Pure garcinia cambogia extract is one of the great weight-loss discoveries in recent decades. It has received endorsement from many in the health care community — notably Dr. Oz — as a way to safely reach your optimum weight. So what is so special about garcinia cambogia?
Firstly, the active ingredient in this extract is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and it helps to curb your appetite so that you can have moderately-portioned meals and still feel full and satisfied. As any dieter knows, being able to eat small portions without feeling hungry is a great way to shed those excess pounds.
Secondly, it acts on your serotonin and cortisol levels. Serotonin is a hormone which helps with mood enhancement and HCA gradually increases its levels in your body. This leads fo feelings of well-being and contentment and is great news for “stress eaters” or for people who overeat when they are feeling low. HCA also helps to lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone which is produced when you are under stress and, unfortunately, it actually encourages the body to pack on the fat in response to that stressful situation. Lower cortisol levels have been linked repeatedly to easier weight loss.
Thirdly, pure garcinia cambogia extract acts on the body to prevent lipogenesis, or the production of fat. In other words, it actively inhibits your body from packing on the pounds. At the same time, it boosts your metabolism so that you will burn off the fat you have already stored, particularly in the abdominal region. Many consumers report that they lose an average of 10 pounds a month while using this extract without making any dramatic differences in their diet or activity levels.
So there it is: a safe, effective weight loss treatment that suppresses the appetite, boosts your mood and decreases your body’s response to stress. At the same time it prevents your body from putting on more fat. Taken together, this means that the garcinia cambogia extract truly is a “silver bullet” for those who are serious about losing weight.