Garcinia Cambogia is an excellent supplement, which stimulates your body to burn off extra pounds. However, your success with this supplement depends partially on the dosage that you are taking. I bet the question, “How much Garcinia extract should I be taking?” just popped into your mind. I will answer that question for you, but first let me tell you a little about Garcinia Cambogia.
Asia: Home of Garcinia
Garcinia Gummi-Gutta trees, which produce the Garcinia fruit, thrive in humid forests throughout Asia. The Gummi-Gutta trees thrive on humidity, so they only bear fruit during the rainiest part of the year. The Garcinia fruit is about the size of an orange and has deep vertical lobes in its thick yellow rind, which makes it resemble a pumpkin. Garcinia Cambogia is a Latin name and the same fruit is known as brindleberry and kadum puli, which means pot tamarind, in other parts of the world.
Benefits of Garcinia
In India, there is an ancient system of medicine called Ayurveda. The word Ayurveda means “life knowledge”. This medical system used Garcinia to improve and restore life in cases of arthritis, digestive complaints, insomnia and even nerve pain. Garcinia is also used extensively all across Asia, and particularly in Indonesia, to add a complementary tart flavor to seafood and curries.
It wasn’t until 2012 that the weight loss properties of Garcinia Cambogia were brought to light. The Garcinia’s thick rind contains concentrated amounts of hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA does the important job of decreasing lipogenesis, which is the process of which our bodies turn carbohydrates and sugars into fat. Simultaneously with that, HCA stimulates our cells to burn stored fat for energy. These two benefits from Garcinia greatly enhance weight loss. Garcinia’s weight loss benefits have received the most attention, but new research is showing that Garcinia boosts overall health.
Taking a Garcinia extract faithfully gradually decreases visceral fat. Visceral fat surrounds our organs and plays an undeniable role in causing heart disease. Garcinia also efficiently lowers triglycerides and harmful cholesterol levels, while increasing beneficial cholesterol and giving us significant amounts of Vitamin C.
How Much Garcinia Should you Take?
A variety of stores, both online and local, carry Garcinia Cambogia in supplement form. Most of these supplements provide a month’s supply of capsules which contain 650mg – 1,000 mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract in each capsule. As you choose a supplement, it is very important to notice what percentage of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is in each capsule. After all, it is HCA which triggers our bodies to burn fat! The best Garcinia supplements will have between 50 and 60% HCA. Some of them also contain potassium to optimize the absorption of the Garcinia extract.
One capsule of Garcinia extract should be taken with a glass of water three times a day. When you take your Garcinia supplement with water, the Garcinia quickly dissolves and is absorbed into your body. Thirty minutes later, it is busy suppressing your appetite and triggering stored fat to burn. Understanding the logic of how our bodies process Garcinia will help you decide when to take it. Most people take it on an empty stomach, a half an hour before they eat. This ensures that the Garcinia will help them eat less. Other people find it helpful to take it an hour after their main meals to curb the desire to snack.
I wish you the best, as you begin taking Garcinia Cambogia and working toward your weight loss goals! Remember that taking an excellent supplement like Garcinia does not mean that you can eat anything you want, never exercise, and still lose weight. Garcinia Cambogia provides results when taken in conjunction with a wholesome, well-balanced diet and regular exercise.