There are thousands of products, plants, fruits, vegetables and synthetic items that companies claim can make you fit and thin in no time but only a handful of these manufacturers are able to keep their promises. Every week you will find something new thing being claimed as the best thing for weight loss. If things sound too good to be true to you, they are definitely not true then. Only try a product when it makes realistic promises and when you actually need it. One of the many products popular today for weight loss is Garcinia Cambogia and its extract.
What Exactly Is Garcinia Cambogia?
It’s a fruit found in tropical regions of the world. The best place to look for it is forests that get a lot of rain. Many parts of India, Burma and Thailand and some parts of Africa grow this fruit in abundance. The people living in these areas use it in their meals to add the sourness. As an essential part of curries this fruit is used in many parts of India for adding the sour flavor. Some people practicing the Ayurvedic medicinal methods use it for its effectiveness in digestion process. Some names it is known with include Malabar tamarind, kudam puli, brinall berry, etc.
How Does It Help In Weight Loss?
Many scientific facts and studies have been presented in the past couple of years to prove that Garcinia Cambogia extract can greatly help in reducing weight. It is said that Garcinia Cambogia extract helps in weight loss through the suppression of appetite and by preventing the formation of fats in the body by the citrate lyase enzyme. Citrate lyase works on carbohydrates by converting them into fats but Garcinia Cambogia extract stops this enzyme from doing this and so the formation of fats in the body is halted.
Does It Really Work And Is It Safe?
Hundreds and thousands of websites are currently selling this Holy Grail of weight loss and many people have already benefited from it. You will find countless YouTube video posts and reviews by people who have already used the extract. The good thing about this particular natural product is that it doesn’t have many side effects. It’s not to say that it doesn’t have any side effects at all because that would sound artificial and far-fetched. It does have side effects but they are very mild, show up in very few people and emerge on the surface after a long use of the product. In short, you have the time to stop using the extract for a few days before the side effects show up.
Some of the side effects that have been reported after a long use of the product include the feeling of nausea. It is also said that if you use the Garcinia Cambogia extract continuously for more than 3 months you might experience some issues with your digestive tract as well. Headache is said to be another side effect of using this extract for a long time without giving any gaps in the middle. There’s no information about how safe or unsafe it is for pregnant women but it’s always best that you consult with your doctors before using it during these times.