Are Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Really Effective For Weight Loss?

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Today Garcinia Cambodia supplements are considered as the most controversial supplements as some of the people use them as an effective tool for suppressing appetite and losing weight whereas others deny their effect for encouraging weight loss and suppressing appetite. So in order to know the truth about the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia on weight loss you should know some scientifically proved truths about this unique fruit of tropical plants.

Introduction to Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is the scientific name of the species of a tropical plant known as Garcinia gummi-gutta or simply Garcinia, a native tree found in Indonesia. Though Garcinia Cambogia is a scientific term but it is mainly used by the manufacturers of nutritional supplements instead of scientists. kudam puli, brindleberry and Malabar tamarind are some of the other names of this fruit containing natural health ingredient.

The fruit of Garcinia Cambodia looks like a small pumpkin with wrinkled and grooved surface and greenish pale yellow colour and its size is somewhere between a grapefruit and orange. Today it is grown in the tropical climates all over the world including south India, Southeast Asia and central and western Africa for its fruits which are popularly used in cooking curries.

History of use of Garcinia Cambogia

Though the trend of using Garcinia Cambogia as dietary supplement is relatively new but it was popularly used by the makers of traditional medicines since many centuries. The use of Garcinia Cambogia by spiritual healers to create many healing medicines and curing indigestion can be a good example of using it in Indian Ayurvedic medicines since long. The extract of Garcinia Cambogia is also used severally for making cleansing or laxatives medicines.

While Garcinia Cambogia was used in various types of medicines since long but it remained publicly unknown for many centuries until Dr. Oz made it popular as the best weight loss supplement through his TV show in 2012. According to him this natural health supplement can be used to lose your weight naturally without needing any diet plan or exercise. Since then a number of scientific reports of the researches made on its effectiveness on the rumoured health benefits of Garcinia Cambogia have been published.

The supporters of the Garcinia Cambogia have linked it with two types of health benefits-weight loss and general health benefits. According to them it offers health benefits on the basis of the compounds richly found in this fruit including phosphorus, calcium, thiamine, iron, niacin and riboflavin. On the other hand the HCA or hydroxycitric acid found in the rind of this fruit offers weight loss benefits. The health benefits offered by Garcinia Cambogia include:

· Appetite suppressant

· Weight loss

· Lower risk of diabetes

· Better cardiovascular health by reducing the risks of heart issues

· Improve metabolism

· Lower accumulation of fat in abdominal region

· Healthy digestion

· Lower the risk of ulcers

Thus on the basis of scientific evidences regarding the benefits of Garcinia Cambogia supplements it can be concluded that it is really effective for weight loss along with various other health benefits.