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Top 5 Facts About Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Filed under: Weight Loss — Michele Davis @ 11:58 am January 8, 2014

Properties of the Garcinia Cambogia Plant

how garcinia cambogia looks likeGarcinia Cambogia is a small medium sized tree that belong to the family Guttiferea. It has a rounded crown with drooping or horizontal branches. The leaves of the plant are green and shiny and they are approximately 2 to 5 inches long and 1 to 3 inches wide. It usually flowers during the hot season and its fruits ripen during the rains.

The fruits are ovoid in shape and with a 2 inches diameter, they are red or yellow when ripe and have 6 to 8 grooves. The fruit has 6 to 8 seeds that are surrounded by an aril that is succulent. The fruits can be eaten but they are too acidic for them to be eaten raw.

Areas in the world where the Garcinia Cambogia plant grows and some of its traditional uses

The plant is found in Central and West Africa, South East Asia, and India. Some of its common names include: Malabar Tamarind, Brindal Berry, Gambooge, Citrin, and Gorikapuli. It has been used traditionally in cooking medication, and food preparation. For example in India it has been used for treating, constipation, delayed menstruation, edema, and intestinal parasites. It is the source of a diet ingredient that is popular in Europe, America, Japan and most of the other western countries.

The seeds contain fat that is rich in oleic acid and the fat is used in cosmetics.

Active phytochemicals found in the plant

The major phytoconstituent in the plant is Hydroxy citric acid that is responsible for its sour taste. The plant also contains phosphoric, tartaric, hydroxyl citric acid lactone, isogarsinol, Garcinol, and cyaniding 3 sambubioside. The latex of the plant contains two polyisoprenylatedbenzophenone derivatives, cambogin (ii) and camboginol (i).5.

How it works

The major phytochemical in Garcinia Cambogia, Hydroxycitric acid supplement reduces the conversion of carbohydrates into fats by inhibiting the activity of ATP-citric lyase and as result ending the production of triglycerides and LDL (the bad cholesterol) in the primary pathway of synthesis of fats in the body.

The biochemical reaction of fatty acid synthesis that is catalyzed by ATP-citrate lyase involves three chemicals, CoA, Citrate, and ATP, the products of the biochemical reaction are, Oxalo acetate, Acetyl CoA, Pi, and ADP.

Acetyl CoA is the precursor of fatty acids and by inhibiting its formation fatty acid synthesis is also inhibited.

Hydroxycitric acid also causes the increase in production and storage of glycogen while at the same time reducing weight gain and appetite. It also causes thermogenesis and lipolysis.

Benefits and modern uses of Garcinia Cambogia

1. It is used as one of the top recommended diet pills in uk.

2. It does not have any effect on the Central Nervous System and as a result it does not cause insomnia, nervousness, and changes in blood pressure or heart rate.

3. It causes an increase in the levels of serotonin in the body, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for making a person feel good.

4. It contains ascorbic acid and is used as a heart tonic.

5. It does not contain any substance that is addictive and as a result it can be used for a long period of time.

6. By causing an increase in the levels of serotonin it also causes an increases in the production of melatonin and this helps the people who have sleep disorders.

7. Its efficacy does not diminish with time.

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