Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garcinia cambogia | Fat burning fruit

The Garcinia cambogia is a tree native to South eastern asia. The fruit also known as Vrikshamla and Mangosteen contains Hydroxycitric Acid or HCA upto 30% by weight. Several compounds have been isolated from certain species of Garcinia, including xanthones, xanthones derivatives, and (-)-hydroxycitric acid. HCA is known to inhibit appetite and burn fat. It increases metabolism and prevents carbohydrates from being stored as fat. Many weight loss products include Garcinia as an ingredient.

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