How effective is Garcinia Cambogia ?

What is Miracle Garcinia Cambogia?

Garicinia Cambogia is the name of a fruit which is grown mostly in south-east Asian countries. It is also known as the bringleberry and Malabar Tamarind in those regions. The fruit is green in colour but it turns yellow when it ripens, much like a banana. Traditionally, Garicinia Cambogia has proved to be very helpful in curing a variety of ailments and is used in many Indian medicines. It is also a popular ingredient for flavouring several dishes of the south-east Asian cuisine.

The name Miracle Garicinia Cambogia has been given to a dietary supplement in the form of capsules which contain extracts from this fruit. It is claimed by the manufacturer that the rind of this fruit contains the active ingredient called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which helps in reducing weight. HCA is said to release an enzyme which affects the fatty acid metabolism of the body which in turn reduces the body’s capacity to absorb fat.

How Miracle Garcinia Cambogia promotes weight loss

Miracle Garcinia Cambogia is advertised as a natural way to shed a few extra pounds. It is claimed to be the perfect solution for losing weight for those people who have difficulty in following a regular dietary or exercise regime. Miracle Garcinia Cambogia is suitable for all age groups and is not affected by any previously existing medical condition since it contains only a natural plant extract. Here is a brief look at how this weight loss supplement works:

  • Taking regular dosage of Miracle Garcinia Cambogia will reduce the appetite of the user. This is caused because the active ingredient of this supplement increases glycogen in the liver. Because of the increased glycogen, the liver sends a message of satiety to the brain such that there is no feeling of hunger for longer durations. This not only reduces the appetite prompting people to eat less during meal times but also makes them disinclined towards in-between meal snacks.
  • The active ingredient of Miracle Garcinia Cambogia also prevents weight gain by hindering the process of conversion of carbohydrates and sugars into fats. An important enzyme which is required for this conversion is citrated lyase and Garcinia Cambogia affects the functioning of this enzyme so that fat is not created.
  • Finally, Miracle Garcinia Cambogia proves to be an excellent supplement for ensuring overall health of the body by preventing or decreasing formation of LDL and triglycerides in the body which are commonly known as ‘bad fats’.

How effective is Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is the main ingredient of Miracle Garcinia Cambogia. Many users of this dietary supplement have claimed that they have noticed positive results of the supplement within days of dosage. However, this seems to be a slightly exaggerated claim. Most supplements which contain natural extracts take at least a few months to show effects.

Many research studies have also been conducted to actually test the effectiveness of this ingredient with respect to weight loss. A clinical trial study for this ingredient was conducted and published in 2003 which involved a double-blind placebo method for testing the effects of this ingredient on 44 test subjects. It was found that that those who were taking the Garicinia Cambogia lost at least 20-25% more weight than those who were taking the placebo. The time period of the study was 6 weeks which proves that this ingredient will definitely help in reducing weight and will give noticeable effects within 6 weeks of dosage.

However, one important fact to be kept in mind is that for Garicinia Cambogia to be effective, at least 1600 mg of this plant extract should be consumed on a daily basis. There are many dietary supplements in the market which provide as little as 300-500 mg per dosage which is not enough.

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