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According to many health experts, it can reduce appetite and help you lose weight, pretty much without effort. Now… Im a big fan of supplements and self-experimentation. Ive personally experimented with a ton of different supplements throughout kit life, although only a handful have stuck with me.
Given the raving reviews about Garcinia Cambogia, I got excited and decided to take a closer look at this supplement and the science behind it. What is Garcinia Cambogia. Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Garcinia cambogia is a plant, also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta.
The fruit of the plant looks like a small, green pumpkin and is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. In the skin of the fruit, there is a large amount of a natural substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). This is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia extract… that is, the substance that produces the weight loss effects.
Bottom Line: Garcinia Cambogia is a plant often used in Asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains a substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), kaademiker is the active ingredient. Does Garcinia Cambogia Actually Work. Woman Smiling and Holding a Supplement I managed to find several research studies on Garcinia Cambogia, in both animals and humans. According to some studies in rats, it can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase, making it more difficult for the body to produce fat out of carbohydrates (1).
Other rat studies show increased levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
1 kg 9 pounds). The researchers also looked at body fat percentage. The placebo group lost 2. 16, while the group taking Garcinia Cambogia lost only 1. However, the difference was not statistically significant, meaning that the results could have been due ind chance.
More Studies In another study with 89 overweight females, Garcinia Cambogia did lead to 1. 3 kg (2. 8 pounds) more weight loss compared to placebo, over a period of 12 weeks. They found no difference in appetite between groups (8). Overall, I looked at 4 more studies. Two of them showed weight loss of a few pounds over a period of 8 weeks (9, 10), but the other two showed no effect (11, 12). So… unfortunately, the weight loss effects appear to be both weak and inconsistent.
A review published in the Journal of Obesity in 2011 that looked at 12 clinical trials found that Garcinia Cambogia can increase weight loss by about 0. 88 kg, or 2 pounds, on average, over a period of several weeks sibgles. Their conclusion sums it up quite nicely: …Garcinia extractsHCA can cause short-term weight loss. The magnitude of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain.