Garcinia Cambogia with Saffron
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.