What Is Garcinia Cambogia?
Does Garcinia cambogia help with weight loss and appetite?
Normally, reducing calories and increasing exercise should help burn off excess belly fat and replace exercise with overeating, however people who have yo yo dieted, claim they have more trouble losing weight than they see that others do. Some even claim that exercise makes them hungrier. Let's take a look at Garcinia cambogia and if it might help.
Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as Malabar tamarind.
It looks very much like an undersized pumpkin, green in color and slightly more oval in shape. The active component in Garcinia cambogia is in the fruit's rind and is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA)
According to a WebMD article about a review published in the Journal of Obesity, they found that people who took Garcinia cambogia (HCA) lost about 2 pounds more* than people who did not take Garcinia cambogia. The article further states that HCA appears appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which the body uses to make fat. They also report that HCA raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may be why some feel less hungry and reduce appetite.
Garcinia cambogia can be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program to help fight slow metabolism and support weight maintenance. Many report a reduction in appetite.
Even though studies have been conducted on Garcinia cambogia, weight loss and appetite, the reviewer in the article could not say for sure that the weight loss was because of the supplement, reduction in appetite or both. The author stated the weight loss could have been from the lower-calorie diet and exercise programs that people in the studies typically followed.
For the full WebMD report, CLICK HERE
Research Report of Effects of Garcinia Cambogia on Visceral Fat report, CLICK HERE
Links to studies are for educational purposes only.
2 capsules (maximum of 4 caps a day)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 20mg / 22% Daily Value
Calcium (from Garcinia cambogia extract) 140mg / 11% Daily Value
Chromium (as picolinate) 50mcg / 144% of Daily Value
Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract (50% hydroxycitric acid) (Fruit) 1000mg / Daily Value
Other ingredients: Gelatin (bovine), vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide.
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Label updated 8/8/2023
SUGGESTED USE: 1 - 2 capsules 30 - 60 minutes prior to a meal, with a maximum of 4 capsules per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
This product should be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program.
CAUTION: Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Label updated 8/8/2023