Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit that resembles a miniature pumpkin. It is indigenous to India and parts of Asia, and an extract from its fruit and rind is popular in many natural weight loss products. This extract is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is claimed to suppress appetite and enhance fat burning.
Adults – As a dietary supplement, take two capsules two times per day before meals or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Features and Benefits
• Helps with weight loss
• Reduces intestinal glucose
Pure Garcinia Cambogia extract (1700mg – standardized to 60% hydroxycitric acid), Calcium – 150mg, Potassium – 150mg, Chromium – 400mcg, Vegetable Capsules (plant cellulose), magnesium stearate (vegetable grade).
The HCA extract found in Garcinia Cambogia inhibits citrate lyase that helps turn excess carbohydrates into fat. By inhibiting this enzyme, it is believed that the body burns the extra carbs. When HCA inhibits citrate lyase, the fat-making process is halted and the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides decrease. HCA also suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that makes you feel good. Increasing the levels of this brain chemical means that you will feel happier and have less of an urge to react to stressful situations with food.
Garcinia Cambogia can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort and headache.
Do not take this supplement if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Garcinia Cambogia lowers blood sugar; consult with a doctor if you are on medication for diabetes. If you are taking a statin (cholesterol-lowering drug), use caution as Garcinia Cambogia can increase the risk for harmful side effects such as rhabdomyolysis or muscle degradation. Those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia shouldn’t take HCA because of the risk of worsening dementia. Discontinue use if there are any signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the hands, face or throat.