Garcinia Cambogia

Nutrient supplements that contain extracts of the Malabar tamarind (Garcinia Cambogia) have become the go-to medicine for their power to control appetite and reduce weight gain. Malabar tamarind was once a distant cousin of the mangosteen. Grown in and across southwest India, the Malabar tamarind is also called as the gambooge fruit. This fruit ripens to become a red or yellowish fruit, shaped like a pumpkin, about the size of an orange.

Since centuries, Garcinia Cambogia suppliers and Garcinia Cambogia exporters have been using the dried gambooge rinds fro various curries and chutneys, and sometimes to even cure stomach problems. Scientists, in the late 1960s, discovered a substance in the rind of this fruit called hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, and this has turn out to have some potentially attractive qualities. Studies have shown that this HCA is capable of stopping an enzyme that turns sugar into fat. A fruit that is capable of interfering with the production of body fat – that is quite appealing. That being said, we cannot always say that good results in test tubes may turn out to be as good as real life applications on a human body.

Does it work?

There is no definite answer to this as some studies have revealed that HCA works and some say that it doesn’t. Usage of HCA on mice have shown that with the consumption of this substance, they ate less, lost some weight and even produced lesser fat from sugar.


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On the other hand, studies on humans have shown us different results. One trial between two sets of people who used the real medicine and a placebo pill, showed no difference at all.

Garcinia Cambogia manufacturers in India ensure their products are safe to consume and responsibly label them. Some recent laboratory tests have shown that most online supplements contain substantially less HCA than the label claims. In spite of its popularity, it is quite difficult to track how effective the supplements containing it are.

Is it safe?

People can safely consume the fruit as it has been proven safe for the human body. Clinic trials has shown that it is safe to consume it by mouth. However, take it with caution – because it has many side effects. It may interfere with diabetic treatments of patients by lowering their blood sugar. This fruit isn’t sufficiently tested on pregnant women and women who breastfeed. This may also cause trouble to patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

A 2016 case study examined a scenario where the usage of Garcinia Cambogia had caused hepatic failure and resulted in a liver transplant. The patient had consumed a supplement containing Garcinia extract for many months before his liver had failed. The report mentioned that this was the first known case of liver failure to have come into the limelight that had been linked to Garcinia extract. Other causes of liver damage such as drugs and alcohol were ruled out, and Garcinia Cambogia was the only remaining supplement that was ingested by the patient.

A conclusion derived from this experiment is that there is more research necessary in this area, and in the meanwhile, people should be aware of the risks involved in consuming this supplement.

Active Principle :

(-) Hydroxycitric Acid

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