CISSUS QUADRANGULARIS is a plant of the grape family native to Bangladesh. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is especially known for its effects in helping bones set quickly as well as heal injuries to tendons and ligaments and its effect as a proton pump inhibitor. In fact, the name it was given – asthisamharaka – means “that which prevents the destruction of bones”. However new studies have discovered its potential in promoting weight loss in obese patients. Its potent effect when it comes to promoting weight loss, is now what makes this plant popular in the modern world. In the race to find the best way to lose weight fast, CQ is a strong contender.
How CQ Helps in Weight Loss
Researchers believe that CQ helps suppress appetite, burn fat and increases lean muscle. In theory, the plant does this by inhibiting enzymes that are responsible for fat and carbohydrate absorption. The actual degree of inhibition is dependent on the individual enzymes. In particular, the enzymes Lipase, Alpha-amylase, and glucosidase have all been affected. Each of these is affected and these are enzymes involved in the breaking down or regulation of fats or carbohydrates absorbed in the body. Reducing the number of carbohydrates converted into sugar will prevent unnecessary weight gain and promote weight loss. CQ also specifically targets the most stubborn fat to get rid of, the belly bulge and love handle.So how do you lose weight fast using this CQ plant?
Bone and Joint Health
Researchers noted that taking CQ supplements orally has markedly improved joint and bone health. This does so by stimulating the growth of osteoblasts which are how bone cells are generated. It is noted that just by drinking CQ, the bone healing process may be increased by up to two weeks. Oral doses of Cissus Quadrangularis can stimulate the growth of osteoblasts and other bone forming cells to improve the regeneration of connective tissues. A documented 8 week trial period has shown marked improved in the body mass index of the participants. Another marked increase is in the hormone serotonin, which actually inhibits a persons tendency to binge eat, which helps keep your caloric intake in check.
Generally, side effects are often very minimal and actually rare. SOme notable side effects are mild headaches, flatulence, mild diarrhea, insomnia or nausea. As with all supplements, it is best that a consultation occurs before you commit yourself to long-term use.