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What Are the Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia For Weight Loss?

Also known under these names “Bridal Berry”, “Brindleberry”, “Bitter Kola”, “Pazham Puzhi”, “Gamboge”, “Cambogia/Garcinia gemmi-guta”, “Gorikapuli”, “Kankusta”, “Kudam puli”, “Malabar Tamarind”, “Mangostana cambogia”.

Garcinia Cambogia is an evergreen tree and shrub species of the Clusiaceae family. They are often referred to as sap trees, mangosteens, garcinias or “monkey fruits”.

These medium size trees are natively grown in subtropical Southeast Asia, Kerala, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Burma, Ceylon, and in west-central Africa. The fruit of the tree looks like a pumpkin, has the size of a grapefruit, and a greenish-yellowish color when unripe, then orange-reddish when matured. The skin has 8 deep longitudinal sections or segments, the pulp is acid and has a pleasant, sweet-sour taste. The extract is made from the Garcinia’s rinds.

Garcinia Cambogia is the Tropical Fairy Godmother of fruits interestingly “dressed” in a pumpkin-like gown. It’s not the miraculous Cinderella’s pumpkin than turns into something else at midnight, yet it helps you turn your body into a nicely hourglass shaped silhouette which will be envied by many. Who could have guessed just how useful this little green pumpkin shaped fruit could be?

Apparently, Traditional Asiatic Medicines knew about this “miracle” long time ago, using and prescribing it for over 2,000 years. Now, modern medicine has rediscovered this natural wonder. After all, there is no magic in here, it’s only natural science.

Homeopathic Benefits of Garcinia Extract

It is very much used in the Asian and African cuisine and traditional medicine as well. Generally, it’s prescribed for digestive problems, intestinal parasites, metabolism problems, diabetes, constipation, menstrual irregularities, edema, rheumatism, arthritis, gum diseases, etc.

The active component of the Garcinia extract is hydroxycitric acid. It's triple power action inhibites hunger, regulates the digestive system and fat absorption.

The appetite is cut by inhibiting the production of orexin hormones that are responsible for triggering hunger. Garcinia extract simply keeps you feeling satiated and full, in a natural way, for a longer period of time.

Also, it prevents the excess fats absorption through the small intestines, during the digestion process, which will be evacuated through the large intestines out of your body, without being assimilated.

The fruit can be consumed whole and fresh for its benefits, however, the rind extracts are highly concentrated as a natural supplement and hence, more efficient this way.

Key Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia Supplements

The skin can be peeled, dried, prepared, and transformed into a natural supplement pill, powder or liquid. Studies show that the precious healing organic acid called (-)-Hydroxycitric acid was found in leaves, fruit and rinds of Garcinia cambogia.

1. Metabolism Enhancer and Obesity Fighter

With the rise of obesity in the world, when over 315 million people worldwide suffer because of it, modern medicine is ready to consider traditional herbal remedies to help reduce it. New studies confirm the efficiency of Garcinia Cambogia bioavailable extract for weight loss. There have been discovered HCA sensitive genes which unregulated the genes encoding serotonin receptors.

Other studies show the efficiency of Garcinia extract on obesity and inflammation, discovered in vital phytochemicals with weight loss properties.

It reduces the abdominal and visceral adiposity in obesity cases, and improves the blood and hepatic functions, by modulating different genes.

In the Ayurvedic medicine, the sour taste is known to activate and accelerate digestion. That is why Garcinia is extensively used in the Asian cuisine.

2. Fast Acting Weight Loss and Appetite Inhibitor Agent

More research into the chemistry and biochemistry of Hydroxicitric acid from Garcinia concluded that it suppresses the fatty acid synthesis, lipogenesis, appetite, and the body weight gain. Extensive studies have shown that HCA extract is a natural, safe, and no side effects weight-controlling agent.

3. Increases Serotonin Levels

Garcinia has the ability to release and increase the production of the so-called “happiness” hormone, serotonin. It fights back depression, anxiety, and stress by increasing the serotonin levels. Emotional binge eating is forever banished.

4. Reduces Renal Oxidative Stress

Along with the reduction of adipose tissues, Garcinia extracts showed a remarkable beneficial effect against oxidative stress in kidneys.

5. Ameliorates brain Oxidative stress

In a study investigating the link between metabolic disturbances, obesity and brain problems, researchers found that Garcinia Cambodia extracts had a positive effect, by greatly reducing the brain oxidative stress.

6. Additional Heath Benefits of Gardenia Cambodia:
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Alleviates joint pain
  • Regulates bowel movements
  • Boosts immune system
  • Eliminates cravings
  • Uplifts moods
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Increases concentration and focus
  • Boosts physical exercise endurance

Garcinia Cambogia Recommended Intake and Dosage 

Garcinia Cambogia extracts are safe to use, as recent studies show. The recommended daily dose of Garcinia extract is between 90 mg to 1,500 mg (HCA).

Here at Nutriflair, we are committed to providing the best natural health supplements without compromise. Our pure and ultra potent Garcinia Cambogia extract contains a super high 95% HCA concentration (the best percentage available on the market). It is gluten-free, fillers-free, binders-free, additives-free and suitable for vegetarians. Each capsule has 1400 mg, the best recommended daily dose.

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