The fruit is a native of Indonesia and is called Malabar Tamarind. It has been used to give a flavor to food for centuries. But, the most significant effect of the fruit on the human body is becoming more apparent, as more research and studies are being conducted on it.
How does it work?
The pure extract of this fruit contains an acid called hydroxy citric acid which makes up about 60 percent of the whole composition. This acid prevents the transformation of carbohydrate into fat by inhibiting the secretion of an enzyme called citrate lyase. The prevention of carbohydrate from converting into fat helps a person to halt the process of weight gain. The extract also has an effect on the brain, the effect of which is less craving for food between meals. The extract has an effect on the cholesterol level too. It reduces the LDL or bad cholesterol while increasing the HDL or good cholesterol which is good for the body and the heart.
Can everybody take it?
People who are already on medication for diabetes or high cholesterol level should not take it without the doctor’s advice. Pregnant or nursing women are not recommended to take the fruit extract as well as those who are suffering from liver disorders. The extract does not have caffeine content, and does not cause the stomach to bloat. It does not cause constipation or diarrhea. There are no side effects caused by the fruit extract, and no special fatty tissues are targeted. It works for the whole body without having any side effects. As long as the consumption of the extract remains limited to 3,000 mg per day, the extract does not produce any adverse effects on the human body. The effect of garcinia cambogia extract on men and women is the same, and works very well when used in conjunction with other food supplements.