Garcinia cambogia is from the tamarind fruit, the shape is like a small pumpkin. The origins of the tamarind is from Indonesia but can also be found in other parts of the world like Central and West Africa, and Southeast Asia. It has traditionally been used for preservation and curing fish. It can also be use in chutneys and curries as well.
Because of garcinia’s ability to block the appetite, it is used in some villages in Malaysia to lose weight. They make a soup out of it and eat it before the main meal. This makes the main meals more “filling”.
The HCA (hydroxycitric acid) can double or even triple your weight loss efforts. It is a low cost alternative to all the weight loss supplements out there but much more effective. The extract comes from the rind of the tamarind fruit.
People lose an average of 4 pounds a month taking HCA.
This is really good news for folks with emotional eating habits. It also been shown to increase serotonin levels which means you will get a good nights sleep as well.
How Garcinia Cambogia works
There two things that the HCA extract does to make you lose the weight really fast. It:
- Blocks the fat
- Suppresses your appetite
HCA blocks citrate lyase. Citrate lyase is an enzyme that your body needs to make fat. It stops you from storing all that sugar and carbohydrates in to fat. When the fat making process is inhibited, the bad cholesterol and triglycerides decreases as well.
Serotonin levels are increased when you take HCA. Serotonin makes you feel good. Because it improves your emotions, you are not going to eat emotionally because of stress. When you eat less the body also releases the fat stored in your body.
A recent study done with 60 obese people over a period of 8 weeks. They where placed on a strict diet that limited their calorie intake to 1200kcal/day. One half of the group was given a dose of 1320 mg/day of HCA. The other group was the placebo-controlled group. The group that was given the HCA lost an average of 14 pounds. The placebo-controlled group lost an average of 6.1 pounds. The HCA group felt less hungry.
How Safe is it?
It has been used as a food source for hundreds of years. But do take caution if you are:
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- taking a diabetic medication like glyburide or insulin
- taking statin
- have Alzheimer’s disease
It’s best to see your doctor and get the green light before take the HCA extract as it could make your sugar levels even lower. Also, it can cause harmful side effects like muscle degradation or rhabdomyolysis if you are taking statin. People with Alzheimer’s should also avoid taking HCA as it can make the dementia worse.
What is the right dosage?
You should take 500-1000 mg before each meal. Don’t take more than 3000 mg in a day. You can buy it online or in health food stores. Make sure it has at least 50% active HCA. Try to get ones without any artificial ingredients and is filler-free. Make sure you check the labels to read and review the ingredients.
HCA works best alongside a healthy diet and proper exercise. When it comes to meals, portion control is very important to get the best results. Try and exercise at least a few times a week whether it is going for a walk or swim etc. Even if you didn’t do any of these recommendations, you will still lose about 2-4 pounds within a month.
Now you can see why this is being touted as the miracle weight loss pill. Remember though that it’s a lifestyle so make sure you develop a habit of exercising regularly and eating a well balanced diet load with nutrition.
If you do decide that this is something you would like to try, we highly recommend the garcinia cambogia extract supplement by Garcinia Gambogia Select.
Garcinia Cambogia Select are offering a free bottle on select orders at the moment. I’m not sure how long that offer will run for but take advantage of it while it’s there!