Garcinia Cambogia is an extract taken from a member of the Tamarind family, a fruit grown across South East Asia.
Traditionally people use the fruit in cooking for flavour and to give a feeling of fullness.
Garcinia Cambogia has grown in popularity because of its effectiveness in promoting weight loss. It not only helps shed weight but has other useful health benefits.
In order to gain the best results you need to take the correct dosage. The essential ingredient in Garcina Cambogia is Hydroxycitric Acid or HCA and the supplement you choose should contain at least 50% HCA.
How should you take Garcinia Cambogia? The Extract comes in convenient supplement form and should be taken 30 – 60 minutes before a meal. Supplements usually come in 500 or 1000mg capsules and you take three a day. No more than 5000mg should be taken in one day. It is important not to take more than the recommended daily dosage as it will not work faster and may have negative side effects.
Because Garcinia Cambogia is water soluble, it dissolves quickly and gets to work on burning carbohydrates and fat. If you already eat a carbohydrate rich diet, you may find that your weight loss is quicker than someone who doesn't.
It is fast acting and so your metabolism speeds up which leads to weight loss in a relatively short time. Some people report losing weight within a week or two of starting the supplement and for others it may be longer. The important thing is to persist with taking the correct dose and you will begin to see the results when you stand on your scales!
The action of HCA leads to the number of new fat cells decreasing and the fat your body has stored becoming available to burn.
This is where it gets exciting because you begin to notice that you are no longer as hungry. Your appetite is actually being suppressed – no more midnight raids on the refrigerator.
You'll snack less because you've lost those cravings and you're feeling fuller for longer. The surprising thing is that although you'll lose weight your diet doesn't need to be radically different.
Fat will be lost and you'll naturally feel more energetic because of the weight loss. This in turn leads to more weight loss and muscle toning because you'll move more and probably spend less time sitting (and snacking) in front of the television
An additional benefit is an increase in your serotonin levels which leads to better sleep and mood levels. This is important for those of us who turn to food for comfort when we feel down. You'll have a real sense of health and wellbeing.
It should be noted that people already taking anti-depressants or other medications should check with their doctors before taking this supplement. Your serotonin levels need to be kept at a healthy level and not excessively elevated.
Garcinia Cambogia should be taken for a minimum of three months but not taken continuously after that. Your metabolism will have sped up in that time and then you need to take a break for best health outcomes.