Weight loss is one of the problems that most people do face nowadays. With the delicious foods being discovered by people, they eat it and gain the weight they do not expect so easily. There are different ways and products that are made to offer you a solution to such problem, and one of it is the garcinia cambogia.
That is known also as Garcinia gummi-gutta which is a tropical species native to Indonesians. It also has common names such as kudam puli (pot tamarind), Malabar tamarind, and brindleberry. You can identify this plant for its fruit looks like a pumpkin that is small in size and comes in green to pale yellow color. Even if this plant is known in media to help in weight loss, there is no clinical evidence that supports the claim.
Description and Appearance
This fruit can be seen in west and central Africa, coastal India, and Southeast Asia. It dwells and grows in most moist forests you could have known. This plant is one of several Garcinia species is related from the plant family Guttiferae that has deep vertical lobes and thin skin. The fruit and its related species are about the size of an orange to that of the grapefruit and looks like greenish, yellowish, and sometime reddish pumpkin.
Uses and Importance
This garcinia specie is good to be used in cooking especially with the preparation of curries. Its extracts and fruit rind are commonly used for traditional recipes and food preparations in some Southeast Asian countries, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. The rind and extract of Garcinia gummi-gutta is a known curry condiments in India and an essential souring ingredient in Southern Thailand variant known as kaeng som.
Regimen for Weight Loss
With Dr. Oz, a United States television personality, garcinia become a talk of the town. He promoted garcinia extract as “an exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss” and his endorsements have led to substantial increase in the product. With its popularity, there is a lack of clinical trials and scientific evidence does not support that it is an effective remedy in weight loss specifically for short-term weight loss. Side effect that is known to be brought by garcinia is hepatotoxicity which is a chemical-driven liver damage that became one of the reasons for some of the products to be withdrawn from the market.
The garcinia has an appropriate dose which depends on factors such as the consumer’s conditions, health, and age. This time, there is not enough information scientifically that determines the right dosage for garcinia products. Even it is a natural products, it is not always to think that it is really safe and dosage is really important to watch and monitor. Be sure to consult pharmacists or follow the dosages you can see on product labels before using and consuming it.
Garcinia products may be known to help people lose weight but be sure that you are drinking it right and with full knowledge. Not because it is said by many that you will directly obtain it. Do some research and consult experts for you to know the risks of consuming it.