Garcinia cambogia, an exotic fruit grown in South India, has been used to impart a distinctive sour flavour to Indian cooking.. It is the source for a revolutionary natural diet ingredient which is currently a rage in America, Japan, Europe and other western countries.Garcinia cambogia extract is the calcium salt of hydroxy citric acid (HCA), which is obtained from water extract of Garcinia cambogia fruit . It is non-toxic, tasteless, odorless powder and found to be very effective herbal alternate for controlling obesity and cholesterol by inhibiting lipogenesis in our body.
HISTORICAL USES & PROPERTIES OF GARCINIA CAMBOGIA
Garcinia Cambogia is a relative new-comer to the ranks of Western herbalism, but has been used for thousands of years in the Orient as a food supplement. It is used as an appetite suppressant and to inhibit the absorption and synthesis of fat, cholesterol and triglycerides. In other words, it is a dietary aid.
Garcinia Cambogia METHOD OF ACTION
The active principle in Garcinia Cambogia is (-)-hydroxycitric acid(or HCA). On a dry weight basis, HCA constitutes from 20-30% of the berry. Garcinia Cambogia works in two ways
1. by suppressing appetite
2. by inhibiting lipid synthesis
This latter mechanism is based on the theory that inhibition of lipid biosynthesis or enhance lipid metabolism interfere with mechanisms that produce and maintain obesity.
SAFETY FACTORS & TOXICITY
Toxicity tests have shown that Garcinia Cambogia extract is nontoxic and safe. Unknown decades of use by Asians has also yielded no known side effects. Research findings suggest that Garcinia Cambogia does not interfere with energy production, nutrient metabolism, prostaglandin synthesis, or any other essential biochemical process.