New Hope for Weight Management - Garcinia Cambogia
This small fruit, reminiscent of a pumpkin in appearance, is currently the most popularly used and widely advertised weight-loss supplement, displaying over 19 million links on Google®.*
Did you know that the fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia, has been used extensively as a flavourant especially in fish curries throughout South East Asia and as a common additive to make meals more filling.
Garcinia cambogia’s active ingredient is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which inhibits the enzyme responsible for catalysing the cleavage of citrate to acetyl-coenzyme A, a building block of fatty acid synthesis (Semwal et al 2015). This means that the ability of the body to synthesize fat is reduced.
HCA seems to work in other ways too, there is some evidence it may inhibit the reuptake of serotonin which can modulate appetite and there is also the suggestion it may reduce carb absorption.
HCA is also regarded as fairly safe, Chuah et al (2012) reviewed 17 clinical studies with Hydroxycitric Acid, out of the 873 subjects only 3 reported either itching around the mouth or nausea.
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Chuah LO, Yeap SK, Ho WY, Beh BK, Alitheen NB.(2012) In vitro and in vivo toxicity of garcinia or hydroxycitric Acid: a review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:197920. doi: 10.1155/2012/197920.
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Semwal RB, Semwal DK, Vermaak I, Viljoen A. (2015). A comprehensive scientific overview of Garcinia cambogia. Fitoterapia. Apr;102:134-48.