Garcinia Cambogia extract is derived from the rind of the garcinia cambogia, a small pumpkin-shaped fruit. Our powdered garcinia cambogia extract contains 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the active ingredient that may help with weight loss. HCA works by promoting thermogenesis to help block fat and suppress your appetite. It can also increase serotonin levels and may improve mood and sleeping patterns.
Garcinia cambogia is native to parts of South East Asia, India, Indonesia and in some parts of central Africa where there are rain forests. The extract comes from the fruit of the tree. The fruit is shaped like a pumpkin, and it is its rind from which we get the extract. Where it is found in Asia, it has been a part of the diet for hundreds of years. It is used mainly as a condiment for sea food, and its sharp taste is used to add taste to curries much in the same way that tamarind is used.
Dr. Mehmet Oz described garcinia cambogia as a “revolutionary fat-buster” on his show in late 2012 and recommended the herbal supplement as a weight-loss aid along with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Garcinia Cambogia Benefits
1) Weight-Loss: A 2005 study published in the journal Mutation Research examined people taking hydroxycitric acid (HCA) supplementation as part of a weight-loss program with healthy eating and regular exercise. The average participant in the study lost an average of four pounds per month.
2) Ward Off Depression: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter released by the brain that is associated with improving feels of well-being, and supporting restful sleep. A 2001 study published in the journal of Research Communications in Molecular Pathology and Pharmacology found that HCA increases serotonin release in the rat brain cortex.