"During 12-week of actiponin supplementation, total abdominal fat area, body weight, body fat mass, percent body fat, and BMI were significantly decreased"
"The Korean researchers gave 40 overweight people 450 mg Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract daily for 12 weeks. The dose was given in 2 tablets a day. An equal number of subjects were given a placebo. The subjects made no changes to their lifestyle.
The researchers monitored the subjects' blood, but observed no effect on cholesterol balance or triglyceride levels.
The bodyweight, fat mass and waist measurement of the placebo group did not change during the 12 weeks.
The subjects who had taken the extract lost weight, fat mass and centimetres round their waist."
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan;22(1):63-71.
Lose weight without dieting with Gynostemma pentaphyllum