~ Garcinia Cambogia Offers Weight Loss without the "Pangs" of Low Blood Sugar
In the 1990’s HCA was “rediscovered” as a dietary supplement and has become an important supplement for weight loss.
Bio-Design Garcinia Cambogia Plus provides a standardized extract of the rind of Garcinia cambogia, a citrus fruit commonly known as Tamarind. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a naturally occurring variant of citric acid, is the active constituent of Garcinia. HCA was discovered in the 1970’s by pharmaceutical researchers and studied extensively for safety and effectiveness. Though it showed promise for weight loss, it was dropped and forgotten for a number of years because a patentable synthetic could not be developed. In the 1990’s HCA was “rediscovered” as a dietary supplement and has become an important supplement for weight loss.
Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose (blood sugar) and “burned” by cells to produce energy. Excess glucose is converted to glycogen, a starch, and stored in the liver and muscles as a short-term energy reserve. When there is excess glycogen, it is converted to body fat, the body’s long-term energy store. Body fat requires a high threshold of caloric deficit (hunger pangs) before it is reconverted to energy, resulting in the difficulty and suffering experienced in weight loss.
HCA works by reducing the efficiency with which the body converts glycogen to body fat by a process known as “competitive inhibition.” When the HCA variant of citric acid is ingested, it competes with regular citric acid in the production of an enzyme called ATP-Citrate-Lyase. The body uses this enzyme when converting glycogen into fat.
When HCA substitutes for citric acid, the resulting enzyme is rendered ineffective, reducing the rate at which the body makes fat from glycogen. This process promotes weight loss in several ways: It supports blood sugar levels and glycogen stores during dieting, acting as an appetite suppressant and reducing hunger pangs. Healthy blood sugar levels also reduce the lethargy and grumpiness that often accompanies low blood sugar. Finally, HCA may be particularly beneficial for those who have the most difficulty losing weight. By inhibiting rapid conversion of glycogen to body fat, HCA provides them an opportunity to burn rather than store calories.
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