Garcinia Cambogia is a pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia. South Asians have traditionally used it as an appetite blocker. The ingredient in Garcinia's rind that helps you feel like eating less is hydroxycitric acid, or HCA. When combined with reasonable weight loss efforts including sensible eating and staying active, researchers have found that HCA can double or triple diet results.
Scientists and medical professionals believe HCA extracted from Garcinia aids weight loss in two ways: it helps block fat formation, and it suppresses your urge to eat. Dieters still need to eat smart and stay active, but HCA enhances diet results. It appears to fight fat by inhibiting the enzymes Alpha-Amylase and Alpha Glucosidase. HCA also acts to slow production of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the same way.
HCA also increases serotonin (a.k.a. "happy hormone") levels in the brain, which not only improves mood by reducing anxiety and depression, but reduces your likelihood of eating as a response to stress. Many of us resort to comfort food when we encounter stressful situations.
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"I have been using Garcinia for a week now, i am happy with it. It does help curb my appetite, i don't get those hunger pains which accompany diets. I am a fairly healthy eater, but i do love my carbs. I am 33 years old and i'm trying to lose pregnancy weight. This is not a miracle pill though, all it does is make it easier for you to eat less, the rest is up to you! You still have to have self-control around food. I'd say Garcinia helps with about 50% of my appetite, i still have to be strong and stick to healthy foods, and avoid emotional eating."
- Eloise A. (United States)
Where does Garcinia come from, and what could it do for my diet?
Our Garcinia is extracted from the rind of the Indonesian fruit Garcinia Cambogia, also called tamarind. In South Asia, Garcinia has been used for centuries for its weight management benefits because it is especially filling. Today we understand why people use it to slim down: it contains HCA! Our weight loss research and development team is constantly evaluating "nutraceuticals" (natural ingredients with health benefits) to offer our customers, and we found that Garcinia performs well as an antiobesogenic (fat fighter). Modern science, advanced processing technology, and superior logistics allow us to offer Garcinia Cambogia at an affordable price with speedy delivery to your door.
How does HCA work?
HCA (hydroxycitric acid) blocks fat by inhibiting citric lyase, a key enzyme necessary to convert carbohydrates into stored fat. Blocking citric lyase also stops production of LDL cholesterol and lowers triglyceride levels. (Triglycerides are the main form of body fat, the kind that builds up on your trouble areas—hips, belly, waist.) Other proposed weight loss actions of HCA include appetite suppression and increased thermogenesis (fat oxidation). HCA may also control cravings by boosting serotonin levels in your brain. Low serotonin levels have been linked to depression and anxiety, so the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia 1234® could improve your mood and your sleep quality, making it less likely for you to react to stress by eating comfort food.
What does the research show?
Studies support HCA's effectiveness in "reducing fat absorption, increasing fat metabolism, inhibiting appetite, and lowering LDL cholesterol."1 Researchers believe HCA shows promise for weight loss.2
1 (Melanie Haiken, 7 New Weight Loss Supplements That Really Work, Forbes Magazine, October 2012.) 2 Richard A. Collins, Hydroxycitric Acid and Weight Loss, The Biomedical Scientist, September 2006, 1-4.
How much HCA is in each serving of Garcinia Cambogia 1234® ?
HCA is standardized at 60% of 1500 mg per serving (2 veggie caps), or 900 mg.
What do the other ingredients do?
Calcium and potassium act as catalysts to increase HCA's bioavailability so that it can further reduce the absorption kinetics of dietary fat. Chromium is included to help regulate metabolism, improve blood sugar control, and increase energy. Also:
Do I have to follow a certain diet?
That's up to you. While Garcinia dieters report significant results without following an eating plan or doing extra exercise, you'll reach your goal more quickly if you watch what you eat and stay active. Charts to track your calorie intake, allowed food lists, serving suggestions, and helpful diet tips are included with your purchase, so why not use them? Garcinia dieters who follow a restricted calorie protocol consistently report better weight loss results.
To avoid gaining again and going on diets frequently, consider using Garcinia to maintain your goal weight once you get down where you want to be. It's a smart strategy to avoid yo-yo dieting and keep your great body after you've put so much effort in improving your health and appearance.
Is it safe to take Garcinia Cambogia 1234® ?
No negative side effects have been associated with Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss, but it's always a good idea to talk with your health care provider before beginning any diet. Remember, being overweight can be dangerous, too. Take immediate action, and lower your risk for obesity-related health issues including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis.
(Source: The Medical Risk of Obesity, Postgraduate Medicine, November 2009, 121 (6):21-23.)
What is a "self-guided" diet?
You're driving. You are in full control of your diet experience. Set a reasonable goal according to your body mass index (BMI), take your Garcinia Cambogia 1234® supplement as directed, and don't give up if you happen to cheat a little.
You don't have to starve yourself and feel miserable just to lose weight--it's okay to get a little help from Mother Nature, so take advantage of the latest belly-busting ingredients to help you feel less hungry and burn fat faster than you normally would.
What am I getting into?
Hopefully, your skinny jeans! Benefits also include:
What if I have a question about my Garcinia Cambogia diet?
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