The world health organization predicts that there will be more than 2 billion people who will be overweight, over half of that number will be considered obese. This has led people in seeking help through many methods just to solve their overweight conditions. One of the methods that has really gained popularity is the use of herbal supplements. One of the supplements that’s widely used as a remedy for weight loss is garcinia cambogia.
Garcinia cambogia extract comes from a fruit whose origin is India, it resembles a pumpkin but it is relatively small in size, but really how does garcinia cambogia work? Garcinia’s active ingredient which helps suppress appetite and burn fat is hydroxycitric acid [HCA]. HCA is believed to sharpen the signals sent by the body to the central nervous system so as to indicate that the stomach does not need any food. Garcinia cambogia is full of antioxidants that prevent aging.
For people with rather big appetites garcinia cambogia comes in handy as one is required to take one or two tablets or as prescribed before meals. This suppresses ones food cravings and becomes of essence in controlling ones diet. It does this by minimizing the levels of serotonin in the brain thus reducing ones desire for carbohydrates. The reason why it is recommended is that although it suppresses ones appetite is that it also boosts energy levels .It is said to deflect the intake of calories away from fats being produced and turned into their final product known as glycogen thus energy levels are boosted.
Another major benefit of using garcinia cambogia is that it boosts the ability of the body to fight disease like rheumatism, bowel complications, swelling. Garcinia is also widely used in southeast Asia to relieve colds, sore throats liver disorders. Hydroxycitric acid is known to boost the production of mucus in the stomach thus it becomes a very useful remedy for people who suffer from gastric ulcers. It also ups the gastric juice defensive properties.
Many manufacturers will always tell their clients that the supplement does not have any side effects maybe just to protect their market base, but as a matter of fact, a number of people have complained of some mild side effects of garcinia cambogia like stomach discomfort, nausea, mild headaches, migraines. Some people have also complained of allergic reactions whose signs usually include trouble breathing, skin rash, mouth itchiness and sore throat.
Garcinia cambogia should however not at any instance be treated as an alternative for prescribed medicine
About the author Jacob P. Mullen