At first glance, the fruit Garcinia Cambogia is definitely not eye-catching. In fact, it looks like a fruit similar in appearance to a small pumpkin. However, what it lacks in eye-appeal, it more than makes up for its ability to help in weight loss.
As mentioned, Garcinia Cambogia is a small, pumpkin shaped fruit native to the Indonesian archipelago. A mainstay in the traditional herbal and culinary culture of that country, it is often used in food preparation which local lore says depresses the appetite and imparts a feeling of fullness to diners. An Indonesian soup for instance that uses the fruit is often consumed before a full meal, to enable diners to eat less.
Like most fruits though, the rind of the Garcinia Cambogia, is where most of its potent properties can be found. Studies have shown that its rind contains a natural extract called hydrocitric acid (HCA) that is often thought to cause weight loss due to the fruit’s appetite-blocking properties. Combined with the proper diet and adequate exercise, dieters have been known to lose on average, at least a pound a week.
HCA thus gives credence to traditional claims that Garcinia Cambogia helps in weight loss. This is of course due to the extract’s abilities to block fat and to suppress appetite. HCA is able to block fat because it inhibits a key enzyme (citric lyase) in the body that is needed to make fat from carbohydrates. The body usually converts carbohydrates to stored fat when carbohydrates are not immediately used. As such, when HCA is taken, the process of creating fat is stopped, with the added benefit that the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) is also halted and the presence of triglycerides in the body minimized.
Another benefit of the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia is that it has the ability to suppress appetite and reduce food cravings. It does this by increasing the presence of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, thereby paving the way for the improvement of mood and the body’s reaction to stress. As is well known by now in the scientific community, a person tends to eat more and consume more calories when he or she is depressed or stressed.
Another benefit that is often overlooked is that Garcinia Cambogia also boosts a person’s metabolism. This, when coupled with the proper diet and exercise, can likewise hasten weight loss
An added boon to the consumption of Garcinia Cambogia (and HCA) is that it is considered safe to consume, with a long history of consumption not only in Indonesia, but also in the rest of Southeast Asia and neighbouring South Asia. Traditional usage has also shown that pregnant women and people suffering from existing conditions like diabetes can safely consume it, provided a physician’s advice is sought. Nonetheless, people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs and those suffering from dementia should exercise caution as it can increase the risk of side effects and worse even exacerbate the condition for those already suffering from dementia.
Unfortunately, the supply of the Garcinia Cambogia fruit is not easy to source fresh. The best bet for those who wish to experience its effective weight loss benefits is through supplements like Cosmo Body Advanced with Garcinia Cambogia. Indeed, it may even be advisable to take Garcinia Cambogia as a supplement, as it provides the benefits of HCA through strict standards in its preparation. The quantity per capsule of Cosmo Body Advanced is likewise strictly controlled and regulated; and is especially formulated with polyphenols and 100% Epillogatechin Gallate—potent ingredients that are effective in promoting Thermogenesis.
Cosmo Body Advanced with Garcinia Cambogia comes in 650 mg capsules in bottles of 30s. It is advisable to take 2 to 3 capsules daily and is available in all Watsons stores nationwide and in selected outlets and online stores.