Supplement of the Month: Garcinia Cambogia

What is Garcinia Cambogia and where is it found?

Garcinia Cambogia is small fruit, which looks like a little green pumpkin. It is also known as a tamarind.  It is native to Indonesia, but it can also be found in Southeast Asia, India, and parts of Africa. The skin of the fruit contains a rind extract called hydoxycitric acid (HCA), which may interfere with lipogenesis (block fat) and suppress appetite.

What are the benefits of Garcinia Cambogia?

Garcinia is used for weight loss and to improve exercise performance. It may suppress appetite.  It may also improve mood and sleeping patterns, and aides with people who are emotional eaters because it affects serotonin levels.

Are there interactions with food or medications and Garcinia Cambogia?

None known.

Are there side effects from taking Garcinia Cambogia?

Garcinia can cause nausea, headaches and mild GI discomfort.

 

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