Garcinia Cambogia has become a popular weight loss supplement but it is much more than that! Garcinia Cambogia is actually a small pumpkin shaped yellow green fruit.  The active ingredient in this small fruit responsible for all of its benefits is hydroxycitric acid or HCA for short.

Below are 3 studied benefits of Garcinia Cambogia.

1. Weight loss

Studies have shown Garcinia Cambogia may help lower high levels of fat in the blood and reduce oxidative stress. There are even studies suggesting it may be effective at reducing the amount of belly fat for those who are overweight.  Garcinia Cambogia is found to potentially inhibit the enzyme citrate lyase which is an important enzyme in the production of fat.  By stopping the function of this enzyme, the process of fat production is slowed down or even stopped lowering the possibility of weight gain

2. Reduced Appetite

Research has shown the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia increases the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps produce calm and happy feelings causing less cravings and urges for comfort foods. So if you are someone who stress eats or emotionally eats, Garcinia Cambogia can help to control your appetite and urge to snack!

3. Blood Sugar Control

Some research has shown Garcinia Cambogia to help manage blood sugar by its ability to improve the function of how cells uptake glucose for energy.  It is thought that Garcinia Cambogia inhibits pancreatic alpha amylase enzymes, changes intestinal glucosidase and alters fatty acid synthesis, all potentially changing the metabolism of carbohydrate and improving the body’s response to insulin! AKA better insulin sensitivity!

Garcinia Cambogia is a great and all natural supplement to include in your journey!  Just make sure to always consult your doctor before adding anything to your health and fitness routine.

July 17, 2023 — Bianca Shah