What You Should Know
Cissus quadrangularis is a medicinal plant that comes from India, and has traditionally been used for healing fractures. It is now used in many supplements for people who wish to aid recovery after injury or who wish to improve the general health of their joints, muscles, cartilage and tendons. This ingredient has become popular with athletes and anyone interested in sports.
Supplements making use of cissus are sold by many different brands, though the product is usually a single extract of cissus, rather than combining this with several other ingredients. In fact, the plant itself contains a unique blend of vitamins and minerals that have been shown scientifically to be able to strengthen bone tissue. Cissus contains vitamin C and calcium among other ingredients.
Manufacturers claim that the product helps to deliver nutrients to injured areas in order to speed up the body’s own repair process, as well as influencing the early regeneration of connective tissue.
Vitamin C, carotene A, anabolic steroidal substances and calcium. Ingredients may vary according to the specific producer of the cissus product.
Cissus is not sold as a product that can cure any disease or guarantee to heal injuries but instead is sold as a supplement that can have a positive impact on general health.
Anyone who participates in intense physical activity, including athletes, can benefit from using this natural supplement due to the fact that it can help improve the condition of bones.
Many companies are also claiming that it can improve the state of muscles which is hard to judge as little scientific evidence is given for this use. The ingredients state that it includes steroidal substances but do not expand on this blanket term.
There are user testimonials available about these products after a quick search on the Internet. Many users claimed that it helped them get into their usual workout routine, and even to become leaner and stronger. It’s these testimonials along with private scientific studies that help put this ingredient into the “diet” category.
- Scientific studies show that this ingredient does have some benefits for weight loss and blood sugar levels.
- Cissus is primarily used in arthritis products and for bone treatments.
- Not many products use cissus as a main ingredient.
- The scientific studies done on Cissus were conducted privately in Cameroon.
Cissus is a rather unique plant ingredient that has been used to heal fractured bones and help with arthritis for centuries. Only recently has this ingredient been touted as a weight loss product so we aren’t sure of its effectiveness. Some common products that contain cissus are Cylaris and CardioTrim which both have mixed reviews.
While it couldn’t hurt to have cissus in your weight loss products, we wouldn’t suggest that you take a large quantity of it in a standalone supplement.