For many years, a lot of people have been frustrated when it comes to losing unwanted fat from very noticeable parts of their bodies.
The search for the said Holy Grail in fat and weight loss has led to the invention of many new exercise routines, weight loss supplements, diet plans and even surgical procedures, all aimed to do one thing: Helping you lose “FAT” and get a leaner and sexier body.
Among the many weight loss products available in the market is a supplement that contains hydroxycitric acid, a derivative of the more known citric acid, extracted from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit.
While the Cambogia Garcinia fruit is fairly new – and even unknown – in the Western vocabulary, it is actually quite familiar in many Asian regions such as in Indonesia, where it is said to originate from.
What exactly is this Cambogia Garcinia fruit and if it’s a fruit can it really have side effects?
To look at it you would think it was a small pumpkin only it’s not orange it green and as it matures turn yellow. It grows on what’s known as an evergreen plant with very droopy branches. The said fat burning potential of the fruit was only recently tapped into; however, locals from many Southeast Asian regions where the fruit is found have long included it as an ingredient to their soups and other dishes. According to them, the fruit had a “filling” effect on the stomach which made them feel full and satisfied after eating just a few servings.
Known Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects
Taking in supplements containing hydroxycitric acid, which is the substance extracted from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit, has many known side effects that are said to be very advantageous for those who wish to lose unflattering folds of fats in certain areas of the body.
Read on to find out the known side effects of the Cambogia fruit:
On the Negative Side
There are no know negative side effects as of yet because there haven’t been any long term studies conducted.
In the short clinical trials only positive garcinia side effects have been noted.
1) Fat Buster – Studies have shown that the hydroxycitric acid (HCA) from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit is very effective in reducing fat content in the body. How does this happen? The HCA simply controls the citrate lyase enzyme in our body preventing the liver from turning carbohydrates into fat stores in our existing fat cells and prevent new fat cells from growing. So as a result the carbohydrates we eat get pushed away from the liver and they are turned into instant energy. If your taking a garcinia supplement currently you’ll know what I’m talking about and if you haven’t tried any yet you will notice a huge boost in daily energy levels.
2) Appetite Suppressant – Locals have used the fruit because of its “filling” ability, fooling the body into feeling full and satisfied thus consuming lesser amounts of calories than usual everyday.
3) A level of 50% HCA in the Garcinia Cambogia extract was also found to have a tendency to lower blood sugar levels so if you have any type of diabetes milletus, you should consult your doctor before taking any. However, a garcinia supplement is extremely helpful for those who just cannot keep away from sweet, sugary foods and food high in carbs but would still like to lose weight.
Do NOT use any product with 70% HCA levels or higher as this may harm the liver. At this level it’s considered to be toxic on the liver.
Common Side Effects among Weight Loss Supplements
Most fat loss supplements sold over the counter bring about side effects such as an increase in the heart rate, dry mouth, constipation and diarrhea. In some cases, people who have taken in these diet pills were also found to experience headache, high blood pressure, stomach irritation, nervousness and, at worst cases, addiction, stroke and even heart attack.
As stated earlier I always recommend talking to your medical professional to make sure this type of weight loss supplement is really what you need.
What to Watch Out For
Further research as to the full potential of the hydroxycitric acid (HCA) found in the Garcinia Cambogia fruit is yet to be done but many experts believe that it has shown some promising results.
Make sure your garcinia contain calcium, chromium and potassium all of which are vital to ensure your garcinia works properly.
It is recommended for those who wish to include the Gambogia weight loss supplement in their fat loss routines to also include regular exercise, a healthy diet and constant monitoring done by a health professional to ensure maximum fat loss potential.
Also make sure your taking the garcinia properly! Take 1 hour before meals.