Garcinia Cambogia Review
Dr. Oz is a famous personality, and of course -- he's a doctor. So it is understandable that when he recommends something for weight loss, people listen. What has Dr. Oz been telling people who dream to shed a few extra pounds? He wants you to try Garcinia Cambogia.
Why is it that this fruit has gained so much interest? There are a few reasons why Garcinia Cambogia Extract has aroused so much interest for weight loss enthusiasts. The first reason is that Garcinia suppresses appetite. It causes the digestive tract to produce serotonin. This hormone has a few effects on the body.
What is the purpose of serotonin? According to wikipedia:
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and is found in all bilateral animals, where it mediates gut movements and the animal's perceptions of resource availability. In less complex animals, such as invertebrates, resources simply mean food availability. In more complex animals, such as arthropods and vertebrates, resources also can mean social dominance. In response to the perceived abundance or scarcity of resources, an animal's growth, reproduction or mood may be elevated or lowered. This may somewhat depend on how much serotonin the organism has at its disposal.
So what do we have here? When you have serotonin in your system, it makes you happy. Its often referred to as the "happy hormone". You eat food, it produces serotonin and (as a by-product), you feel happy and satisfied. The reason for the interest in Garcinia Cambogia is that it produces serotonin, without the food.
Backing up now many years, there was a drug available that was quite effective in weight loss. That drug: Fen-Phen. It was a diet pill that ultimately was taken off the market because the FDA determined it had adverse effects on the body. The one thing it did that helped people is that it curbed hunger. How did it do that? It triggered serotonin receptors in the digestive tract. In other words, it acted as fake serotonin. This, in turn, killed appetite.
Psychology Today says this about serotonin:
A natural mood regulator, serotonin makes you feel emotionally stable, less anxious, more tranquil and even more focused and energetic.
Therefore, the first method in which Garcinia Cambogia helps weight loss is the production of hormones in the body, reducing hunger and creating the feelings of happiness and well-being that come from the hormone serotonin.
Fat Blocker Showdown: HCA vs Citrate Lyase
A few famous diets involve blocking carbohydrates from your diet. Atkins has you almost completely avoiding carbohydrates. It is well known that the carbs are broken down into sugars which are stored as body fat. The way that Atkins gets you losing weight is by refusing carbohydrates to your body. This puts the body in a state of ketosis, where the body begins breaking down fats in order to get its energy.
In our review, we're trying to emphasize that Garcinia Cambogia gets you to lose weight, but not through the deprivation of carbohydrates. Instead, you still are able to eat carbohydrates -- but your body will not be able to as effectively convert them to body fat. The body converts carbohydrates to body fat with an enzyme called citrate lyase. This enzyme is effectively blocked from breaking carbs into sugars by the chemical HCA, or hydroxycitric acid.
The idea then is that a high HCA dose of pure Garcinia Cambogia will enter your digestive tract and, while present, limit the body's production of the very chemical that breaks carbohydrates down. Because the body is unable to process them, it therefore passes through, unutilized. Reviews show that this has created excitement in many dieters because they are still able to enjoy their carbs.