As a long time Live Lighter reader, you’ll know we advocate getting healthier over slimmer: healthy is beautiful. Our approach to health is through a natural, balanced lifestyle which includes a wholesome meal plan, regular exercise, proper sleep, meditation and stress management. We believe living a healthy lifestyle through hard work and determination is what will pay off in the end and result in long-term success. However, we also believe what works for one person may not work for another. So here is guest blogger, Sharron Hunt, with the scoop on the now popular weight-loss supplement, Garcinia Cambogia, so you can make up your own mind about what’s good for you (with the help from your doctor, of course).
Weight loss is a major concern for most people living in today’s fast-paced culture. Especially during the summer when we see people with a toned body which is motivation to look more like them!
Almost everyone wants to have a fit body. In order to achieve these results, exercise and fad diets are a common approach. But due to lack of patience and this time-consuming procedure, diet pills have gained popularity.
There are lots of varieties of weight loss pills available on the market with the sole aim to make you lose weight. Weight loss pills contain some useful and powerful ingredients that enable you to lose body fat. If you are looking to lose weight fast and efficiently, then Garcinia Cambogia may be the one. It’s a natural plant extract which helps you lose fat from your body naturally and quickly.
What is Garcinia Cambogia Extract?
Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit native to Indonesia and also grown in Southeast Asia, India and some parts of Africa. Traditionally it has been used in spices, chutneys and curries. When it is used in the food as an ingredient, it makes the meal more filling. It is used for reducing the appetite. Due to this quality it is used in soups or meals so that there is no extra intake in the body, thus keeping us from over-eating. The pills contain the natural extract from the plant called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which gives people the capability of losing weight 2-3 times more than any other pills.
How does Garcinia Cambogia work?
The hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract in these pills works towards blocking the fat and overpowering the appetite. Our body is capable of making fat from stored carbohydrates and sugars with the help of an enzyme called citratelyase. The HCA extract prevents the formation of these enzymes and helps in reducing fat accumulation in the body. This results in low cholesterol and triglyceride level. HCA is responsible for controlling mood by affecting the serotonin levels in the brain. High serotonin levels in the brain mean less stress and mood swings. HCA enables you to eat less and prevents from developing fats in the body.
How safe is it?
Since it is naturally extracted from plants and there are no harmful chemicals used, it is very safe to consume. However, you must consult your doctor before taking such pills if you are pregnant or suffer from diabetes. It is advised that each day you must take 500-1000 mg before every meal. You can take more, but limit it within 3000 mg per day. These pills are effective in losing around 2-4 pounds within a month or two. It is recommended to continue with normal exercise and controlled diet to get the enhanced results. These pills are a good option for people who have not succeeded much from exercise and diets alone.
Benefits and Uses
The main benefits of Garcinia Cambogia are as follows:
- Increased metabolism and enhanced digestion
- Controls mood and stress levels
- Reduced appetite
- Weight loss by fat reduction
On the whole Garcinia Cambogia pills are a safe and natural way to lose weight without harming your body.
About the Author
Sharron Hunt is a health and beauty specialist, writes primarily abought weight loss and teeth whitening for a number of online websites.
Have you ever tried Garcinia Cambogia? I heard Dr. Oz say some positive things about it, and he’s all about healthy living. What do you think of weight-loss supplements in general?