Garcinia Cambogia is a small shrub that has long been cultivated in Southeast Asia, East and West and Central Africa. Its yellowish fruit, pumpkin shaped, potentially contains HCA, hydroxycitric acid. The fruit extract, whose active ingredient is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an appetite suppressant.
Garcinia Cambogia works in two ways; on the one hand, by stimulating the production of serotonin in the hypothalamus, causing satiety faster while needing less food and secondly by inhibiting the action of an enzyme: citrate lyase, which tends to inhibit lipogenesis. The oxidation of carbohydrates process is accelerated and therefore the surplus is transformed into energy rather than fat.