What looks like some crazy squash but, according to AlivebyNature.org, may aid in the America’s quest to become leaner? The answer is garcinia cambogia. This greenish looking fruit is native to the areas of Indonesia. It is used in cooking, particularly curries. The fruit is also dried for storage, prior to extraction. It is similar to tamarind and used in the same manner.
As of late there has been a surge in interest in this herb. Dr. Oz, a popular daytime talk show host and doctor, focused on the possibility that this herb may help reduce one’s craving to eat. This appetite reduction effect has not been conclusively proven in recent studies, but there is anecdotal evidence supporting claims of short term weight loss.
It seems that garcinia is all over the web. It has become quite popular in the last year since Dr. Oz featured it on one of his shows. It seems there are all kinds of “helpful” pointers and tips out there to make sure that you find quality products containing the correct amounts of constituents. Hydroxycitric acid seems to be the component that has been the focus of the most attention. Experts agree that when seeking a quality garcinia cambogia supplement, this ingredient should be present and listed on the label.
While no one is quite sure of the exact mechanisms that make garcinia work, there are plenty of people out there stating it works for them. Users have reported back feelings of fullness which may help to curb the consumption of certain junk foods and empty calories. It is suggested that one consume a supplement of encapsulated powdered garcinia extract with plenty of water. The FDA has garcinia on the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) listing and the United Kingdom’s counterpart to the our FDA also has no side effects listed for garcinia since 1964.
Garcinia is truly a gift from nature for those wishing to utilize another natural tool in their pursuit of a lighter, healthier life. Whether you are looking for a small weight loss or you need to work off a large amount, natural tools are out there. Garcinia is one of those tools and will assist those looking for a long time coming.