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Benefits and Uses of Garcinia Cambogia Health

Support for Healthy Weight Management


Garcinia Cambogia Background and Benefits

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Garcinia Cambogia is also known as Malabar tamarind or Goroka fruit, which is often used for culinary purposes in South East Asia. Recently, Garcinia Cambogia extract has been used in dietary supplements after the discovery of weight management properties of an organic compound found in the fruit, known as HCA (hydroxycitric acid).

Garcinia Cambogia HCA  has been shown to inhibit the enzyme ATP-citrate-lyase, which is a key enzyme in the body’s fat-making process. The body uses ATP-citrate-lyase to convert excess sugars and carbohydrates from our diet into stored fat, which often leads to weight gain. When this enzyme is inhibited, it may affect this conversion and therefore the amount of fat converted and stored in the body. This has led to Garcinia Cambogia diet supplements that are utilised to support weight loss.

As the active component found in Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss is the hydroxycitric acid (HCA), it is important to look at the amount of HCA  in your Garcinia Cambogia pill to ensure value for money and maximum effects. You want to make sure you are getting at least 700mg of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) per serving.

Xtend-Life source our Garcinia Cambogia from a remote area in India, located away from pollutants and contaminants. No chemical solvents are used in the 100% water extraction process; and the Garcinia extract is dried in a vacuum environment, ensuring lower temperatures to preserve the quality and efficacy of the ingredient.

Uses of Garcinia Cambogia

The most common use of Garcinia Cambogia is in diet supplement for weight management support. This is mainly due to the properties of the compound HCA found in the rind of the fruit.

Weight Management


The inhibition of the enzyme ATP-citrate-lyase, affects conversion of carbohydrates and sugars to stored fat, potentially playing a role in the amount of fat stored in the body.

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Mood Support


HCA may also support healthy serotonin levels, which is a “feel good” hormone. There have been claims that this effect on serotonin levels may play a role in appetite suppression, but studies on this effect are still on-going.


Signs You May Need Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia may be beneficial as a diet supplement for individuals that helps support weight management. It may also be helpful for individuals who enjoy occasional carbohydrate-heavy meals.

It is important to remember that Garcinia Cambogia provides best results when combined with a healthy diet, supplement regime and lifestyle.

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Other Ingredients That May Be of Interest

Green Coffee Bean Extract - Green Coffee Bean Extract is from raw, unroasted coffee beans and contain chlorogenic acids to support healthy weight management. Green Coffee Bean Extract also has other benefits like being high in antioxidants to help manage free radicals.

Synonyms and Similar Forms of Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia, Malabar tamarind