In the tropics of Asia, garcinia cambogia has been eaten and used medicinally for thousands of years. Native peoples have held it in very high esteem for its soothing effect on digestion and for its gentle, energy-boosting properties. But is garcinia cambogia one of the best weight loss pills?
Proponents of the herb claim that garcinia-containing supplements are diet pills that work by suppressing carbohydrate cravings and preventing the body from storing excess fat. A review of literature shows that, in fact, the a garcinia-containing diet pill could work in exactly these ways.
The active ingredient in garcinia cambogia seems to be a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is typically labeled “garcinia cambogia extract.” When you eat the garcinia fruit or take a diet pill that works by providing HCA, you’re likely to experience an increase in your seratonin level. You’ve probably heard mention of seratonin before, since it is a brain chemical involved in regulating mood, getting proper rest, and maintaining healthy activity levels. Seratonin also helps to regulate the appetite, and higher levels of seratonin generally mean fewer carbohydrate cravings.
Diet pills containing garcinia cambogia also appear to interfere with your body’s ability to store new fat, causing more of your existing fat to be burned off for energy. In fact, garcinia cambogia may even decrease the levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood, making it a double-win for those in search of a diet pill that works and helps to maintain your overall health.
The same molecular action that allows garcinia cambogia to inhibit fat storage and to clean your blood of harmful fats also makes it a natural energy-booster. Most diet pills that work by increasing your energy contain a lot of different names for caffeine: ephedra, maca, guarana, etc. Garcinia-containing diet pills allow you to enjoy a natural energy boost by increasing your own natural metabolic process. This means that garcinia cambogia will not cause the insomnia or jitters that are common of other diet pill ingredients.
I would be remiss not to mention that garcinia cambogia has also been implicated in a host of other health benefits aside from weight loss: it appears to fight viral infections, arthritis, all kinds of digestive complaints, respiratory illnesses, and liver problems.
All in all, I really think we’ve found a winner here. Garcinia Cambogia gets our stamp of approval as a diet pill that works!