Garcinia Cambogia - The Weight Loss Fruit
Also known as Gambooge, Brindleberry, Brindall Berry, Malabar Tamarind, and others—this fruit is described as looking like a small pumpkin with colors ranging from green, yellow, to deep purple, and thrives in Southeast Asia, India, and West and Central Africa.
What makes this sweet-tasting fruit special is its ability to greatly aid in weight loss.It is the compound HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) that’s in this fruit that is found to be the key to shedding excess weight via the modulation of lipid metabolism.
The HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) of Garcinia Cambogia works by suppressing appetite, which is the number 1 culprit of all who try to lose weight but cannot seem to control the urge to eat at all times. Furthermore, HCA has the ability to block fat storage that is caused by excess calories.
Based on an article published in 2011 in the Journal of Obesity, the results of trials of Garcinia Cambogia revealed “statistically significant difference in weight loss favouring HCA over placebo.” One study showed with just 400 mg dosage of HCA taken 30-60 minutes before each meal resulted in 6.8-8.1 pounds weight loss in the course of 12 weeks. Another study showed a 5.4% bodyweight reduction in 8 weeks or 15 pounds in 2 months. Result may vary, but the bottom line is there is weight loss.
Of course there are a many brands that promote Garcinia Cambogia, which may confuse buyers. One only needs to remember a few points before purchasing:
1. The optimal dosage taken to achieve weight loss is 800 mg or more or 60%; less than this will not have the same expected results. If no dosage or percentage is even listed, it would be best to look for another.
2. Be sure it is made in the USA, as some supplements made elsewhere have been reported to have side effects because of added artificial fillers and binders such as caffeine.
3. Other ingredients added such as Calcium, Chromium, or Potassium are perfectly acceptable, as these are natural, safe, and healthy—most importantly, these increase the effectiveness of Hydroxycitric Acid.
4. The price for this shouldn’t go over $60. Garcinia Cambogia is a natural fruit, which means the extract is not costly. If the price goes over 60, it could mean the manufacturer added fillers.