Garcinia Cambogia, which is presently referred to as Garcinia gummi-gutta, is a tropical fruit that looks like a small pumpkin and has a pale yellow color. It primarily grows in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. It contains a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is linked to many health benefits such as weight loss, suppression of appetite and increased energy for activities and exercises. However, these claims remain inconclusive as medical tests are still ongoing.
Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia
Over the years, Garcinia Cambogia has gained popularity as a natural ingredient for healing and preventing various health issues including obesity, depression, lack of energy and high cholesterol. Although some suggest that the extracts of Garcinia Cambogia can also have negative health effects, many people from all over the world are hooked with its amazing benefits.
1. Stress Reducer
Millions of people all over the world suffer from stress. Aside from regular exercises, there are natural methods that are proven effective to minimize stress from daily activities. Garcinia Cambogia is packed with hydroxycitric acid, a chemical that effectively reduces and regulates the cortisol levels in our body. By reducing cortisol, which is considered as one of the primary stress hormones, anxiety attacks and depression are also minimized. The result is a stress-free mind and body which allows maximum functions of all the organs.
2. Aids in Weight Loss
Garcinia Cambogia’s sudden popularity is based on its claim as a highly effective weight loss ingredient. In fact, it is often referred to as the miracle cure in fighting obesity and other weight problems. So how does it control weight gain? Hydroxycitric acids have been proven to prevent the build-up of calories that are stored as fat. Our body naturally produces enzymes that slow down metabolism or the ability to digest food products. When metabolism decreases, the body begins to generate fat deposits from all the calories we consume. As a solution, hydroxycitric acids prevent the production of these enzymes, thus fat deposits are minimized while the calories are converted into glycogen. Glycogen is essential in building muscles while also improving stamina and energy. The overall effect when regularly taking Garcinia Cambogia is physically and mentally healthier body and mind.
As a testament to this claim, a study was conducted wherein people suffering from weight issues were divided into two groups. Both groups were subjected to the same diet and asked to do the same exercise routines. The only difference is the first group was required to take Garcinia Cambogia, while the other was not. Results showed more efficient weight loss rate experienced by the first group by as much as 40% compared to the other group. The Garcinia Cambogia users also experienced higher energy levels and urge to do regular exercises.
3. Prevents Depression
Depression affects both young and adult, although it is more prevalent in teens and middle aged people. When not treated properly or given proper medical attention, depression can lead to death. Fortunately, there are many anti-depressant treatments that can effectively address this problem. If you are looking for a natural solution, Garcinia Cambogia may be the best option.
Garcinia Cambogia is rich in various organic compounds that promote the production of serotonin, which is called the pleasure or happy hormone. This hormone can regulate and stabilize the mood of the patient especially when depression or anxiety attacks. Furthermore, the HCA found in Garcinia Cambogia is also linked with the stabilization of stress, which is also a common cause of a depressive behavior. When both stress and mood swings are controlled and maintained, the risks of depressions are regulated in the long run.
4. Appetite Suppression
There are many ways in which Garcinia Cambogia fights obesity and controls weight problems, one of which is by suppressing appetite. The main reason why Garcinia Cambogia is now the main ingredient in most weight loss supplements and products is its ability to condition the body to eat a specific amount of foods at specific times. The natural substances contained in this wonder fruit minimize the urge to eat excessively especially during in between meals or snacks when eating unhealthy food items such as junk foods is difficult to control.
Studies show that regularly eating Garcinia Cambogia resulted to reduced appetite while proper eating patterns were developed.
5. Increased Energy
One of the most common misconceptions when trying to lose weight is doing it by cutting down a major part of daily food intake. Although doing this will help lessen calories and carbohydrates intake, this practice also brings several negative effects such as loss of energy. Loss of energy will prevent you from doing regular exercises, which is also a major part of any weight loss program.
Garcinia Cambogia is also regarded for its effectiveness as a potent source of energy, especially during workouts and training sessions. It also fights fatigue and exhaustion, while promoting the development of muscles. Aside from providing an instant boost of energy during exercises, Garcinia Cambogia can also be a natural source of power for any daily activity.
6. Strengthens the Immune System
Aside from providing energy, Garcinia Cambogia is also a strong source of various vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C. The high levels of Vitamin C found in this fruit strengthens the body’s immune system against various diseases including the common cold, fever, and Flu. In addition, the antibacterial properties are perfect for warding off bacterial infections. Furthermore, regular intake of Garcinia Cambogia can shorten the duration of common sicknesses like fever and cough.
A research suggested that people who incorporated Garcinia Cambogia in their daily diet experienced a lesser risk of developing common diseases and sicknesses such as fever and flu. Moreover, it also suggested that the vitamin C concentration found in Garcinia Cambogia fruit is as potent and effective as vitamin C supplements in strengthening the body’s immunity and protection against various types of infections.
7. Lowers Blood Sugar
As mentioned earlier, Garcinia Cambogia effectively increases the body’s metabolism rate, which results in faster weight loss and healthier overall physical and mental state. As more efficient metabolism is achieved, proper blood sugar level is also maintained. For people suffering from diabetes due to high sugar levels, regular intake of Garcinia Cambogia as a complimentary treatment is the best alternative. Scientific studies concluded that Garcinia Cambogia effectively prevents sudden spikes in blood sugar, which can become fatal when proper medical treatment is unavailable.
8. Regulates Cholesterol Level
In addition to maintaining proper sugar levels, Garcinia Cambogia is also linked with regulating cholesterol build up. The HCA contained in this healthy fruit controls the negative effects of cholesterol by lowering LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol, while optimizing the effects of HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol. Maintaining proper levels of cholesterol results to minimized risk of developing heart condition such as heart attacks and strokes that can be fatal.
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