The garcinia cambogia fruit took the weight loss market by storm. It was all anyone talked about, and its praises resonated far and wide. This fruit from India and other areas of Southeast Asia was touted as a weight loss miracle. But is it really?
The active ingredient in garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is said to stimulate weight loss. It’s marketed as a weight loss tool that doesn’t require much diet or exercise. Garcinia cambogia stimulates the fat-burning capacity of the body which aids with weight loss.
The studies and the results
Several studies have been completed on the weight loss benefits of garcinia cambogia. Initially, research was conducted on animal subjects. Their outcomes were not guaranteed to be the same on humans. Some studies on humans have revealed a mixed bag of results. There were significant weight losses and then there were negligible weight losses. What is significant is that none of the studies conducted were very long. Perhaps the results would be more definitive if more time was spent conducting research.
Diet is a factor when using garcinia cambogia. You will not lose weight using it without a healthy eating plan. Preliminary research indicates that garcinia cambogia works best with a high-fat diet.
The idea that garcinia cambogia curbs the appetite is not proven. There is an absence of studies on human subjects.
A lack of empirical evidence makes it difficult to say if garcinia cambogia is as effective as its marketers claim it is.