Ask the Health Food Expert – Dr. Kate Rheame-Bleue
Natural Factors Garcinia Cambogia combats food cravings and increases fat metabolism
In North America, roughly two out of every three adults is either overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk of a range of serious health conditions. Successful weight management is an important long-term health goal, but if you’re finding it hard to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss, it could be time to turn to natural products for a little extra help.
Natural Factors Garcinia cambogia is a non-GMO formula containing 750 mg of superior quality Garcinia cambogia per tablet. Garcinia cambogia is a fruit of the tamarind family and has been shown to combat food cravings and help burn off stubborn fat. It promotes a feeling of fullness, helping you to decrease your intake of calories, and increases fat metabolism, helping you to achieve your target weight more easily.
How does Garcinia cambogia support healthy weight loss
Garcinia cambogia fruit rind extract contains a rich natural source of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a compound that inhibits the activity of an enzyme that converts dietary carbohydrates into fat and sugars.
A 60% HCA concentration has been seen in clinical studies to restrict the conversion of carbohydrates into fat thereby encouraging the body to burn existing fat stores. In an eight-week study, people who took 2800 mg of HCA per day 30–60 minutes before meals, while eating 2000 kcal/day and walking 30 minutes five days a week, had an average 5.4% reduction in body weight and a 5.2% reduction in body mass index (BMI).*
The same study also found that those taking the Garcinia cambogia extract had significant decreases in:
- Overall food intake
- Total cholesterol
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol)
- Serum leptin levels
And a significant increase in:
- Beneficial HDL cholesterol
- Serotonin release in brain tissue
In addition to supporting fat metabolism, blood sugar regulation and cholesterol levels, Garcinia cambogia is known to promote a feeling of fullness, which can help reduce appetite and control cravings.
Healthy appetite control
The underlying mechanism for Garcinia cambogia’s appetite-suppressing effect appears to be the ability of HCA to increase levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain in a dose-dependent manner.*
Serotonin is associated with increased feelings of satisfaction and an improved ability to curb cravings and control appetite. As such, Garcinia cambogia acts as a natural, stimulant-free appetite suppressant to help you stick to a reduced calorie diet and achieve your weight loss goals.
Garcinia cambogia is a high-quality, clinically studied herb that makes it easier to curb cravings, burn off stubborn fat and to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight while following a weight loss program that includes a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise.