An indigenous plant to India and parts of Asia, Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit that resembles a miniature pumpkin. Garcinia Cambogia “Fit” uses this fruit’s extract and rind for its weight loss promoting properties.
HCA – What is it?
Hydroxycitric acid is a derivative of citric acid that is found in select tropical plants, including Garcinia Cambogia. It is also a common ingredient in Indian and Thai curries and chutneys.
HCA and Weight Loss
Research suggests that Garcinia Cambogia aids in lipid metabolism and glucose absorption. Animal studies have shown that HCA can delay intestinal glucose absorption, which prevents blood sugar spikes and absolves the body of the need to produce high levels of insulin. Sudden large spikes in blood sugar are known to be correlated with a higher risk of obesity. The slow release of glucose and insulin also means satiety, leaving you feeling fuller for longer.