Which SCIENTISTS have taken note if I may ask?
The Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) Crap
Internet continues to be bombarded with HCA miracle in Garcinia Cambogia. From ‘their’ findings, they have claimed that the HCA extract in Garcinia Cambogia is a powerful weight loss aid in two ways:
In layman’s terms, serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good, and by increasing the amount of serotonin in your body, HCA can improve your mood and suppress emotional eating during times of stress. The claim is that HCA has shown a remarkable ability to increase body’s serotonin levels, which is key to suppressing appetite.
In studies, HCA has been found to halt the fat-making process and also decrease production of unhealthy cholesterol and due to its composition, Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit Citrate Lyase — a key enzyme in your body that creates fat from carbohydrates. Without Garcinia Cambogia, carbohydrates (sugars) that aren’t immediately burned are stored as fat.
And Now the Truth
Both of the above claims do not have any significance and bearing on weight loss. The production of these enzymes is minute and like all others, constitutes just a fraction of the real deal. The pictures you see on the internet can represent a good marketing strategy, but weight loss?, give me a break! I have been working around weight loss since past two decades and as a biochemist and endocrinologist, I can assure every reader here that there is NO MIRACLE in weight loss. Simple reason: the body does not have mechanisms built around an herb for weight loss.