One of the newest trends in diets today is to use natural products. In more recent years the acai berry was a popular product. Today the trend is to use Garcinia Cambogia. Let’s take a look at this product and see if it is something worth using.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia Cambogia is actually a fruit that resembles a small pumpkin. It is found in Southeast Asia. It is said to help prevent your body from absorbing fat and ultimately packing on those pounds.
There is a compound in this fruit called Hydroxcitric Acid – HCA which is the active ingredient in any Garcinia Cambogia supplement. This is what will work to block fat absorption and help decrease your appetite.
How it Works
Your body uses a certain enzyme, citrate lyase, to turn glucose into fat. This is not a good thing and if you consume too much sugar, or calories in general, you will gain weight.
Hydroxcitric Acid has the ability to stop that enzyme in its tracks. This means that you will not absorb and store additional fat. In addition to blocking the fat absorption, HCA will also help prevent your body from producing as much LDL, the bad cholesterol, and triglycerides. All of this is good news if you have been struggling with weight loss.
Supplements Containing HCA
As you may know all supplements are not created equal. So it is important to select just the right Garcinia Cambogia supplement to get the best results possible.
You always want to read the labels and look for natural ingredients. When it comes to the ingredient HCA, look that the product contains at least 50% HCA. The product should have no fillers or artificial ingredients at all.
What Scientists are Saying
Research is still on going for this particular ingredient. To date scientists have been impressed by the results they are seeing, including:
- Large weight loss
- Helps to reduce cholesterol
- Helps to block fat absorption
- Improves lipoproteins, triglycerides and serum leptin levels
- Good appetite suppressant
How to Use Garcinia Cambogia
The recommended way to use this supplement is by taking one capsule about 30 minutes before each meal, along with a large glass of water. The dose may differ depending upon the brand you use.
Have you used Garcinia Cambogia? What was your experience?