Species: G. Cambogia
Common names: Garcinia
Garcinia cambogia is indigenous to India and some areas in Asia. Garcinia looks like a miniature pumpkin and the fruit contains a biologically active compound which is known to inhibit the synthesis of lipids and fatty acids and lower the formation of LDL and triglycerides.
An extract of Garcinia are used in many weight loss products, because it contains an enzyme called citrate lyase which helps the body to turn excess carbohydraes into fat. Thus, Garcinia must be taken with a controlled nutritous diet and you must follow a excercise plan for optimal results. The extracts are made fom the fruit and rinds. Garcinia are used to loose weight and also to maintain a person's ideal weight.
Because of the high levels of Vitamin C in Garcinia, it is also used as a heart tonic. Garcinia has alwasy been used as an effective herbal medicine to control weight and cholestrol. Garcinia are becoming very popular in the western nations for it's abilities.
The story behind Garcinia is: Because appetite is also suppressed by promoting synthesis of glycogen (which are stored from glucose), Garcinia enables this process, then the brain are signalled that enough food has been eaten.