The Use of Irvingia Gabonensis (Bush Mango)and Cissus Quadrangularis to Reduce Weight and Blood Lipids
Hypothesis: Cissus quadrangularis as well as Irvingia gabonensis are used in weight management and related conditions. This study set out to investigate if a combination of the two could have additional benefits to overweight and obese people.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effect of Combining Cissus Quadrangularis and Irvingia Gabonensis on Obesity and Obesity Related Diseases|
- Weight change [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
- Blood lipids Body fat Fasting blood glucose [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
Active Comparator: 1
Comparison of actives for synergy
Dietary Supplement: Irvingia/cissus combo
Other Name: Irvingia cissus combo
To assess and compare the effects of administration of Cissus quadrangularis (Linn) and a Cissus quadrangularis /Irvingia gabonensis combination on body weight blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, plasma total and LDL cholesterol in 72 overweight and obese subjects.
The study was a 10 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design, involving 72 obese or overweight participants. Participants were randomly divided into three groups (24 participants/ group):
Group 1 - Placebo; Group 2 - Cissus quadrangularis (CQ); Group 3 - Cissus quadrangularis and Irvingia gabonensis (CQ-IG).
The placebo (250mg) or active formulations ((150 mg CQ and 250 mg CQ-IG) were administered twice daily before meals. Weight as well as fasting blood was taken at baseline, and at 4, 8 and 10 weeks.
No major dietary changes or exercises were suggested during the study.