Garcinia Cambogia – The Miracle Weightloss Fruit
Garcinia cambogia is a fruit from Southeast Asia that gained a lot of popularity after it received an endorsement from Dr. Oz. It became the new diet craze in no time, with people of all ages and sizes rushing to get it into their diet. We’ve seen it take over the diet supplement game and become one of the most popular ways to lose weight fast, while maintaining a normal diet and minimal exercises.
How Does it Work?
Garcinia cambogia works thanks to the three-pronged effect of the main active ingredient, hydroxycitric acid. This acid is a natural appetite suppressor, so when you integrate it into your diet, you feel less tempted to eat. It also changes the way your body processes carbs, fat and sugar. With the hydroxycitric acid coursing through your body, fats, carbs and sugars are not allowed to turn into body fat; instead, they will be used as fuel for more energy. The hydroxycitric acid is also great for burning belly fat, since it also encourages your body to burn your fat reserves. And last, but not least, it can boost your serotonin levels. When your serotonin levels are low, you are prone to overeating. When your serotonin is at healthy levels, you will not feel compelled to go on ice cream binges and the like.
Claims go from anywhere to several pounds a month to seven pounds a week, without the need for dieting and exercising. But of course, as with any other approach to weight loss, a healthy diet and light exercise help out a lot. This means no crazy ketosis diets and hours spent in the gym every day, just a couple of capsules of extracts or snacking on a fruit throughout the day.
Is It Safe?
In most cases, yes. Studies have shown that garcinia cambogia is safe, but the extract can be a problem, depending on where you get it. Some of the extract brands have several additives that could pose health risks. You should make sure that you buy only from reputable websites if you plan on getting extract. If you are looking for fruits, you can go crazy. Other than these side effects, the active ingredient in and of itself is not dangerous, and it has no negative implications for the body. However, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor before taking it, to see if it has any negative interactions with your medications or any medical conditions you might have.
How Do I Do It?
Well, it depends on what you get. If you get extracts just check the label, and you’ll get instructions on how to start using it. It usually involves taking 2-3 pills a day for a period of time, or until you’ve reached a desired weight. What you have to make sure of is that you research whatever online store you’re planning on buying from. And make sure you get extract that has at least 50% HCA written in the ingredient list.