Garcinia Cambogia is one of the most talked-about names in the weight loss industry presently. Health experts and nutritionists worldwide recommend it as one of the best ways to get a flat belly and a slim figure. Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin like fruit indigenous to India and parts of Asia. The rind and the extract of this fruit are used in making many of the popular weight loss supplements. Garcinia Cambogia is termed as the Queen of Fruits in Asia. It grows on the tree Garcinia Mangostana which is also known as Mangosteen. It is a tropical evergreen tree and is originated in Moluccas and Sunda Islands. The Mangosteen tree grows from 7-25 meters.
The Garcnia Cambogia, known as AAL in India is an edible fruit and is deep reddish purple in color when ripe. The fruit is remarkably delicious and is closely related to other tropical fruits like lemondrop mangosteen and button mangosteen.
How Does Garcinia Cambogia Look?
The fruit looks like a small pumpkin. Its outer shell is in typically 4-6 in diameter and is quite hard. The edible fruit deep inside the shell is white in color and is nested in a deep red outer pod. The fruit is very juicy and has seeds and segments according to its size and ripeness.
The outer shell, however, looks hard but it is quite easy to open. When the shell is broken a purplish juicy fruit can be seen.
Garcinia Cambogia Features:
The rind (peel) and the extract of the fruit Garcinia Cambogia are extremely rich in weight loss properties and is used various weight loss supplements. The extract of fruit is Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) is claimed to work as an effective appetite suppressor and fat burner. HCA is clinically tested and proven to have remarkable weight loss properties.
HCA (Hydroxycitric acid) inhibits the citrate lyase enzyme, (enzyme tends to increase the weight by turning the excess carbohydrate into fat). By inhibiting this enzyme, HCA burns the extra carbohydrates and turn it into energy by boosting carbohydrate oxidation.
Extensive studies prove that Garcinia Cambogia reduces food intake by suppressing appetite and by burning the fat faster. HCA almost doubles the weight loss process.
Garcinia cambogia, the queen of fruits reportedly does not have any adverse effects in healthy adults, but the health experts never recommend it for children, pregnant women, and lactating mother. Individuals suffering my Alzheimer or diabetes mellitus are also advised not to take Garcinia Cambogia.
How To Take Garcinia Cambogia?
The rind and extract of the fruit are not edible unless it is cooked. Garcinia Cambogia is sold in capsule form including a set percentage of the fruit extract (HCA) which is the active ingredient. There are various health supplements made from Garcinia Cambogia but Health experts recommend only those having standardized 50% or greater HCA.
The daily dosage is divided into three parts to maximize the effects. Expert advice to take one or more capsules 30-60 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.