Garcinia Cambogia also known as Garcinia cobosia or malabar tamrind and brindle berry, is a relatively small purple fruit that contains a chemical compound called Hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is much like a derivative of the same citric acid that can be found in many other citric fruits whose chemical make up is only slightly different. Studies indicate that HCA may assist in weight loss because of its ability to regulate metabolism.
Obesity is a global public health problem, with about 315 million people world wide estimated to fall into the WHO defined obesity categories. India with its new age life style in the urban area is also falling prey to this dreaded problem.
Traditional herbal medicines may have some potential in managing obesity. Most botanical dietary supplements often contain complex mixtures of photochemical that have additive or synergistic interactions, but pure Garcinia is a standardized singled extract for best results. The various benefits and use of this medicinal herb, the mechanism of action, the traditional uses and clinically approved actions
How does extract of Pure Garcinia cambogia works ?
Animal studies indicate two pathways mediate its action. HCA works by blocking lipogenesis or conversion of starches and sugars (Excess of Carbohydrates) into fat that is stored and increase our weight.
This herbal supplements promotes the oxidation of lipids and spares carbohydrates. This action will result in lower blood levels of cholesterol and lipid. i.e.a better lipid profile.
The glucose or its stored form glycogen is promoted. As excess of glucose is spared from conversion to fat, this excess glucose is mediated by gloconeogenisis pathway to form glycogen.
Glycogen signals the brain satiety center that sufficient food has been taken. So glycogen production with this herb further suppresses appetite.This herb promotes thermogenesis process i.e body's production of heat. This burns more calories and fat stored in excess
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