This compound is a natural extract found in the leaves of the Malabar Tamarind plant. Pure Garcinia products also contain other natural GC extracts, such as Gorikapuli. However, the majority of the weight loss effects come from HCA. These weight loss benefits are: Elevates metabolism Suppresses appetite Blocks carbohydrates from turning into fats once inside the body Burns off fat deposits in the body Reduces food cravings Increases energy To ensure that you reap all of these benefits in your Garcinia regimen, remember to take the supplement at the same time every day with a glass of water and a meal.

Full directions come with all products. The back of the bottle has all the information you need. But remember, this is a natural supplement that does not carry the risk of side effects that medications do. The absolute most important thing to look for in a Garcinia Cambogia supplement is the purity of the pill. The higher the HCA(hydroxycitric acid) concentration, the more mileage you are going to get out of the supplement. All brands will contain some amount of the extract from the actual fruit, but the amount of the active substance can vary a lot.

There are plenty of fly-by-night products around(pretty trdff all of the ones in local Icce that only offer a very subpar purity. Often times such supplements(like ones sold at WalMart) only contain 20 or less HCA- even when they are marked as higher(this was the conclusion of a recent study).