While best known as a supplement for joint support, Cissus is becoming a major player in.
Testosterone Support (through controlling cortisol levels)
Cissus is a plant that grows in Africa and Asia and is commonly referred to as veld grape. Research shows that cissus is effective at enhancing bone reformation after breaks, preventing osteoporosis and providing powerful antioxidant and antibacterial benefits.
According to Muscle & Fitness:
"Scientists reported that the obese group that took a placebo along with the low-calorie diet lost just 5 pounds and 2% bodyfat; the obese group that took cissus but didn't diet lost 15 pounds and 6% bodyfat; and the obese group that took cissus and followed the low-calorie diet lost 18 pounds and 8% bodyfat. The overweight group that took cissus with no diet lost 8 pounds and 5% bodyfat."
Cissus quadrangularis stem alleviates insulin resistance, oxidative injury and fatty liver disease in rats fed high fat plus fructose diet. Chidambaram, Jaya1 Carani Venkatraman, Anuradha email@example.com Food & Chemical Toxicology; Aug2010, Vol. 48 Issue 8/9, p2021-2029, 9p
THIS IS CISSUS. Stoppani, Jim. Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Jul2007, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p246-246, 1p
Stoppani, Jim. "Power lant: ever hear of Cissus? We thought not. Here's an introduction to what could prove to be a very valuable herb in your bodybuilding efforts." Flex May 2008: 306+. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 Nov. 2012.
The anabolic effect of Cissus quadrangularis
Cissus quadrangularis helps bone cells make more IGF-1