Garcinia Cambogia Complex
This formula is a “carb blocker” combination, with a range of specialist weight management ingredients: Garcinia Cambogia powder, green coffee extract, kidney bean extract, glucomannan, cinnamon, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and chromium picolinate.
Garcinia cambogia powder - 200mg
Glucomannan powder - 100mg
Green coffee extract 20:1 (equivalent to 1500mg green coffee powder) - 75mg
Kidney bean extract 4:1 (equivalent to 200mg kidney bean powder) - 50mg
Conjugated linoleic acid powder (CLA) - 20mg
Cinnamon extract 30:1 (equivalent to 400mg cinnamon powder) - 13.3mg
Ingredients: Garcinia Cambogia Powder, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Glucomannan Powder, Green Coffee Extract 20:1, Kidney Bean Extract 4:1, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Anti-caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Cinnamon Extract 30:1, Chromium Picolinate Powder.
Does Garcinia Cambogia help to lose weight?
Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. Garcinia’s main active ingredient found in its bark is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which some research suggests may help some people lose weight.
Currently, there are at least 14 HCA-containing products, sold over-the-counter, to consumers, labeled "garcinia cambogia". Most people are attracted to the idea of using Garcinia Cambogia because of the potential for weight loss, which can offer effortless, rapid weight loss without the need to alter the overall diet or lifestyle.
Garcinia Cambogia itself is not a new product, in fact it has been consumed in parts of Asia for many years, although not for the purpose of losing weight. Since Garcinia Cambogia (traditionally known as the Tamarind of Malabar) began to gain popularity in the world several years ago, after appearing frequently in the media and popular health-related TV shows, sales have increased dramatically. More and more people are buying the so-called "miracle weight loss medicine" in the hope of losing visceral fat from the body and belly that they have been struggling with for years. But, like most other weight loss supplements, pills and products, studies on the effects and safety of Garcinia were mixed. Although there is some evidence that HCA can help with weight loss, even when someone does not exercise frequently or changes their diet a lot, there are also concerns about serious side effects that may occur, including liver damage or problems, anxiety , fatigue, dizziness and digestive problems.
Remember that just because Garcinia Cambogia is derived from a natural fruit does not mean it is always completely safe. So, does garcinia cambogia lose weight? What's the truth with this so-called slimming supplement? Let's look at how HCA works, in what situations Garcinia Cambogia may be helpful, and what adverse reactions are possible when using any type of weight loss medication.
Finally, it is worth considering the fact that several times we have seen diets and products released to help in weight loss, what really works in the end is to live a healthy lifestyle.
Does Garcinia Cambogia work?
• Help to reduce appetite or less desire to eat than usual
• Reduced willingness to eat unhealthy foods such as sugar and sweets
• Improved mood (including feeling happier, more energetic and less tired)
• Increased energy and concentration
• Stabilized blood sugar levels
• Reduced joint pain
• Improved good cholesterol levels
• Stronger desire to be physically active
Garcinia Cambogia benefits
1. Weight loss
Some studies have found that garcinia cambogia may, in fact, be able to help to reduce amounts of fat. Research suggests that HCA works by blocking a particular enzyme called adenosine triphosphate-citrate lyase, which contributes to the formation of fat cells. But studies comparing Garcinia cambogia effects to controls found that it could help weight loss by only one to two pounds on average.
These findings are exactly what researchers published in 201. When they compared people, who used garcinia cambogia extract to those who did not, weight difference was very small (averaging only about two pounds - 900g). Moreover, it was not even possible to conclude that Garcinia Cambogia was directly responsible for the additional pounds lost.
The meta-analysis analyzed the results of 12 different tracks involving Garcinia Cambogia and revealed a small statistically significant difference in weight loss favoring the use of garcinia cambogia products containing HCA slightly over the use of a placebo. However, the analysis also found that some studies showed gastrointestinal side effects were twice as common in HCA groups compared to placebo.
Results of several weight loss studies involving Garcinia Cambogia were very mixed. A meta-analysis study reported a significant decrease in fat mass in the HCA group compared to placebo, two studies reported a significant decrease in visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, total fat areas in the HCA group compared to placebo, but two other studies found no significant difference between HCA and placebo.
2. Reduced Appetite
Studies have also suggested that it is possible that the HCA found in garcinia cambogia may help decrease appetite of some people by increasing the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with feelings of calm and happiness - and therefore sometimes suppression of appetite , lower cravings and lower craving for unhealthy foods. Animal studies show that it can also help increase energy. Keep in mind, however, that this is not the case for everyone, and there are other, potentially less risky ways to better manage your appetite and increase your serotonin production (such as making balanced meals with protein foods and healthy carbohydrates at regular times throughout the day).
3. Cholesterol Reduction
There is some result so that Garcinia cambogia is able to reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower high triglycerides. It may also help increase "good" HDL cholesterol. It is not safe for anyone who is already taking cholesterol-lowering medications. Studies have found that Garcinia Cambogia has no "significant effect on anthropometric parameters, triglycerides or glucose levels," but may have effect on cholesterol reduction. Keep in mind that there are also many other natural ways to improve cholesterol levels, including exercising and eating more fiber from high fiber foods such as veggies, nuts, seeds and beans.
4. Diabetes and blood glucose control
Finally, what about the effects of Garcinica cambogia on blood sugar levels? Some evidence exists that garcinia cambogia can help control blood sugar by improving the way the cells absorb glucose (sugar) to be used for energy production. One way in which it can improve weight loss is through the inhibition of pancreatic alpha amylase enzymes, changes in alpha glycosidase and intestinal changes in fatty acid synthesis. This may be able to change the way carbohydrates are metabolized.
This may help your body respond better to insulin, although it may also increase your risk of having low blood sugar in some people. If you have a history of diabetes or pre-diabetes, or are taking some medicines that change the effects of insulin, Garcinia Cambogia can cause blood sugar to drop dangerously. Although this does not seem to happen at all who take Garcinia Cambogia, it is something else to consider and something to discuss with your doctor.
Potential Garcinia Cambogia side effects
While some people claim they have not experienced any side effects from using Garcinia, others have had very different experiences. In case garcinia cambogia, can be easily overused what is not recommended. It is recommended taking high doses several times a day, for example 30 to 60 minutes before each meal for eight to 12 weeks in a row.
Side effects of garcinia cambogia that may occur include:
- Becoming dizzy or weak
- Fatigue and brain fog
- Skin rashes
- Increased incidence of colds / decreased immune function
- Dry mouth and bad breath
- Digestive problems such as nausea, trouble eating or diarrhea
Another thing to consider about Garcinia is the long list of your potential medical interactions. Many people should avoid garcinia cambogia due to how this can affect other medications, pregnancy, nutrient levels, blood sugar and more. Garcinia cambogia can potentially interact poorly with:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Existing cases of liver or kidney damage
- Medications that are taken to control asthma and allergies
- Medicines for diabetes and insulin
- Iron supplements (usually used by people with anemia)
- Painkillers medications
- Medications used to control mental disorders such as anxiety and depression
- Statin drugs that lower cholesterol
- Blood thinning drugs (such as warfarin)
How to use Garcinia Cambogia?
If you decide that you still want to try taking Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss or its other benefits, here's what you need to know about the dosing recommendations for products that contain HCA: Typical doses are usually between 250-1 000 milligrams per day. Durations also varied widely, ranging from Garcinia Cambogia use between two to 12 weeks at a time.