Herb: GARCINIA FRUIT
Botanical name: Garcinia cambogia
Therapeutic actions: Stimulant, Appetite suppressant, Antioxidant
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium.
Drug interactions: May interact with Warfarin, statin drugs, singular, drugs with Serotonin. Interacts favorably with insulin. It has caused headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and GI complaints such as nausea and diarrhea.
Description: Garcinia contains the chemical hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Developing research suggests that HCA might prevent fat storage, control appetite, and increase exercise endurance; however, whether these effects occur in humans is unclear.
Clinical data- In an 8-week randomized clinical trial, 40 patients were given either placebo or Garcinia cambogia extract (500 mg/capsule) by mouth before each meal. Patients administered the extract exhibited weight loss and improvement in cholesterol and triglycerides when compared with the placebo group.
In a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 40 obese patients were treated with a combination supplement containing Garcinia cambogia 50 mg as well as a 1,200 calorie diet per day. Two tablets of the supplement were taken by mouth 3 times a day after meals. The treatment group attained a 3.5 kg weight loss versus 1.2 kg on placebo, and a more than 85% reduction in fat loss in body composition measurements. The majority of the active group participants did not follow the diet regimen.
Internal Uses: Other uses include, diabetes, GI disorders, cancer.
Suggested dosage: 1500mg per day.
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