Garcinia Cambogia is one of the most popular plants known in the world of health and beauty due to its properties which aid in weight loss. It is a plant which can be found and has originated from Indonesia although there are also some of them that are reported to be seen in India and some parts of Africa.
It is known through different names like brindall berry, malabar tamarind, mangosteen oil tree and some other names depending on the region where it is being talked about. Through the years, this plant has been used most especially in different Southeast Asian regions for different types of purposes.
Its tree resembles to that of an evergreen with limp branches. The fruit that it is bearing is oval shaped with the size that array from being that of an orange up to the size of a grapefruit while its colour ranges from that of being yellowish, greenish or even reddish at times. At first look, its fruit actually resembles to a small pumpkin.
Some people do not really eat the fruit itself as its taste is a combination of being sweet and sour, what they often use is the fruit’s skin. The Garcinia Cambogia extract on the other hand, is being used as an ingredient in different supplements which aids in losing weight.
People from all over Asia have seen how powerful Garcinia Cambogia can be. People have been using it as an ingredient when cooking and for food preservation. It is also being used in different old-fashioned medicine as well as for aiding in weight loss. People in some parts of India have been using the fruit as a curry which is one of the commonly found ingredients in their food.
This is being done by having the fruit dried and then having it grinded until it turns to its powder form. Fish preservation which is one of the sources of income in some parts of Southeast Asia also gets a lot of benefits from this fruit as this is one of the most important ingredients needed for the preservation to take place.
On the other hand, Garcinia Cambogia extract is being used as an ingredient for different kinds of food supplements that aid in losing weight. The results of course still vary depending on the person who is using it and how it is being used.
The extracts being used don’t come from the fruit itself but from its skin since it contains HCA or Hydroxycitric acid which is known to help people who want to shed off those excess pounds in their bodies which work in two different ways. The first way is by means of preventing new fats from forming which normally happens whenever we eat foods that are rich in carbohydrates as well as sugar. The second way is through the suppression of the user’s appetite.
The different supplements containing the fruit’s extract can be bought in different forms. You can see them in the form of capsule, snack bars, tablets and even in the form of liquid.