What is Garcinia Cambogia Used For?
People in other parts of the world have used garcinia cambogia for it’s ability to suppress hunger (appetite). This claim made by others has been around for centuries. After ripening, the harvested fruit is sun dried. The rind is removed (extract) and used to prepare meals. This extract is said to be bitter and adding it directly to food for us “westerners” is most likely what it’s a turn-off. What is Garcinia Cambogia that turns most people off? The taste! Some say the extract was given to warriors to control their appetites during the day of battle.
What is Garcinia Cambogia good for?
In other parts of the world, the extract is used to treat:
• open sores
• and high levels of triglycerides and cholesterol
Garcinia Cambogia – Smart Dosage Recommendations:
1. Your daily dosage should never exceed 3000 mg per day.
2. It’s taken 30 to 60 minutes before a meal.
3. The dosage will vary from 500-1000 mg per meal spread during the day for a total daily intake of 3000 mg
4. A minimum of 50% of the active ingredient, hydroxycitric acid (HCA) must be present in any extract
What Makes it Work?
The primary ingredient in the extract that acts as the appetite suppressant and fat burner is Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). The rind of the fruit is loaded with HCA, which is the most potent source and the active ingredient. HCA is thought to have a role in the regulation of fat. HCA inhibits an enzyme named Citrate lyase which plays a major role in making the fat from the carbohydrates. Here’s how it works.
1. One is suppressing the appetite
2. Stops fat from being stored in the body by effecting how sugar is converted into fat on a cellular level
3. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is known to stop the pancreas from producing alpha-amylase enzymes. This may prevent the body from breaking down starch into dextrin and maltose.