Weight loss supplements have a frightening history. Often they follow a pattern something like this: someone discovers an unheard of plant in a faraway country and extracts ingredients which will supposedly help people lose weight. The product gets blitz marketed by muscle-bound people with less than one percent body fat. Severe side effects ensue, the supplement is pulled from the market, and then lawyers advertise on TV looking for claimants.
No wonder so many people are leery when they hear that another supplement has been discovered which is supposed to help reduce fat and speed up weight loss. But when Garcinia Cambogia appeared on the market, the medical community was one of the first to notice it. Now it is become a popular supplement with many different versions available. Let’s look at what Garcinia Cambogia really is and four ways to make sure you are buying the most effective supplement.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Picture a miniature yellow pumpkin hanging like an apple from a tree. When you do this, you have a good idea what a Malabar Tamarind looks like. The rind of this fruit contains a compound called HCA, or Hydroxy Citric Acid. HCA blocks fat in two different ways. First of all, it keeps your liver from making most of the carbs and sugars into fat. The little bit of fat that does get made is stopped from being stored in your body.
Garcinia also suppresses your appetite naturally and increases serotonin levels. By increasing the serotonin levels in the brain, you’re in a better mood and feel less stress. This in turn helps reduce eating for emotional reasons, and allows you to gain more control over food cravings.
Before you buy
Side effects so far have been mild and include things like nausea and headaches. When you go to pick out your supplement, you may be overwhelmed by the number of choices. Check for these four requirements before you make your final brand choice: First, the product must have sixty percent of HCA in order for it to be effective in weight loss. If the label doesn’t say what the percentage is or the percentage is less than that, put it back on the shelf. The dosage listed should be 800 mg or more taken three times a day daily.
Look to make sure that the supplement has no artificial binders or fillers or ingredients. If the box or label doesn’t mention it, don’t buy that brand. And the fourth specification, choose a supplement that’s made in a lab in the United States. This isn’t just for patriotic reasons. Even though supplements manufactured in foreign countries may be less expensive, they also may have poorer quality and purity standards.
Finding the right supplement for Garcinia Cambogia could make a difference in your weight loss journey. Be careful to pick the right one from your many choices.