Garcinia cambogia is small, pumpkin shaped fruit that grows in tropic area such as Southeast Asia and India. In this fruit contains active ingredients that found in the rind of garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid (HCA).
It can believe to help people for lose weight. Traditionally, this fruit is also known the Malabar tamarind in local people and it has benefit although it is not purpose for losing weight.
Garcinia cambogia has claimed beneficially to increase weight loss. Other claims that are commonly made about effectiveness of garcinia cambogia itself. Those are:
- improved bowel movements
- reduced joint pains
- improved cholesterol levels
- stronger desire to be physically active
- a more positive mood (including feeling happier, more energetic and less tired)
- increased energy and concentration
- stabilized blood sugar levels
- loss of appetite or less of a desire to eat than usual
- reduced cravings for unhealthy foods, such as sugar addiction
Some studies found that Garcinia cambogia might be able to help with low amounts of fat loss. Although, the effectiveness is rarely constant. Studies found that garcinia cambogia works by blocking a certain enzyme called adenosine triphosphate-citrate-lyase. This enzyme contributes to the formation of fat cells. On the other hand, various weight loss studies involving Garcinia Cambogia have been very mixed. One study reported a significance decrease in fat mass in the HCA compared placebo. The other studies reported a significant decrease in visceral fat.
Some studies found that herb can help lower someone’s appetite by increasing production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is associated with calm and happy feelings. Lowering appetite and suppressing reduce desire for comfort foods. Using garcinia gambogia is potentially lower risk and you should be better to manage your appetite for boosting serotonin production.