Garcinia Cambogia, Hydroxycitric Acid, HCA
Garcinia gummi-gutta is a subtropical species of Garcinia native to Indonesia. The yellowish fruit is pumpkin-shaped.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is the principal active compound in the rind and flesh of gambooge fruits. HCA has been shown to reduce the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol in vitro (lipogenesis inhibition), which makes it useful for weight loss.
Mechanism of Action
HCA inhibits lipogenesis,
lowers the production of cholesterol and fatty acids,
increases the production of glycogen in the liver,
increases the body's production of heat by activating the process of thermogenesis.
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