Garcinia cambogia is a small citric fruit from southern India that has been used for centuries for flavoring and digestive aid.
What is HCA?
HCA is a close relative of citric acid, the agent which gives citrus fruits their characteristic tart flavor.
The active ingredient in the garcinia cambogia fruit's rind HCA (hydroxy citric acid) is also popular for weight management.
Benefits of garcinia cambogia with HCA
It has been suggested that HCA can:
- Promote weight loss by increasing serotonin levels
- Reduce hunger and appetite
- Suppress carbohydrate conversion into fat, thus, it can regulate fat and obesity-related genes
- Support increases in oxidative stress and insulin resistance
Taking garcinia cambogia supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program.