Quick Facts about Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia camboga is a tree that is found in India and some other Asian countries. The fruit of this tree contains hydroxycitric acid. Due to this acid, garcinia cambogia is used for a variety of medical purposes.
Uses of Garcinia Cambogia
- Exercise: Taking hydroxycitric acid has the potential to increase the length of time an untrained woman can exercise. But, the compound has not been found to have any effect on men.
- Weight loss: The results of researches on the use of the extract of this fruit for weight loss are inconsistent. While some researchers believe that taking the extract containing 50% hydroxycitric acid for about 8-12 weeks will aid weight loss, another school of thought believes that is impossible.
The differences of opinion regarding the use of garcinia for weight loss seem to depend on length of usage.
- Other uses: It is also effective in treating joint pain, emptying the bowel, treating parasites and worms, and treating severe diarrhea.
Garcinia cambogia is known to be safe if used within a short period of 12 weeks. Its long-term safety cannot be ascertained.
Some of the side effects of using garcinia cambogia include:
- Digestive tract discomfort
The safety of taking garcinia while pregnant or breastfeeding has not been medically proven. Therefore, if you are in one of these conditions, stay clear of it.
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