Ever since Dr. Oz had multiple celebrities on his show including Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Rachel Ray and Christina Aguilera all admitting to using the pill to lose weight without diet or exercise, it has become all the rage. But what is Garcinia Cambogia exactly? How does it help people lose weight? Does it really work? We take an in-depth look at all these questions in this article.
What is Garcinia Cambogia Exactly?
Garcinia is a tropical fruit also known as Malabar tamarind in other parts of the world. It has been used for centuries for weight loss in ancient Chinese cultures. It is also known to help keep blood sugar low and cholesterol levels in check. The active ingredient is in the fruits rind, Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) has boosted fat burning and cut back appetites in clinical studies. It is also known to block an enzyme called citrate lyase which is used by the body to make fat.
Weight Loss Pills Garcinia Cambogia- Does It Really Work?
A review published in the Journal of Obesity found that people who took the pill in studies lost on average 2 more pounds than people who did not take it. The reviewers could not claim for sure (of course) that the weight loss was due to the supplements. However, the users were adamant about the pills, saying they helped suppress appetite, gave them more energy through the day and also helped them sleep.
Garcinia may also be beneficial to people struggling with diabetes. Other studies show that the miracle pill is able to help control blood sugar levels and proper insulin production.