FAKE. Garcinia cambogia, an Asian fruit used to lose weight, is now being sold in theform of supplements, but it is still difficult to prove that they are effective.
A former fruit
Garcinia cambogia is a fruit has long used in Asian cuisine and is especially consumed in eastern India for its culinary and therapeutic interests. It is used in spain for Bajar de peso in order to achieve a State of satiety more quickly after a meal, where the interest to test its effectiveness to reduce food intake.
It would be the hydroxycitric acid, a molecule found in the fruit, which would be responsible for this effect satiety. 10% to 30% of the dry fruit would consist of this acid.
On the market, the Garcinia cambogia supplements sold consist of a calcium salt ofhydroxycitric acid or potassium.
The benefits alleged this fruit extract in weight loss are twofold. First, Garcinia cambogiadiminuerait the placing in reserve fat in the body following a meal for the benefit of carbohydrate, in the form of glycogen stores.
Then, making this fruit extract would achieve efectos garcinia cambogia satiety more quickly during the meal and decrease at the same the amount of calories consumed.
Since the fruit is consumed for a long time by humans, it is reasonable to believe that it does not represent a source of danger. However, this assumption is not sufficient to ensure the safety of the supplements. Thus, several studies have evaluated whether it was dangerous to eat extracts of Garcinia cambogia.
It is considered that doses up to 2800 of hydroxycitric acid mg per day are well-tolerated by patients (not too many side effects) and cannot cause problems with toxicity. These results have been observed for periods of time up to 3 months of taking daily supplements. Supplements sold on the market contain between 500 mg and 800mg hydroxycitric acid.
Supplements may not be toxic, the benefits do not unfortunately the road when they are tested in clinical trials.
In a review of the published literature in 2012, 16 randomized controlled trials a placebo with hydroxycitric acid supplementation or Garcinia cambogia and weight losshave been assessed. Among these, only six studies have observed a significantly greater weight loss in the group taking the supplement. Most of the studies were conducted with small groups of participants and the effects were evaluated in the short term.
A systematic review of the published literature in 2013 is interested in clinical trials randomized-controlled double-blind on the suppression of appetite related to Garcinia cambogia supplements. The conclusions of the authors are similar: on the five studies reviewed in the article, one concluded that supplements reduced appetite andweight.
Again once the dietary supplements industry tries to convince you that losing weight is easy and fast with the “right” products. Unfortunately, until evidence to the contrary, the solution not hiding in Garcinia cambogia supplements.