Helps weight control
Garcinia cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit, sometimes called tamarind. Though native to Indonesia, it is also grown in India, Southeast Asia, and West and Central Africa. It is traditionally used in South Asian dishes, including curries and chutneys and for curing and preserving fish. The main active component is hydroxycitric acid. HCA suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels. It is the target of many antidepressant medications because low serotonin makes people feel depressed or anxious. Serotonin influences happiness as a neurotransmitter in the brain.
Our Formula contains 60% of HCA from Garcinia Cambogia fruit rind extract.
From traditional use to modern science based formula
Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight-loss supplement. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. You’ll find it in bottles on the shelf at the store as well as mixed with other ingredients in diet products.
How It Works
The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.
Benefit for Type 2 Diabetes and High Cholesterol
Garcinia cambogia may make it easier for your body to use glucose, the sugar your cells need for energy. Mice that got garcinia cambogia in one study had lower insulin levels than mice that didn’t. That’s another reason, besides weight loss, that people with diabetes are interested in it. However, if you’re taking garcinia cambogia along with a medication to control your blood sugar, your glucose could get dangerously low.
Some research has found that garcinia cambogia can also improve cholesterol levels, lowering triglycerides and LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and raising HDL (the “good” cholesterol). But you shouldn’t use it if you’re already on a prescription for your cholesterol
When you take garcinia cambogia, you might get:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
You definitely don’t want to use it when you’re pregnant or nursing, or if you have kidney or liver problems.
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