Garcinia Cambogia Extract is not very well known, but it is wildly popular in Europe and is growing in popularity in the U.S. as it is used in many varied weight loss supplements including Metabolite Ultra.
Garcinia extract is also known as Malabar tamarind.
It is a small purple fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. The fruit is also a commonly used flavoring agent in Indian cuisine.
Let’s give now the core garcinia cambogia information.
Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia Extract
The key benefit of garcinia cambogia extract lies in its compound called Hydroxycitric acid or HCA. Just what is HCA?
Fundamentally, it is a derivative of citric acid that is found in citrus fruits. Chemically, it is slightly different from citric acid. Studies confirm that HCA is believed to:
- Block the conversion of sugars and starches into fats — in other words, HCA studies suggest helps inhibit fat production.
- HCA may suppress natural appetite by raising brain chemical levels, specifically serotonin.
- Essentially, HCA is believed to help regulate the body’s metabolism.
- Promote continuous weight loss
Side Effects of Garcinia Extract
Currently, there are no serious side effects with either the garcinia extract or with its active ingredients, namely Hydroxycitric acid.
As always, though, I recommend before using any new supplement that you consult with your doctor first, pregnant women and nursing mothers most of all.
If taken separately, it is recommended the HCA dosage not exceed 250 to 1,000 mg three times a day. Currently, there is no recommended dosage, but nutrition experts recommend these dosages as a precautionary measure.
Nutritional Supplement Bible agrees. If in doubt, err on the side of caution.
For more non-biased information as to which nutritional supplements work and which don’t, we recommend you grab a copy of Will Brink’s Diet Supplements Revealed. Will Brink is a Harvard University graduate who is an expert on fitness, health, and of course supplements.
He is also a columnist for Muscle ‘n Fitness and Life Extension, two popular fitness magazines.
He give no BS, honest-to-goodness, unbiased information as to what supplements work and which don’t as he has no financial ties to any organization.
All told, I have spent literally thousands and thousands of dollars on supplements. I would have saved that money if we had a primer like Brink’s information at my fingertips.
Of course, whatever you do, don’t take anyone’s word as gospel. Do your own thinking, your own research, and your own analysis. Doctors for too long (and to a lesser extent naturopaths too) have tried to position themselves as “the answer” to all questions health.
If doctors are so smart, why has cancer increased since Nixon declared a war on cancer in 1971? Why are people actually sicker today than 50 years ago?
Yours in health,