Recently, a weight loss supplement by the name of Garcinia Cambogia is gaining popularity for its potential ability to aid weight loss and lower cholesterol. It has been featured and reviewed by television personality Doctor Oz on his show.
Garcinia Cambogia is a red colored berry, and is also often referred to as brindleberry, citrin, gamboge, or mangosteen. Garcinia Cambogia weight loss extract is used in many of today’s popular weight loss supplements, and has been used for many centuries in India and other countries in Southeastern Asia as both a culinary additive and as an appetite suppressant. It has additionally been known to be prescribed to reduce the negative effects of fluid retention, arthritis, intestinal parasites, and stomach and digestion problems.
The active substance in the fruit is Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which is thought to prevent food from being stored as fat. HCA is what gives pure Garcinia Cambogia berries their trademark tart and bitter taste. Studies of HCA have been conducted on animals since the 1960s. These studies show that HCA inhibits a fat producing enzyme in the body and helps to suppress appetite without any Garcinia Cambogia side effects. In a study published in December 2008 in Phytotherapy Research, obese participants that were given HCA had reduced cholesterol levels.
Additionally, the University of Illinois Medical Center has focused research towards examining lipogenesis, or the process of how fat and cholesterol are produced and stored metabolically, in Garcinia Cambogia extract. The HCA in Garcinia Cambogia blocks the production and storage of fat and cholesterol levels when they become higher than the normal healthy level. Based on these studies, the Garcinia Cambogia diet has the potential to be a powerful diet tool for weight loss programs.
Weight loss supplements and herbs may not always be safe, as they are not held to any strict government standards. Quality and strength may vary from brand to brand, so be sure to consult your health care provider before taking Garcinia Cambogia as part of your diet plan. Additionally, the safety of your weight loss supplement may depend on whether or not Garcinia Cambogia is the primary or secondary ingredient.
According to Alive, Garcinia side effects of neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and liver issues have been reported. You should not take a weight loss supplement that includes Garcinia Cambogia extract if you are nursing or pregnant, have Alzheimers, or have diabetes. Garcinia Cambogia extract can be a powerful ally in your diet plan if used with caution.