Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. Dried fruit rinds have been used extensively for centuries throughout Southeast Asia for culinary purposes as a condiment and flavoring agent in place of tamarind or lemon. Garcinia cambogia, is also known as the Malabar tamarind, Garcinia is widely used for weight loss therapy. It is on my mind, and I am sure in the minds of millions of people of how it works and what are the effects of Garcinia on our body, so let’s explore.
If your body mass index is over 30, it is considered as obese and BMI between 25 to 30 is considered overweight. Obesity, is caused by accumulation of fat, especially around the organs called as visceral fat, it is a serious risk factor for your health. Visceral fat has clearly been linked with heart disease and Insulin resistance. Obesity is influenced by genetic and environmental factors such as diet and physical activity, which contributes to the development of insulin resistance and inflammation a most common problem in obesity. Garcinia cambogia has been proven to be beneficial in ameliorating obesity-related complications such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance.
HCA/ hydroxycitric acid is the primary medicinal component contained in the fruit rinds of Garcinia cambogia. Studies in animals suggest that HCA is a useful weight-loss aid. HCA has shown to reduce the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fat by inhibiting certain enzyme processes. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. Research also has indicated that HCA suppresses appetite. It raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry. Garcinia/HCA has also been directly linked to regulating cortisol levels in the blood, which is one of the stress hormones.
One of the best weight loss pills in the health industry is garcinia cambogia. Numerous research scientists have done studies showing the tremendous potential of Garcinia/HCA for weight loss. One of the study showed that a group of subjects who took 900mg of HCA over the course of 12 weeks consumed less calories and lost weight. People who takes Garcinia regularly also shown to increase the energy levels, probably due to increase in serotonin level and decrease in the cortisol level. Garcinia has recently been studied for its potential anti-cancer benefits.
I have no doubt about the amazing effects of Garcinia the ant obesity, hypolipidaemic(Decrease Cholesterol), antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer properties are beneficial for us. Now I would like to discuss another natural occurring remedy, the saffron. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus.The dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice. It can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron.
Saffron has been extensively used in the treatment of various diseases such as asthma, cough, whooping cough (pertussis), and to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant). It is also used for sleep problems (insomnia), cancer, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Today I am going to talk about the weight loss effect of the saffron, how it act as an appetite suppressant. Weight loss benefits of saffron really shouldn’t be that surprising, as it has been known to aid weight loss several years ago.
The mechanism of action of saffron is very interesting. It increases the serotonin level thus decreasing the craving for food. Serotonin is one of the most important hormones in the body when it comes to weight loss, as this has a direct influence on how full you feel. Obesity is also been linked with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. Saffron has been shown to be beneficial in depression and anxiety.
Obesity usually results from a combination of causes and contributing factors. In my humble opinion taking both Garcinia cambogia and saffron together give us the best fighting chance to combat the many causes and contributing factors of Obesity.