Obesity, a chronic lack of stability between food consumption and exercise.
This continues to be a huge health problem in many countries. Obesity and its related metabolic and cardiovascular complications continue to present an increasing challenge to contemporary medicine.
HCA, hydroxycitric acid, is found in citrus fruits.
Hydroxycitric acid is found in citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons. Garnicia Cambogia is a citrus fruit high in hydroxycitric acid. It is an organic acid similar to citric acid yet its properties are remarkably different from citric acid.
HCA has been known to reduce appetite, inhibit fat synthesis, and decrease body weight without stimulating the central nervous system. HCA does not cause nervousness, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, or insomnia.
These are all symptoms generally associated with dietary stimulants such as ephedra (Ma-Huang), caffeine or phenylpropanolamine. Garcinia Cambogia can be a safe alternative to these popular diet aids.
In multiple studies by Ramos et al. (1995) demonstrated that 500 mg HCA (CitriMax) taken three times per day before meals for 8 weeks resulted in 215% greater weight loss in twenty overweight adults than those taking a placebo. No adverse events were reported. An addition to the results was a significant reduction in cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
High levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as low levels of HDL cholesterol, are all risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes. Based on studies, it is shown that taking hydroxycitric acid, Garcinia Cambogia, greatly improves blood lipid profiles.