Sometimes when we are not able to find an effective solution to a problem, we turn to nature. Amazingly nature always answers with the most viable and feasible solutions. It seems like nature has answered again, this time to the problem of weight gain. The latest buzz in the nutrition industry for weight loss products is Garcinia Cambogia and it is being touted as the most effective and natural remedy for weight gain problems.
A brief introduction
There is a huge possibility that it’s the first time you are reading about Garcinia Cambogia. The product has recently bagged popularity after it was endorsed by Dr Oz on his television show. It’s true that it is a relatively new product in the west but by no means can it be considered as a completely new concept.
Garcinia Cambogia, a tropical fruit native to Indonesia and some other tropical countries in Asia, has been used for centuries by the native people of Indonesia. In a study it was found that the native people of Indonesia, India and China have used this fruit as a regular part of their diet. It is a small pumpkin shaped fruit and due to its sour taste and spherical shape it is also known as Pot Tamarind.
HCA – The magical component of Garcinia Cambogia
The active component in Garcinia Cambogia that results in weight loss is known as Hydroxycitic Acid or simply HCA. Through many scientific researches it has been proved that Hydroxycitric acid is very effective in controlling and suppressing hunger. The bottom line is that regular intake of HCA results in a reduced appetite. It is only obvious that a reduced appetite will directly lead to weight loss.
In another independent study it was also found that regular ingestion of high doses of Hydroxycitric Acid directly leads to significant suppression of epididymal fat accumulation. However it is not recommended to take such high doses because it can have some side effects.
Even though it is a relatively new product in the west, the native people of Indonesia have always known about the positive health effects of Garcinia Cambogia. The fact that they have eaten this fruit for centuries is a testament to the effectiveness of this fruit’s extract as a weight loss supplement.
Should you be cautious while buying it?
It is certainly not advisable to trust just any other brand claiming to offer pure Garcinia Cambogia extract. The problem is that there are just too many fraud companies on the internet and they have no moral or ethical obligations at all. All that these companies care about is how to make a quick buck and hence they sell cheap stuff on the name of a high quality product and as a result the reputation of the actual product takes an underserved hit. Before buying any product make sure that it is pure Garcinia Cambogia extract and has no additives what so ever. The reason why we advise you to go for a pure Garcinia Cambogia extract is that additives can have adverse side effects. Also, before trusting any particular brand, please read some customer testimonies.
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David Jones is a nutritional expert, personal trainer, and is always evaluating products that can help people get fit and lose weight. He always advises his patients to go for natural products instead of chemically synthesized supplements. From his experience Henry states that using natural products like garcinia cambogia for weight loss is risk free as they don’t have any side effects as opposed to chemically synthesized products.