In the growing interest in a fruit extract from Garcinia Cambogia used for burning fat and losing weight due to some recent publications & well-documented studies. Questions generally asked are, “Does it really work? How does it work? How much weight will I lose?” We have tried to answer all these important questions and a little more.
What is Garcinia Cambogia..
Garcinia cambogia extract comes from the fruit rind of the Garcinia Cambogia tree which grows in Southern Asian . The active ingredient in this extract is Hydroxycitric Acid also known as (HCA), which has been shown in clinical studies to be effective in weight management or weight loss.
How much to take it..
The Garcinia Cambogia extract come with (85% HCA) and to be taken two times a day 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner every day for Twelve weeks.The user also took part in a 30-60minute walking exercise program six days per week.
Researchers shows three times more weight loss
Study's assessed changes in body weight, body mass index (BMI), fat metabolites, serum serotonin levels, appetite and lipid profiles. The average weight loss ,was three times greater than thediet and exercise alone.
Less appetite & More Serotonin,
The Garcinia also reduced the food intake and curbed their appetite by 15-20%. The appetite reduction correlated with a significant increase in serum serotonin levels. It appears garcinia suppresses appetite by enhancing serotonin availability, leading to increased satiety. Serotonin is the “feel good” brain hormone that helps tell you you’re full. If your appetite is reduced, you’ll eat less and lose more weight.
Garcinia Improves cholesterol level..
The some study also showed the Garcinia Cambogia significantly reduced LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by 15%, reduced total cholesterol by 7%, and increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol by 9%.
How does it works..
The active component, HCA, in garcinia appears to inhibit the enzyme ATP-citrate lyase. This diverts carbohydrates away from fat storage and towards stored energy in the form of glycogen. Increased glycogen levels are believed to send a signal to the brain that the body is “full,” resulting in reduced appetite and food intake. Secondly, as mentioned before, it appears to stimulate serotonin release which is associated with decreased food intake. It also has been shown to help break down the protective perilipin layer surrounding fat cells making it easier for the body to burn fat cells.
Best dosage level..
The most effective dose is about 500 - 1500mg taken before twice/ thrice meals a day. That translates into taking two/three 500 mg capsules, two or three times a day. The higher dose is still recommended though based on the more comprehensive and longer-term study done with the higher dose. All doses mentioned are based on using a 85% HCA extract.
Who all can benefit from Garcinia Cambogia..
With so many diet ingredients to choose from, why take Garcinia Cambogia extract instead of one of the many other diet ingredients .Garcinia appears to work best with people who tend to overeat or have appetite control issues. You should also combine it with a reduced calorie diet.