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From television spots, to celebrity reviews from high profile names like Kim Kardashian and Dr. Oz, advertisements are everywhere promoting the benefits of Garcinia Cambogia as a new weight management solution. However, like any weight loss supplement, it’s important to understand exactly how Garcinia Cambogia works in order to better determine the potential benefits of including it in your weight loss program.

The Basics

Garcinia Cambogia comes from a small tamarind fruit grown throughout India, southern Asia and parts of Africa. While the fruit is commonly used as an ingredient in foods like chutneys and curries, its popularity in the United States revolves around an extract removed from its rind. This extract is believed to hold much of the food’s weight loss abilities.

Fat Blocking

Inside each rind is a substance known as hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, which is extracted and used as a weight loss supplement. One of the primary ways this supplement works is through fat blocking. The Garcinia Cambogia extract inhibits a substance called citrate lyase, an enzyme that helps the body turn fat into carbohydrates. This benefit prevents the excess carbohydrates that are not used for energy from being stored as fat on the body.

Appetite Suppressant

An additional way that Garcinia Cambogia helps during weight loss is through appetite suppression. The HCA from the extract helps increase serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is often associated with mood, and lower levels can result in feelings of depression and anxiety. By increasing serotonin, your mood is lifted, helping suppress your appetite as well as may prevent reactive eating due to stress or negative emotions.

While Garcinia Cambogia can impact weight loss on its own, the supplement has greater value as part of a healthy and balanced weight loss plan. A weight loss physician can better explain how this supplement can work for your individual weight management solution. Take note that we are currently offering Garcinia Cambogia as part of our monthly package.

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