Reducta Tablets Review
Reducta is a ‘hunger reduction’ product manufactured in Australia. It has been formulated with natural ingredients which are associated with reduced hunger – or in other words, appetite suppression.
Appetite suppressors have been known to be quite successful when used in conjunction with a controlled calorie intake, for obvious reasons.
The company also produces a chewing gum variant of the Reducta brand. This is an innovative adaptation of the classic pill format but the product details of the gum – particularly the ingredients – would leave a customer wondering what they are really chewing on.
Promised Benefits of Reducta
The benefit of Reducta is fairly simple:
- Appetite Suppression / Hunger Reduction
Aside from this, there is little that the main ingredient – Caralluma – is associated with.
Saffron may have some secondary benefits, such as antioxidant and antidepressant effects. With respect to depression and mood alleviation, the science is in the early stages.
What Is Reducta and How Does It Work?
Reducta contains Caralluma Fimbriata and Saffron (Crocus Sativus).
Both of these ingredients have been associated with hunger reduction. It is not currently known exactly how Caralluma Fimbriata does this, though it is expected that the pregnane glycosides – one its bioactives – is responsible.
These may increase ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels in the brain in order to decrease appetite.
Saffron has been shown to reduce appetite in acute high doses (175mg) in overweight women. The only issue with this is that chronic (long term) supplementation at this level may be toxic. This is discussed further in the side effects and safety section below.
Reducta Side Effects and Health Issues
Caralluma has been well tolerated in studies and exerts no significant side effects. Saffron may be a different story when taken long term (26 weeks is considered long term in this instance although some effects occur after 8 weeks).
Given the recommended dose is 15mg per day if the user is to take it chronically, and that doubling that to 30mg per day is not advised, it may not be prudent to take Reducta daily, long term.
The study here shows how prolonged higher doses of Saffron can become toxic to humans:
Abdullaev FI. Inhibitory effect of crocetin on intracellular nucleic acid and protein synthesis in malignant cells – Feb 1994
Is Reducta Recommended?
Until we know more about the effects of Saffron at the dose included in each tablet of Reducta, we are not in a position to recommend the product.
The idea of the chewing gum is a good one, although again, the Saffron content is a cause for doubt.
What About Alternative Products to Reducta?
We have reviewed many fat burning and weight loss products on this website but there are not many that we would recommend.
The few products that we do recommend are powerful fat burners, appetite suppressors and general all-rounders.
At the top of the list is currently PhenQ.
It can be delivered worldwide and comes with FREE bottles of PhenQ and FREE shipping depending on the package you purchase.