Does Garcinia Cambogia Really Work?

weight lossI must be late to the game, but I was just recently told about Garcinia Cambogia, or HCA, by my aunt who now swears by it. She went on and on to tell me how it “blocks most of the fat” from the foods she eats during the day and how subsequently she has lost a significant amount of weight. I had noticed her dramatic weight loss, but I was still skeptical, albeit curious, if HCA was the miracle supplement she claimed it to be. I decided to test it for myself by buying a bottle, but not before doing some research.

So my aunt was kind of right about the fat blocking abilities. It turns out HCA is a small tropical fruit that carries an acid which is similar to the citric acid found in lemons. The acid is called hydroxycitric (hence, HCA) known to block a portion of the citrate lyase enzyme in the body that turns sugars and starches into fat cells. This causes those carbs to be used as an energy source, rather than become body fat. It is also a natural appetite suppressant, but it doesn’t leave you jittery or anxious. It works by helping you feel more satisfied with the food you are eating, causing you to eat less of it. Although it is still unclear, this might be due to the elevated serotonin levels that HCA produces, but scientists are still unsure. 

The main thing to remember about HCA is that you have to take it correctly in order for it work. Make sure you get an HCA supplement that also includes calcium and potassium. This causes the supplement to be better absorbed into the body, hence creating a more effective weight loss supplement. And, like I mentioned before, those who take HCA have higher serotonin levels. This creates a decrease in food cravings and lowered anxiety. 

In short, HCA seems to be an effective way to boost weight loss. It is all natural, stimulant-free and relatively cheap. Just be sure to use your HCA with calcium or potassium to increase absorption, consume it on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before meals and take a dose of 1.5 grams at every meal. If you follow these instructions regularly, you may see a significant reduction in your weight.

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