What is the Garcinia cambogia?
Garcinia cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Central and West Africa, Southeast Asia, India and Indonesia. It has been known to be used in many traditional dishes, such as chutneys and curries.
Uses of garcinia cambogia
There are three basic uses of this fruit, among other things:
1. Traditional medicine
Extract from the skin of this fruit is used by local residents as a traditional medicine for diarrhea and mouth sores.
Residents in Southeast Asia countries, such as Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, and Thailand use this fruit as an ingredient of their traditional foods. Generally it is a variation of soups and curries. One of the well-known is the kaeng som of Thailand.
3. Weight loss
It is the result of research by Dr. Oz, which introduced the benefits of Garcinia extract for weight loss.
How does garcinia cambogia help weight loss?
Citrimax or Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) is an extract of Garcinia. It is claimed to have some efficacy in reducing weight. Here are some of them;
1. Helps reduce body fat.
When we consume carbohydrate foods, the digestive system will convert carbohydrates into glucose which is the source of energy for activity. When the amount of glucose stored in your body has reached the maximum, but you still consume high carbohydrate foods, then the excess glucose will be stored as fat. The good news is Garcinia cambogia extract is able to limit the amount of carbohydrates to be converted into fat.
2. Accelerates fat burning
Besides beneficial in limiting the formation of body fat, some people say it also helps burn more fat than before.
3. Suppress the appetite
Garcinia extract reportedly also help you suppress your appetite and makes you feel full longer.
Garcinia cambogia extract diet plan
There are no special diet coupled with Garcinia cambogia consumption. However like others diet in general, you should limit your intake of carbohydrates and starch foods, increase drinking water and do exercise regularly, especially cardio to burn your body fat and tighten the muscles.
Is garcinia cambogia approved by the FDA?
The extract of Garcinia cambogia made by home industries is not approved by the FDA, but most bottled products that sold in markets generally has been registered and approved by the FDA.
Natural garcinia cambogia side effects
The use of supplements containing Garcinia cambogia extract is safe for consumption and no serious complaints. The report is quite reasonable considering that Garcinia is also a food for most of the Asian population. However for those suffering from dementia or are pregnant and nursing recommended to avoid it.
How many garcinia cambogia to take a day
It recommended to take 500-1000 mg before meals. Make sure no more than 3000 mg per day and do not consume it when the stomach is empty.