Garcinia is primarily used in cooking as a spice, flavoring and preservation ingredient. The Garcinia fruit is commonly used as a souring agent for a variety of dishes in Asia and India, and because of this property it’s also used in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine as a digestive aid. Garcinia fruit also has anti-bacterial properties and is used to cure and preserve fish in India and Southeast Asia.
More recently, in Asia, this ingredient has been used as a food additive because it makes meals feel more filling, which prevents over-eating and supports weight loss. There’s a phytochemical found in Garcinia, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and it has a dual effect on supporting weight loss. Firstly, it can support healthy serotonin levels and help reduce appetite. Secondly, HCA can have an impact on enzymes related to fat metabolism in the body.
- Could help to temporarily increase satiety/feeling of fullness.
Dosage: 3 Capsules, 2 times per day 30-60 before meals.