My guess would be that CTG will be ranked right up there with tapeworm eggs, cocaine, and dinitrophenol in terms of weight loss success.
And I'd be about as wary of purchasing any CTG product as I would of ordering pufferfish sushi from Red Lobster--most of the CTG plant is highly toxic.
To be fair, the study did not use CTG extracts, but only one chemical associated with the CTG plant. Celastrol is also toxic, but still, it will be interesting to see if this compound can live up to all its promise as an anti-cancer drug, immunosuppressant, weight loss facilitator, anti-Alzheimer's drug, anti-aging drug, etc. Goodness knows, I could use some help in several of those areas! Still, desperate as I might be, I ain't buyin' it.