Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid. Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis. The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain.
They also found that gastrointestinal adverse events were twice as likely in the hydroxycitric acid group as in the placebo group.
This generally causes people to give up on their diet and gain the weight back. For this reason, most conventional wms loss methods have a terrible success rate.
Very few people linben in the long run. This is where a popular weight loss supplement called Garcinia Cambogia extract steps in.
According to many health experts, it can reduce appetite and help you lose weight, pretty much without effort. Now… Im a big fan of supplements and self-experimentation. Ive personally experimented with a ton of different supplements throughout my life, although only a handful have stuck with me. Given the raving reviews about Garcinia Cambogia, I got excited and decided to take a closer look at this supplement and the science behind it.
What is Garcinia Cambogia. Lingwn Cambogia Fruit Garcinia cambogia is a plant, also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta. The fruit of the plant looks like a small, green pumpkin and is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. In the skin of the fruit, there is a large amount of a natural substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA).
This is Single lingen ems active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia extract… that is, the substance that produces the weight loss effects. Bottom Line: Garcinia Cambogia is a plant often used in Asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains a substance called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which is the active ingredient.
Does Garcinia Cambogia Actually Work. Woman Smiling and Holding a Supplement I managed to find several research studies on Garcinia Cambogia, in both animals and humans. According to some studies in rats, it can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase, making it more difficult for the body to produce fat out of carbohydrates (1). Lingem rat studies show increased levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
This could theoretically lead to reduced appetite and cravings (2). There are actually a whole bunch of studies in rats showing that Garcinia Cambogia consistently leads to significant weight loss (3, 4, 5, 6).
However, what works in rats doesnt always work in humans. Bottom Line: Studies in rats show that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase and increase serotonin levels, leading to significant weight loss.
Oz promoted it and continues to assert that garcinia cambogia is an effective aid to weight loss. The claims for weight loss are nothing short of outlandish and there is real science that suggests the whole thing is a hoax. Studies that claim to have found weight loss were carried out on animals. Studies involving humans are for the most part badly designed.
A few quality studies have been carried out over the years, starting in 1998 with a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 135 adults over 12 weeks published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. They found no evidence that hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in weight loss products made from garcinia cambogia, produced significant weight loss.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 published a systematic review of meta-analyses and clinical trials on dietary supplements for weight loss by complementary medicine researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia. Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid. Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis.
The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain. They also found that gastrointestinal adverse events were twice as likely in the hydroxycitric acid group as in the placebo group. When you are considering the potential benefits of products look for meta-analysis studies that take in all the sound research available.
One-off studies that get a significant result are not evidence of anything. Only when an effect is repeated in many studies by many scientists should you believe.
RANDY SHOREs new cookbook Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow is now available at Chapters, Book Warehouse, Barbara-Jos Books to Cooks and Whole Foods. So, my Top Secret Garcinia experience was neither super impressive, nor super disappointing.