Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? The Truth Unleashed
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garnicia Cambogia is a small plant, which is found in Southeast Asia. It is also known as Gambooge Malabar Tamarind. Its fruit is small, yellow, green and is pumpkin shaped. This fruit is full of tons of anti-oxidants and ingredients which help in combating fat as well as reduce the effects of aging. It has been used in traditional South Asian cuisine including curries and chutneys since ages. Garnicia Cambogia extract is usually pale yellow and brown powder and made of external fruit rind.
In 2004, the US National Library of Medicine published a study, which proved that Garnicia Cambogia reduced Body Mass Index (BMI) by an average of 5-6% when taken over 8 weeks with a remarkable amount of fat lost around the belly. Adding this ingredient to meals is considered to make food more fulfilling. In Malaysia, Garcinia Cambogia is used to make a soup that is eaten before meals for weight loss and appetite blocking and people call it a fat burner.
The main composite of Garcinia Cambogia is Hydroxycitric acid, which has a dual action when it comes to weight loss because it has fat burning properties, which speed up the body’s ability to burn fat up to 3 times the normal rate. This dual action includes:
- Helping liver to turn sugar into energy rather than fat.
- Lowering the level of Leptin in the blood, which is a hormone that triggers the sensation of hunger. Thus, a person feels less hungry and fuller quickly at mealtimes.
How Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?
For centuries, people have been taking Garcinia Cambogia Extract for its health benefits, which have been recently discovered by modern medicine. Garcinia Cambogia modifies the process of converting sugar into fat and its main ingredient Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) stops the formation of new fat cells in the body. This process takes place in liver but involve digestive system as excessive fat does not store in the body and passes through digestive system, getting eliminated in a matter of few hours.
Research proved the following functions of Garcinia Cambogia Extract:
- Helps block fat and allows a natural passing of fat through the body. Thus, maintaining healthy blood levels and cholesterol maintenance.
- Suppresses appetite and keeping fuller for a longer time.
- Helps brain produce more Serotonin, which is a natural chemical in brain that controls mood levels. Serotonin helps to fight depression and insomnia. Its higher level through the use of Garcinia Cambogia reduces stress eating and fat accumulating for weight gain. It also improves the sleep pattern by curing insomnia.
Garcinia Cambogia supplements
As research has proven that Garcinia Cambogia extract helps people lose weight without any changes to diet and exercise, it has been formed into a dietary supplement to make it easy to use.
Dr.Oz has hailed Garcinia Cambogia supplement as ‘The Holy Grail of weight loss’. Its supplement is not a stimulant like so many other weight loss supplements and do not jolt the nervous system, causing jitters.
Its supplements are being known as ‘wonder chemical’ and the right diet pill. They are safe and effective for weight loss as well as act as natural mood enhancer.
Garcinia Cambogia supplements usually take 3-4 weeks to show its result.
One of the significant studies conducted by Georgetown University show that after 8 weeks of Garcinia Cambogia supplement:
- Body weight and BMI decreased.
- Lipo-protein and tri-glycerides levels reduced.
- Leptin levels desreased
- Serotonin levels increased
- Urinary excretion of fat metabolites increased