Losing Weight With Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia has become the darling of the weight loss industry recently because it has been billed as the new way to lose weight without dieting or exercising. It really got a boost after Dr. Oz, the TV doctor known to have good advice when it comes to products and concepts he endorses, featured the product on his show. He cited studies by Dr. Julie Chen, a well-known nutritionist that showed people losing weight by taking an extract from the fruit.

Garcinia Cambogia is a small, round fruit that grows in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, where the people have used it for centuries for its high anti-oxidant properties and flavorings for food. The people use it for many culinary purposes, one of which is to add to food dishes to give a feeling of being full.

In Dr. Chen’s study that Dr. Oz cited, she had two groups of people, one who took an extract from the fruit and one who did not. The final result was that the people who took the extract lost up to 10% of their body weight during the time frame of the study. They did no extra exercise nor did they do anything special with their diet.

The extract contains a compound called Hydroxycitric Acid, or HCA for short. HCA has been shown to be an appetite suppressant. This can take away the cravings that people seem to get between meals, and can also help in eating less during a meal. Rather than a heaping plateful, a normal size meal is easier to eat and get full from the meal. HCA will also reduce a person’s sugar cravings.

The appetite suppression is caused by an increase of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin has a great deal to do with our moods, and a lack of serotonin can be responsible for a depressive state and blue moods. This can also help a person control emotional eating and snacking between meals.

The big factor is that HCA will prevent the formation of fat cells, which has the effect of causing fat to become metabolized and to pass on through the body and be eliminated, rather than be retained in the body.

Studies have shown that bad cholesterol buildup is prevented and ingesting the HCA extract reduces triglycerides which is certainly a nice side effect.

People have found that they lose weight in the abdominal area first and it seems to come off very easily. The best results of loss of weight occur when the directions on the jar of the pills are followed closely, taking the product about one half hour before meals. Of course if a person exercises, the results will be that much better and the cardiovascular system will be the better for it.

The Garcinia Cambogia HCA extract seem like the ideal solution for busy people who really don’t have the time to spend in a formal exercise routine. The reports of countless people losing weight with out changing what they eat and without exercising are very encouraging. This product is certainly worth looking into.

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