Garcinia cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped, yellow, or greenish tropical fruit also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta, which is native to Indonesia
The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) helps to reduce the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fats by inhibiting the enzyme citrate lyase, that enables this conversion. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.
The benefits that Garcinia Cambogia may provide are that it may support appetite management and healthy fat metabolism. Garcinia may also inhibit the liver’s production of cholesterol and support to increase lean muscle mass.
Garcinia cambogia supplements are made from extracts of the fruit’s peel.