Garcinia cambogia is a fruit that looks like a small pumpkin. It can be found in the regions of Southeast Asia and has long been used by long distance travelers to curb their hunger on their journeys. It is also used as an herbal remedy for menstrual discomfort and other digestive problems.
Garcinia cambogia extract was introduced in the Western market in 2007, and came in powder, liquid, and capsule form. It is not actually the fruit itself that has the weight loss properties but rather the rind of the garcinia cambogia. In the rind, you can find immense amounts of HCA, which is the secret ingredient to help you lose weight.
HCA stands for Hydroxycitric Acid which is a form of citric acid. This means that aside from having weight loss properties, it also contains great amounts of Vitamin C and is a powerful antioxidant, making garcinia cambogia a superfruit.
HCA helps you lose weight in 3 ways:
1. Curbs your hunger. While you are eating, HCA signals your brain that you’ve had enough to eat, preventing you from eating that second serving of your favorite food. HCA also makes you feel fuller longer, suppressing your need to eat snacks in between meals.
2. Increases serotonin levels. Overeating is linked to emotional eating. How many times have you turned to chocolate or ice cream after having a bad day? Instead of food lifting your spirits, HCA will do that for you by increasing serotonin levels in your brain.
3. Blocks fat from forming. HCA turns your carbs into energy instead of fat, making you lose a good percentage of body weight.
I had never taken garcinia cambogia before so I was unsure what to expect. The bottle says for a supplement take one tablet twice a day 30 minutes before meals with 8 ounces of water. Or for maximum results take 2 twice a day. I wasn't trying to lose a lot of weight so I decided to just take 1 twice a day. I noticed an increase in energy and wasn't as hungry between meals. I had gotten lazy with my exercise routine so I started walking every day. I felt better than I had in a while. I have only been taking these for 3 weeks but I have already lost 7 pounds. But the main benefit for me is I feel better and I'm more toned. I am definitely going to keep taking these.
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