Garcinia Cambogia is a small, sweet tropical fruit. This fruit is grown in India and Southeast Asia. It almost looks like a pumpkin. The citric acid in Garcinia Cambogia is like an orange and lemon. The acid in this fruit is HCA (Hydroxycitric acid). HCA has been known to cause weight loss in lab rats.
How does Garcinia Cambogia work?
The HCA in Garcinia Cambogia blocks citrate lyase, which is an enzyme. This enzyme helps to turn the sugars and starches a person eats into fat. When the fat creating enzyme is blocked from adding more fat onto a person, the carbs and starches the person eats will then be used for energy production.
Since the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia blocks fat storage, the person will burn off what fat is on their body through effective cardio exercises. When the enzyme is blocked and can not create more fat cells, the person will have their fat levels go down since no new fat will replace what is lost.
When taken the right way Garcinia Cambogia can help suppress a person’s appetite. The HCA in this supplement will make the person satisfied with what they ate. When a person is satisfied with what they have already eaten, they will eat less during the meal and throughout the day.
Garcinia Cambogia is just like any other supplement on the market. It has to be taken right and in the right dosage in order for it to work. Some people may need a lower dose of the supplement for it to work for them, while others may need a higher dose for it to work. When first taking the supplement a person should start at the lowest possible dose to see how it works for them.
If the beginning dose amount does not work for them, they should then raise the dose amount in increments to find what does work for them. A person should not give up and say the supplement does not work if they have not tried all the possible dosage amounts for it.
When to take Garcinia Cambogia?
If a person decides to take a supplement with HCA in it, like Garcinia Cambogia, it has to be taken in the right way in order to get the best results. There are three steps a person should follow when taking Garcinia Cambogia.
Step 1: When choosing the right Garcinia Cambogia supplement to take a person should first look at the amount of HCA in it. Several studies suggest there should be a minimum of 50 percent of HCA in the supplement.
Step 2: Look at the percentage of calcium salts in the supplement. It is best to find one at that percentage which also has calcium salts in it along with either magnesium or potassium or both.
Step 3: Once the person finds the right HCA percentage supplement, they will then take the supplement three times a day prior to meals. The person would take the supplement on an empty stomach. It would be taken anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes before eating their meal.
The reason why this supplement should be taken on an empty stomach is because the HCA in it. When HCA is taken too close to a meal or when there is food already in the stomach, the HCA will bind to the food. If the HCA binds to food it will be inactive and not work like it should.
Benefits of using Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia Cambogia has been shown to help people with weight loss. When taken right the supplement can reduce the amount of fat a person stores by blocking starches and fats from entering the body’s system. Besides help with weight loss, Garcinia Cambogia can help with performance while exercising. It helps with how long a person exercises and the intensity of the exercises.
Having a better exercise performance will allow the person to burn more calories. Some studies have shown Garcinia Cambogia can help reduce joint pain. The studies have also shown the supplement has helped a person empty their bowels and relieve severe diarrhea.