Garcina Cambogia, sometimes called tamarind, is a small native fruit of Indonesia (also grown in SouthEast Asia, West and Central Africa and India), with a pumpkin-like shape. It is traditionally used for curing fish and food preservation and is also included in curries, soups and chutneys for South Asian cuisine and for medicinal purposes.
Why People Use Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia Cambogia is an essential ingredient taken before meals to create a full-feeling to block the urge to continue eating. Many Westerners are now taking various formulations of Garcinia Cambogia to lose weight because it is one of the most affordable herbal diet supplements available on the market today. Moreover, the extract of the plant’s rind, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) shows great potential of accelerating (doubling or tripling) their weight loss efforts on average.
How Does Garcina Cambogia Help People Lose Weight?
The HCA extract from the rind of Garcinia Cambogia blocks the formation of fat by preventing a key enzyme, Citrate lyase from converting carbs into fat. Fat storage occurs when sugars or carbs are not immediately used or are stored in other forms. Garcinia Cambogia alters how the body metabolizes carbs and sugars which could effectively inhibit the production of bad cholesterol (LDL) and decrease triglyceride levels.
Taking this extract supplement is also an effective way to suppress the appetite, especially when an individual is an emotional eater. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in making people feel happy, full and satisfied. A drop in serotonin levels could cause anxiety or even depression which could result in a vicious cycle of overeating.
The extract works to suppress the appetite and the urge to eat when going through stress. The result of eating less food triggers the body to release stored fat from fat cells and convert into energy. With the body functioning more efficiently over time, the digestive system can remove waste and excess fat much faster, (particularly belly fat) and maintain normal levels of cortisol (hormone released during stress). Since HCA helps to increase serotonin levels, it could also be effective in improving mood and sleep patterns.
A renowned health and wellness specialist, Dr. Julie Chen, points out that using Garcinia Cambogia is a safe method for preventing fat storage and controlling appetite. Her studies provided definitive evidence that individuals taking this extract lost twice as much or more weight than those not taking the supplement, which averaged right at ten pounds per month without changing their eating patterns or activity levels.
Choosing The Right Garcinia Cambogia Extract Supplement
Because there are so many Garcinia Cambogia Extract supplements available on the market, individuals looking to add this herbal weight loss remedy may be confused about which ones are the most effective. In order to make the Garcinia Camobogia extract selection process easier, a supplement should:
- Contain at least 50% HCA (hydroxycitric acid)
- Clearly have Garcinia Cambogia (HCA) written on the bottle
- Have a serving dosage of 1000 MG
- Not contain any artificial ingredients, binders or fillers