Garcinia Cambogia, a fruit indigenous to Asian countries, has been commonly used for culinary purposes and it is known in Indonesia as Malabar tamarind. It has a certain component known as hydroxycitric acid, or HCA for short, similarly found in lemons and oranges that has been touted effective for weight loss.
HCA has ascended steadily in the weight loss industry as a major ingredient in weight loss supplements since 2012. Garcinia Cambogia can suppress the appetite, as seen in some Asian cultures, when added to soups or salads and today, many weight loss companies have used it in their quest to make a truly effective product.
How HCA Triggers Weight Loss
It goes without saying that when your appetite is suppressed, you eat less and therefore ingest fewer calories. The HCA extract of Garcinia Cambogia helps the user lose the excess poundage this way without any changes to the diet. This is one way that HCA makes weight loss happen. There are actually four more ways that HCA can eliminate excess weight (in no particular order):
- Fat Blocker: it acts as a natural fat blocker, meaning fat cells are unable to develop within your body. When combined with appetite suppression, this fat blocking ability can definitely make any weight loss target easier to achieve.
- Mood Regulator: most eating habits are determined by our emotional state. HCA helps increase levels of serotonin, the hormone responsible for regulating emotions, including moods. A balanced level of emotions prevents emotional eating.
- Fat Belly Reducer: Garcinia Cambogia can naturally decrease the fat amount that is most visible in the belly area. Stored fat is typically in these areas as well as in the hips, upper arms, thighs, waist, and buttocks.
- Energy Booster: when energy levels are high, the body’s metabolism accelerates and burns calories faster. When this happens, the body looks to excess fat as its next target to burn, ensuring that whatever fat is stored is used as fuel.
Why Has Garcinia Cambogia Been Labeled a Scam?
Undeniably, there have been complaints about Garcinia Cambogia but based on thousands of customer reviews, these stemmed not from the product’s efficacy but on the ordering and billing process. The free trial offered by the manufacturer becomes what others have claimed as an automatic billing scheme only because those who wanted discontinuance of the product did not cancel their succeeding orders immediately.
As mentioned previously elsewhere in this article, negative feedback on its efficacy may not work on all users, prompting them to declare that Garcinia Cambogia is a scam. The solution here is for the user to find another weight loss option and not necessarily declare Garcinia Cambogia a scam because it does work for a majority of those who have tried it.