Almost seventy percent of adults in first world countries are overweight, and considering that the number of sedentary jobs is constantly rising, those statistics won’t be falling anytime soon, unless we can find some efficient solutions. There are hundreds of natural remedies claiming to be miraculous weight loss solutions in health magazines, newspapers and all over the Internet. Most of us have had our hopes raised and then dashed multiple times by these remedies. Still, the search continues for a natural remedy that truly gives results without requiring strenuous exercise. After all, most of us are sitting behind a desk or making long commutes during our waking hours. Garcinia Cambogia Extract may be the natural remedy that prompts some people to say “Eureka! I have found it!”
How Can Garcinia be Effective without Exercise?
Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit from Asia which weighs an average of ten ounces. Garcinias come in various shades of light greens and yellows, and they have distinctive vertical lobes in their rinds, which remind some folks of miniature pumpkins.
The center of the Garcinia tastes and looks much like an orange or other citrus fruits, but it is the Garcinia’s thick rind which has attracted the most attention. The Garcinia rind contains a concentrated amount of hydroxycitric acid or HCA.
Hydroxycitric acid inhibits an enzyme call citrate lyase. Citrate lyase is directly involved in changing the carbohydrates that we eat into sugar for our bodies to burn as energy. The sugars that our bodies don’t need to burn immediately are stored as fat. With HCA from Garcinia suppressing the citrate lyase, fewer carbohydrates are broken down into sugar. This decrease in sugar production drops the level of glucose in our blood and triggers our bodies to start burning stored fat for the energy that it needs.
The wonderful thing about this is that by taking a Garcinia supplement, we can stimulate our bodies to burn fat even if we happen to be tied to a desk, unable to exercise because of household chores or riding the subway for hours at a time.
Health professionals do advise that it is wise to engage in some type of physical activity throughout the week for mental and physical health, but Garcinia can help us to lose a greater quantity of stored fat with a smaller amount of exercise.
Any Side Effects to Worry about?
No. There are a number of fat-burning supplements available which contain stimulants. These stimulants bring with them the risk of excessive anxiety, stroke, heart attack and sudden death. Garcinia, on the other hand, is not a stimulant and has been proven to have no unpleasant side effects, plus it has some secondary benefits. Most of us struggle with controlling our appetites and dealing with cravings, especially when we are tired and under stress.
Garcinia raises the level of serotonin in our brains. Serotonin is a hormone, which is directly linked to hunger. When serotonin levels are high, we are less likely to pack on a few more pounds.
Garcinia is also a friend to our heart. Visceral fat is the fat that wraps around our abdominal organs and often causes heart disease. Garcinia decreases visceral fat and new data is showing that it also lowers triglyceride and harmful cholesterol levels. All this contributes to less risk of coronary problems and a healthier, more energetic you.