic System of traditional medicine native to India and South Asia. It is considered a form of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) compared to traditional Western medicine. Uses many different herbs, massage, yoga and moderation of various lifestyle components to keep things in balance for treatment of health conditions. Deepak Chopra is a very popular author and proponent of Aruvedic Medicine. The herb that has been used by millions of people on our planet for more than one thousand years. This herb is frequently used to treat many conditions and diseases in our society. Many people use Cissus Quadrangularis to treat bone, joints and metabolic health.
What is Cissus Quadrangularis?
Cissus Quadrangularis is part of the grape family. This herb is a moist vine that comes from Africa and Asia. All parts of this plant are used for medicine. Many people take the extract from Cissus Quadrangularis in the form of a supplement because it has many health benefits.
How can Cissus Quadrangularis help people?
Cissus Quadrangularis is an herbal supplement that known for its anti-inflammatory effects (and relief of joint pain) as well as its use for bone health and helping fractures to heal faster. Both of these claims are supported by in vitro studies.
Helps Heal Bones Quicker
Cissus Quadrangularis is known for its ability to help heal broken bones faster. There was a study recently done on two groups of dogs that proved the healing effects of Cissus Quadrangularis. One of the groups was given Cissus Quadrangularis extract while the other group was given a placebo. The results of the study were that the dogs that were given the Cissus Quadrangularis extract were completely healed after 21 days. The dogs that were given a placebo were still unhealed after 21 days.
A similar result was shown in a study done with rats. The rats who were given Cissus Quadrangularis healed 50 percent faster. Researchers believe that Cissus Quadrangularis helps increase the uptake of calcium. Calcium is one of the key nutrients that increases bone strength. There has also been evidence to suggest that taking Cissus Quadrangularis every day can reduce a person’s risk of fracturing a bone by up to 40 percent.
When Cissus Quadrangularis is combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, it can help promote weight loss. There was a study done where one group was given daily Cissus Quadrangularis extract while another group was given a placebo. The results were that the group given the Cissus Quadrangularis lost 187 percent more weight. Researchers believe that this supplement helps suppress appetite and burn fat. Researchers also believe that this supplement can help increase lean muscle mass.
There was another study done that involved three groups of participants. The first group was given a placebo, the second group only took a Cissus Quadrangularis supplement and the third group followed a diet and took a daily Cissus Quadrangularis supplement. The study lasted for eight weeks. The results were that both groups who took the Cissus Quadrangularis supplement were able to lose significant amounts of weight. They were also able to reduce their blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
An additional study concluded that for weight loss Cissus Quadrangularis works best when combined with Irvingia gabonensis.
Helps Relieve Pain and Inflammation
Cissus Quadrangularis is very high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant nutrient that has been shown to reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and numerous other health problems. Many health experts have stated that the pain-relieving effects of Cissus Quadrangularis are the same as Aspirin or Ibuprofen.
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- A cluster of heart disease risk factors called “metabolic syndrome
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