What is Garcinia Cambogia?


I know many mums seem to be constantly grappling with weight issues, trying numerous diets and regimes in a bid to finally lose that baby weight years down the line and kick the comfort eating for good. I am of the line of thought that sometimes you need to try a lot of different things to find what works, and so I’m sharing here information on Garcinia Cambogia for those of you who are looking for potentially different avenues to tackle your weight management.

What is it?

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit that grows on trees in South and South East Asia known for its weight loss properties. It belongs to the same family as Mangosteen. A natural way of fat reduction, it works by suppresses the appetite and also keeps your body’s fat producing abilities in check and working on stubborn fat deposited over the years.

So how does it work?

Garcinia Cambogia contains a substance called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which increases levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences your mood, behaviour, and appetite which helps to put a lid on emotional eating which is what most of us feel like doing at the end of, our during a hard day.The lowered secretion of this chemical in brain is said to result in lowered hunger attacks and your body no longer craving sugar.

It also is reported to slow the production of specific enzymes in the body that are associated with creating fat, and is said to enable the body to burn carbohydrates and sugars rather than storing them as fat.

The claims

There are two important clinical trials performed to prove the efficacy of Garcinia Cambogia (with HCA levels of 60%). Both these trials were carried out through double blind studies: One was carried out in Kanagawa region of Japan and another in Elluru region of India. The results of these studies revealed that there is 5% to 8% reduction in the body fat and body weight in merely 8 weeks. Significant reduction in LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol) was also observed.

What to look out for

When looking into a Garcinia Cambogia supplement, the vital thing it how much of the extract is contained in the supplement (60% for optimal results). Many supplements in the market of contain much less amounts of HCA and are filled with bulking agents and filers to make up the rest of the supplement.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with US Premium Garcinia Cambogia.



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