Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical plant of Indonesian origin which is widely found in the tropical forests of South-East Asia. It has become popular as a weight loss remedy across the world. It looks like a small pumpkin that’s green in colour.
Researchers have worked for years to bring out the potential of this fruit, and now nutritionists are raving about this fruit as a power-packed weight loss therapy. Not only weight loss, but Garcinia Cambogia is also known to treat various other ailments like stomach ulcers, indigestion, etc.
Garcinia Cambogia can be consumed in the form of tablets, capsules or as the fruit itself. It is a natural way of losing weight as it just alters the metabolism of body to ensure faster weight loss.
The main benefits of Garcinia Cambogia:
• Garcinia Cambogia; The effective Fat Blocker:
Citric acid has a very powerful product called the Hydroxycitric acid or HCA which is one of the main active ingredients of Garcinia Cambogia. Citrate Lyase is an essential metabolic enzyme whose effects are inhibited by Hydroxycitric acid. Citrate Lyase is the enzyme that converts extra sugar and carbs into fatty acids.
The fat that is left unused is stored in various parts of our body that include thigh, hips, stomach and legs. By stopping the working process of Citrate Lyase, HCA slows down the process of sugar conversion into fat. This is the key mechanism that makes Garcinia Cambogia an ideal weight loss medication. A study has been carried out which proved that people who consumed this fruit extract lost two pounds of weight more than people who didn’t consume this extract.
• Appetite Suppressing Properties:
Garcinia Cambogia’s active ingredient hydroxy citric acid efficiently suppresses the appetite of an individual. Serotonin is a critical brain chemical that controls our mood and also appetite. Hydroxycitric acid raises the levels of serotonin in our body which in return suppresses our desire to eat.
It also reduces cravings for sugar very efficiently.An elevated level of Serotonin also suggests better mood and low depression and anxiety. Most people turn to high-calorie food when they are depressed. Thus serotonin helps in avoiding such situation and fights cravings even during low phases. It prevents junk food consumption that leads to obesity related to stress or anxiety.
• Metabolism Boosting Properties
Garcinia Cambogia maintains the body’s metabolism efficiently by keeping the chemical reactions within the body in a balanced state. It makes sure the fat does not get stored but is utilised efficiently. It helps in shedding fat faster and maintains body’s optimal weight. Hydroxycitric acid alters the metabolism process by speeding it up without affecting the body’s chemical balance. The metabolism speeds up rapidly with regular consumption and helps people in maintaining a trimmed down physique.
• Managing cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels
Sugar levels are very vital for healthy functioning of human body. These levels are maintained depending on what we consume and how the body utilises the sugar. Unutilized sugar remains in the blood, increasing the blood sugar levels causing diabetes. Garcinia Cambogia extracts speed up the rate of utilisation of glucose and make sure that blood sugar levels are optimal.
Consumption of Garcinia Cambogia extracts is also known to reduce the levels of triglycerides and “bad cholesterol” while increasing the levels of the “good cholesterol”.
• Side effects of consuming Garcinia Cambogia
Consuming Garcinia Cambogia while undergoing treatment for high blood sugar levels can reduce blood sugar levels to a fatal limit. One should always consult doctors before consuming Garcinia Cambogia as it may react with prescribed medications for various health concerns. It is also important to eat healthily and not skip meals while consuming Garcinia Cambogia.