Garcinia Cambogia is a plant, found in South East Asia, the rind of which contributes to the weight loss supplement that is currently all the rage. Doctors and dieticians, including the celebrity Doctor Oz, have endorsed Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss, and many independent studies have shown that it is effective. Garcinia Cambogia (also known as Malabar tamarind, gambooge and brindleberry) is fast, effective, and cheap. It aids in suppressing the appetite as well as blocking fat deposits instead causing the body to expel excess fat.
Garcinia Cambrogia is nothing new; used for generations in Southeast Asia a soup made from the fruit is a common appetizer because it is known to reduce cravings and appetite. The HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) in the fruit has many healthful benefits in addition to increasing the metabolism and aiding in burning body fat.
HCA increases serotonin levels in the brain; this elevates the mood reducing our natural tendency to eat when feeling bored or depressed. Increased serotonin level also aid in improved sleep and mood, incase you needed a little more push to try it.
HCA inhibits the enzymes that store excess carbohydrates as fat. As a result, your body expels these carbs instead of depositing them in the body as fat stores. Combine these two with the fat burning benefits and many users report an increase in weight loss of two to three times what they experienced before adding the supplement to their weight loss routine.
There is overwhelming evidence that Garcinia Cambogia is effective for weight loss.
Studies show that if one takes Garcinia Cambogia supplement alone, with no other diet or exercise routine the average user will drop three to four pounds a month. Those serious about losing weight that combine Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss with diet and exercise have experienced weight loss in the fifteen to twenty pound a month range. Those are HUGE results (pardon the pun).
There are however conflicting studies. You should know before buying Garcinia Cambogia that there have been studies that have shown Garcinia to be less effective than the studies mentioned above. In addition, too much HCA has definite, negative, side effects. Ingesting too much HCA in any form has lead to nausea, headache, diarrhea, and “digestive discomfort” (stomach ache). If you experience any of those, you should stop taking Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss purposes and consult your doctor or dietician before you begin again.
Here are a few recent reviews found around the web:
T.B. “I tried Garcinia. I’ve been watching what I’ve been eating, but this helped me shed pounds even when I wasn’t eating that great – halloween and bday party. I’ve been using it for just under a month, and have lost approximately 6 pounds. The ones I’ve been trying to lose all summer. I plan another bottle of higher intensity (taking around 2000mg a day, Oz recommends 3000 but can’t get there, plus seeing good results), then tone it down to 1000-1500mg a day for maintenance. Check out a trial. Highly Recommend!”
Sherrie says “I am just finishing my third week and at first had only had suppressed hunger. I have dropped 3# this week so far. Most of what I read before starting seemed to show that it was week 4 and 5 that you started really seeing change so I am excited for the next couple of weeks. I have not seen any side effects (headache, dizzy, heart palpitations, etc.) I feel more alert, sleeping better and have more energy.”
RDant “Have used for four weeks in conjunction with adherence to a balanced low calorie diet of about 300 for breakfast and 300 for lunch and 600 for dinner with a couple of 200 cal snacks. The GC has been great to help me stick to yhis plan. Went from 225.6 to 211.0 so far.”