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What You Need To Know About Garcinia Cambogia

06 Sep 2019

Garcinia Cambogia comes from a tropical fruit grown in India & Southeast Asia also known as the Malabar tamarind which is a citrus fruit. It's mostly pinned on hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a substance found in garcinia Cambogia that appears to inhibit an enzyme called citrate lyase & interferes with fatty acid metabolism, aids weight loss.
Garcinia Cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped, yellow or greenish fruit. The fruit is so sour that it is generally not eaten fresh but rather used in cooking, hence supplements are made from the extract of the fruit’s peel.
Garcinia Cambogia is available in capsules, tablets, powders, & liquids.


It has been shown to affect appetite & weight regulation in two ways:

  1. Fat Production: It blocks the fat-producing enzyme Citrate lyase. This makes it harder for the body to produce fat.

  2. Cravings: It increases levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain. This can theoretically lead to reduced appetite & fewer cravings.


Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia:

  • Weight loss: The active ingredient hydroxycitric acid (HCA), blocks the enzyme involved in fat storage & this mechanism aids in weight loss.

  • Reducing Appetite: According to the research Garcinia Cambogia benefits include reducing the appetite by increasing the secretion of serotonin in the brain.

  • Lower cholesterol: Studies showed that Garcinia Cambogia gives positive cholesterol changes. It helps in lowering blood serum cholesterol levels & increasing the amount of good cholesterol too. 

  • Stabilizes blood sugar: Research showed that  Garcinia Cambogia helps to control blood sugar levels by improving the intake of glucose by cells. However, it’s always best to seek medical advice from a diabetologist before taking it.


Other commonly reported side effects:

  • Headaches & Nausea: Headaches & nausea are the two major side effects of garcinia Cambogia.

  • Dizziness & Dry mouth: Excessive consumption of Garcinia Cambogia extract can cause dizziness & dry mouth.

  • Upset stomach or diarrhea: People who take Garcinia Cambogia extract are likely to experience digestive problems.

  • Liver & Kidney problem: In 2009, the Food & Drug Administration warned everyone to stop using a weight-loss product that contained Garcinia Cambogia because some people were facing serious liver & kidney problems. 

  • Low blood sugar level: Garcinia Cambogia may lower blood sugar levels, so people who have diabetes should discuss with the diabetologist first before taking the supplement. 

  • Bloating & Constipation: Bloating & Constipation issues can also occur if you are having a fiber-rich diet along with the supplement too.

  • Restlessness & Sleeplessness: If the dosage of Garcinia Cambogia is high a person may feel restless or may experience insomnia ( sleepless night).

One can consume Garcinia Cambogia only if a certified dietitian or doctor has recommended, NO SELF - SUPPLEMENTATION!                                                                                                 
A healthy diet is the best & nothing can replace this.
Hence, the best way to lose weight is only through well-balanced meals & feeding your body with the right food & nutrients.


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