Garcinia Cambogia is a cute little pumpkin shaped fruit (popularly known as tamarind) which is majoritively found in India, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. It is used for various Indian cuisines such as chutneys, medicines such as laxatives and currently rules the weight loss kingdom providing us with extracts and pills that act as a dietary supplement.
Garcinia Cambogia and its weight loss supplements:
Say ‘YES’ to weight loss………Losing weight by taping a picture of favorite model in refrigerator cabinet is not one of the motivating factors anymore. People in today’s world want products and methods that drives them to a healthy lifestyle. The most searched topic in Google is “Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss”.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia Cambogia is a cute little pumpkin shaped fruit (popularly known as tamarind) which is majoritively found in India, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. It is used for various Indian cuisines such as chutneys, medicines such as laxatives and currently rules the weight loss kingdom providing us with extracts and pills that act as a dietary supplement. It contains antioxidants which helps you aid in keeping your cellular DNA intact and thus reducing your age. In a recent study, researchers used the extracts of Garcinia Cambogia on obese rats and found out that the rats lost weight although higher doses of the extracts resulted in testicular atrophy……Uh-oh….:-o
Dr. Oz on his show presented his participants to try out Garcinia Cambogia and its effects on losing weight. After a period of just a week, some participants lost approximately 5-9 pounds. Yes, unbelievable…but true. The product has been creating a rage ever since this show.
Affects & Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia
How Garcinia Cambogia affects your body?
Garcinia Cambogia contains natural ingredient known as Hyrodxycitric Acid (HCA) which when consumed as capsules or extracts transfers our calories into energies. The energies are stocked up in our muscles and livers as glycogen. When the glycogen is full, our brain gets the information and this is one of the reasons our hunger lessens as we eat a large meal. HCA releases Citrate lyase which is an enzyme which blocks fat from the carbs received through your food thus decreasing the fat production process in your body.
Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia:
Garcinia Cambogia or tamarind are also beneficial for increasing the seratonin levels in one’s body thus making them feel good about themselves thus making you less depressed and anxious. When the seratonin levels are in high, you feel less lethargic which will get you out of any bad situation without making you crave for more carb foods. As it contains anti-inflammatory properties, it is also beneficial for people who suffer from acidity, hemorrhoids, ulcers etc.
Recent study has also shown that Garcinia Cambogia can prevent other diseases such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiac diseases
- Immunodeficiency disorders
How safe is intake of Garcinia Cambogia
It would be beneficial for your health if the intake is prescribed by your dietitian. Do a lot of research before going ahead with the correct supplement. Lots of fake Garcinia Cambogia products have hit the market shelves and all over the internet from China. BEWARE…..as it may lead to hazardous effects in your body rather than help you lose weight. These products are genuinely phony for three reasons:
a) All products available in market are not created with the same level of ingredients. The quality and quantity of dosage may vary depending on the brand.
b) The extracts in the pack do not come from the same origin that was proved effective in clinical studies
c) HCA content should be enough in the product to prove it beneficial
Here are a few tips that will help you to identify the correct Garcinia Cambogia product:
1. Although Dr. Oz termed Garcinia Cambogia as “the holy grail of fat loss”, he, however, does not promote any particular brand/company. So, if you see any brand claiming that it is “Dr. Oz recommended”, please note that it is not a genuine product and will not be effective.
2. Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) must be listed in the capsules and each capsule should contain at least 50% of HCA. If it is more, that’s ok but do not buy a product if it contains less percentage of HCA which is important in burning fat.
3. Ingredients in the content will include the minerals – Potassium and Calcium which is essential to digest your dietary supplement.
4. It is recommended that the daily dosage should be 1500 mg (i.e. if per capsule is of 500 mg, your intake should be 3 capsules per day)
5. If none of the ingredients are listed while choosing a brand, DO NOT buy that product.
6. Look out if artificial flavors or ingredients are mentioned in a product
7. The dietary supplement must be manufactured in a FDA approved facility. If the product doesn’t mention it, stay away.
Now that you got a vague idea of choosing the correct brand that meets with your requirement, lets move on to the scary part (side-effects and reviews of Garcinia Cambogia).
Some claim that they have lost weight during the early week of consuming the supplement. They feel more energetic and upbeat. Combining healthy diets, 2 litres of water, regular exercise along with Garcinia Cambogia supplement has produced desirable effects of weight loss along with improved skin tone and thereby reducing aging and wrinkles. As this highly an organic product, there are no particular side-effects to it.
It is strictly instructed that pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should not consume these pills. Quite a few negative reviews have been found such as people felt nauseous followed by headaches or indigestion after consumption of these pills. Some have claimed that they felt increased hunger or lack of sleep and in rare cases, diarrhea too. If you want to know more, click on this Garcinia Cambogia link.
Originally posted 2012-12-17 11:30:33.