Garcinia Cambogia derives its weight loss effect and other health benefits from its active ingredient, namely, hydroxycitric (HCA). A lot of studies on the benefits of HCA have been carried out by different groups of researchers. The results of their researches including those of Dr Oz and Dr. Chen confirm the weight loss effect of HCA. In most of the studies, it was discovered that people placed on HCA obtained quicker weight loss result than the placebo groups.
40 candidates were observed in a study. 20 of these people were given 500mg of HCA capsule before each of their meal while the remaining 20 were given a placebo throughout the period of the research. When the study came to an end, it was discovered that the 20 people that took 500mg losed more weight than people on placebo. The lipid profile of those on HCA was better than that of the individuals on placebo. Similar discovery was made in another study in which 40 overweight individuals were observed for 12 weeks.
The results of all these studies show that Garcinia Cambogia of Dr Oz can give many benefits thanks to its active ingredients. Here are some of the known benefits of ‘holy grail of weight loss’ as Dr Mehmet Oz refers to it.
- Garcinia Cambogia helps in weight reduction. Its active ingredient is capable of preventing the conversion of excess sugar and calories into fat by blocking the enzyme that aids the liver in the conversion of calories and fats. These fats and calories are rather converted to glycogen which energizes the muscles.
- Garcinia Cambogia enhances the lipid profile of the users. Cholesterol in the body is of two types, namely, the bad cholesterol known as the low density lipoprotein (LDL) and the good cholesterol known as high density lipoprotein. HCA which is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia lowers the level of LDL in the body and increases the level of good HDL which is good to the heart. LDL can clog up the arteries increasing the blood pressure. Having a low level of LDL will also help to improve your blood pressure.
- Garcinia Cambogia helps you to feel full easily and also suppresses your appetite. People of various cultures where Garcinia Cambogia grows have been eating the fruit in order to suppress appetite and hunger. As an appetite suppressant, Garcinia Cambogia extract of Dr Oz will help you to reduce cravings for carb.
- Garcinia Cambogia helps in stress reduction by stabilizing the level of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that helps in stress management. Poor management of stress can lead to excess accumulation of fats in the body. You tend to eat too much when you are stressed. This will lead to excess intake of calories. If you take Garcinia Cambogia as directed by Dr Mehmet Oz, the HCA in the supplement will stabilize the level of cortisol in your body.
- Garcia Cambogia improves the users’ mood and enhances sound sleep. It was discovered through research that HCA increases serotonin level which is a hormone that improves mood and sleep. It also reduces cravings for carb.
There is no doubt that many researches will be carried out in the future to confirm the finding of Dr. Oz and Dr. Chen on Garcinia Cambogia extract. The findings so far seem very promising indeed.