Hydroxycitric acid

Role Of Hydroxycitric Acid In Losing Weight

Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a very popularly used agent for helping in losing weight in an effective way. This acid is found in a plant called garcinia combogia in very high proportion. Other than this plant, it is also found in two more plants of the same genre, which are, garcinia indica and garcinia atroviridis. These plants are highly used in order to prepare these compounds commercially. HCA is similar to citric acid and is often used as a weight loss supplement. HCA was discovered back in the 1960s. This acid is used either alone or along with some other type of supplement.

Popular Garcinia Combogia

Garcinia Combogia is most popular out of those three plants in which HCA is commonly found. It is a small tropical fruit which has a shape like pumpkin with a sweet taste. It reduces the appetite of a person. Its function is different from weight losing pills as it does it in a much safer way. It simply increases the level of satisfaction that you receive from your food and thus it becomes easier for you to eat less amount.

How Does Hydroxycitric Acid Assist Weight Loss?

It is said that HCA slows down the enzyme adenosine-triphosephatase-citrate-lyase, which is used by our body to make fat. Thus, it helps to boost energy and fat burning in our body. It also increases the availability of serotonin in the brain in order to cut back your appetite. It boosts the function of other weight loss mechanism like slowing down of pancreatic alfa amylase and intestinal intestinal alfa glucosidase. All these further reduces the carbohydrate metabolism. If HCA is used along with pyruvate and carnitine, weight loss can be even more effective without stimulating the central nervous system.

There is no physiological requirement for this Hydroxycitric acid, but everyone can get benefit from it. Even for sports persons it can increase the synthesis of Acetycholine, which is responsible for contraction of muscles. Thus, it may improve their performances by helping them to increase exercising and there by becoming more fit.

Which HCA Acid Should Be Used As/In Supplements?

Garcinia Cambogia HCA

Garcinia Cambogia HCA

Researchers say that even if one takes garcinia combogia in high doses, it is non-toxic to human. However, a little bit breakdown of muscle tissues can occur due to intake of this supplement. Certain methods have been discussed below to take the right amount of HCA in order to get the most out of this supplement.

1. The combination you should opt for must have a minimum of 50% HCA. Along with calcium salt, the composition potassium and magnesium. There should be less amount of lactone content.

2. The dose of HCA should be adequaet. 1.5 g of the extract should be taken three times a day. So in a preparation, where 60% HCA is present, 0.9 g of HCA will be taken before every meal.

3. This preparation should be taken in completely empty stomach. It is recommended to take these 30-60 minutes before having your meal.

One can expect results only if right proportion of Hydroxycitric Acid is used. Slim is one such product that may have come up with the right combination. You can purchase Slim from Ambassadors which are representatives of the company. 

Please see/talk to your doctor before using this supplement.

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