Things To Know Before You Buy Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia extract, along with the green coffee bean extracts, have become the next biggest things in the world of weight loss supplements. The popularity of the both products is owed in part to their being recommended by Dr. Oz on his personal television show.

The reputed physician and the famous health ‘guru’ had praised both the products in high terms in one of the episodes of the show and, since then the curiosity concerning Garcinia Cambogia has reached a newer level.

But let us now take a look at the product itself and see how it can help us in our weight loss endeavor.

What Is Garcinia Cambogia?

south east asiaGarcinia Camobogia is the name of a plant which is found in the tropical regions of east and south-east Asia. The plant bears a small fruit which resembles a pumpkin in shape and appearance.

The bitter-sour taste of the fruit accounts for its high popularity in Asian cuisines and many traditional Asian dishes use this fruit or extract from this fruit for flavoring purposes.

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia extract is Hydroxycitric acid which is found in the skin of the fruit. It is this acid which accounts for the weight loss abilities of the product.

The HCA is able to reduce our cravings for food and hunger pangs by stimulating the production of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, so that when we use the product, we may also go on a lean and low-calorie diet without the risk of feeling the anguish caused by constant and repeated food cravings.

Another, and a more important, way in which HCA aids weight loss is that it is able to inhibit the operation of citrate lyase which is a fat-producing enzyme found in mammals. By inhibiting its operation, HCA decreases body’s ability to convert carbohydrates into fat.

Is There Any Scientific Proof?

garcinia cambogia scientific proofYes, there is. The Garcinia cambogia product has been tried on both rats and humans and all the studies have shown that this product has positive weight loss abilities.

In one of these studies where human beings were put into randomized controlled trials (this study was conducted with 89 obese females), it was found that the group placed on placebo lost significantly less weight compared to the treatment group.

It was also found that no member of the treatment group suffered from any serious adverse effects during the trial, which will suggest that the product is safe for human use, too.