Hydroxycitric acid, aka HCA, is a substance isolated from the exotic fruit Garcinia Cambogia. HCA is a safe, natural supplement for fat loss and weight management. HCA works by inhibiting the Key enzyme (called citrate lyase) that synthesizes fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides in the body. HCA also acts as an appetite suppressant and helps control cravings. Due to its ability to both prevent body fat from being made while suppressing appetite, HCA has been dubbed a “Dual Action Fat Buster”.
Supplementation with 2800-3000 mg/day of HCA has been shown to result in the following beneficial effects after 8 weeks of use 1,2:
• Reduces body weight.
• Curbs appetite and food intake.
• Lowers of total blood cholesterol, LDL (the "bad" cholesterol), and triglycerides (blood fats).
• Elevates HDL (the "good" cholesterol) and serotonin levels.
• Increases excretion of urinary fat metabolites (a biomarker of fat burning).
• Lowers after-meal insulin response (and thereby indirectly help the body burn fat throughout the day).
• Boosts fat burning during exercise and enhances glycogen synthesis in exercised muscle .
• Helps overcoming obesity-related complications, including inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance .
The HCA-induced elevation in serotonin levels, also known as the "feel good hormone", is especially beneficial for those with carb/sugar cravings, and as an adjunct to low-carb diets 5-9.
Superior bioavailability of Lean Body Garcinia Cambogia /HCA Until recently, HCA products were in a form that was not well absorbed. Lean Body Garcinia Cambogia /HCA contains a novel calcium-potassium salt of HCA derived from Garcinia cambogia, called Super CitriMax (aka HCA-SX), which has superior bioavailability, especially when taken on an empty stomach 10.
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
+ Daily Value (DV) not established.
No significant adverse effects have been reported with HCA supplementation 1,11. Super CitriMax is thus a safe, highly bio-available and effective way to stimulate fat loss and help with food craving control and weight management.
In contrast to stimulants like caffeine and ephedrine, which are often included in fat loss supplements, HCA doesn't cause any jitteriness or blood pressure elevations. It is thus also safe fat loss supplement to take for people with high blood pressure, and for those who dislike the jitteriness and tremor that stimulant-based supplements cause.