Garcinia Cambogia Benefits and Side Effects

Garcinia Cambogia


Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit found in India and South East Asia. Its famous for its usage in weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia also come in the form of pill. Its one of the most googled weight loss pill. Several brands make Garcinia Cambogia pill under different names.

Garcinia Cambogia fruit looks like a small pumpkin and its colour ranges from green to yellow.

Some other common names of Garcinia Cambogia are

  • Garcinia gummi-gutta
  • brindleberry
  • Malabar tamarind
  • kudam puli (pot tamarind)

Weight Loss by Garcinia Cambogia


Those who believe in weight loss property of Garcinia Cambogia, find it beneficial to affect appetite and weight regulation in two ways:

  • Reduces Fat Production: It blocks the fat-producing enzyme Citrate lyase which makes it harder for the body to produce fat.
  • Reduced Appetite: It increases levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain which leads to reduced appetite.

Note: According to wikipedia the weight loss benefit of Garcinia Cambogia is overhyped and it does not show any extra ordinary benefits in weight reduction.

Other Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia



  • One study results say that it can reduce LDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides and raise HDL (the good cholesterol).
  • One more study confirmed that it can lower the belly fat as well.


Side Effects of Garcinia Cambogia


Some side effects are also connected to usage of Garcinia Cambogia. These sides effects are reported in various research studies.

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea


Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Garcinia Cambogia as its not considered safe in such cases.
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