Garcinia Cambogia: Does it work for weight loss?

In today’s lifestyle, maintaining good health has become a difficult task. Excessive weight or being obese is the main reason why people fail to attain optimum health. Problems associated with excessive weight gain or obesity are heart disease and stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, unfluctuating metabolism, osteoarthritis, gout, breathing problems, asthma, sleep issues, gender specific problems such as infertility(in males as well as females) and PCOD(females), among many others.

Weight loss is theoretically easy but extremely challenging if taken practically. There is no magic key for losing weight. With the right kind of diet and appropriate exercise, you can lose weight easily. There are a number of fruits and vegetables which may enhance weight loss by various methods that includes blocking the body's ability to store fat and even suppress appetite.

To return to the above question let me first explain about Garcinia Cambogia.

What Is Garcinia Cambogia?

Garcinia cambogia is a fruit, well known in Southeast Asia, coastal Karnataka and Kerala. Peel of the fruit has a sour flavour similar to tamarind and is traditionally used in curries and other dressings. The fruit contains an ideal compound called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which has shown potential weight loss components in several studies. It looks like a small pumpkin and its colour varies from green to yellow. Garcinia Cambogia is also used into a weight loss supplement, which is highly effective and sold commercially worldwide.

Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss: Does it work?

Yes it does. The claimed weight loss effects of Garcinia Cambogia are credited to the presence of a phytochemical called Hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Several studies have shown that the phytochemical (HCA)has the ability to burn fat and suppress appetite. It works by blocking an enzyme, which is used in the body to make fat and thus burn fat against it. Moreover, it is known to increase the release of the serotonin hormone in the brain, that makes you feel less hungry.

A research study in 1996 on obese patients observed that after giving a Garcinia Cambogia supplement  for few weeks showed a statically significant reduction in weight. This study suggests that Garcinia Cambogia is a safe natural supplement for weight loss and management. Researches conducted on mice using Garcinia Cambogia supplement concluded that it helps in lowering the levels of insulin, blood cholesterol thus helps to burn more fat in the body.

Health Benefits Of Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a gift from nature which has benefitted humans a lot. It is termed as a 'superfood' due to its amazing health benefits other than weight loss.

Consider including Garcinia Cambogia into your diet to reap its benefits as it:

  1. Reduces Inflammation
  2. Detoxifies the body
  3. Controls the cholesterol
  4. Controls diabetes
  5. Helps in controlling blood sugar
  6. Boosts digestive process
  7. Releases happy hormones
  8. Helps protect against stomach infections and diseases
  9. Improves cardiovascular health
  10. Boosts energy
  11. Strengthens the bones
  12. Helps in inducing sleep