Garcinia cambogia, also known as garcinia gummi-gutta and brindleberry, is a small pumpkin-looking fruit native to Indonesia. It contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is similar to citric acid in its structure.
HCA’s weight loss properties were discovered in mice by researchers 1990s. Garcinia cambogia had become popular as a dietary supplement, falling in and out of the public eye over the course of twenty years. Without enough research to substantiate the mechanism by which HCA and cambogia work, it became a novelty that not many were sure how to properly use.
What Garcinia Combogia Does
It turns out that HCA partially blocks citrate lyase, an enzyme that helps turn starches and sugars into fat. If that enzyme can be blocked, and with a few other preparations, carbohydrates are turned into energy instead of being stored as fat. If that sounds exciting, that’s because it is – but don’t pick up that garcinia bottle just yet. There’s a lot more to know about this peculiar little fruit. Read more..