Wonder Fruit Garcinia Cambogia
The fruits of Garcinia are eaten only locally because as we can see that some of these fruits are well known in one region but not known somewhere else. Among all these species which are considered to be from 50 to 300 in numbers, purple mangosteen (G. Mangostana) is considered to be the best. Nowadays it is cultivated in Southeast Asia and tropical countries. Kandis (G. Forbesii), lemon drop mangosteen (G.intermedia) and orange button mangosteen (G. Prainiana) are some of the other little known species.
Garcinia Cambogia has various uses. The extract from mangosteen rind can be utilised as a spice. The well known bừn riȇu soup of Vietnam is known to be coloured and flavoured by G. Multiflora. Gambooge is used as a spice in South Asia where again it is known as kodumpulli.
Reason for Popularity
Garcinia cambogia originated in Indonesia and had been used for a long time in the treatment of weight loss. It is only recently that the beneficial effect of this fruit is made available to people in the west. There is a specific reason for Garcinia cambogia to gain popularity. It actually gives a feeling of fullness after people consume it. It is not surprising that it is included in soups and other food so that after consuming it people feel fully contented for hours after their meal. Since there is no urge to eat any more this helps a great deal in prevention of putting on the much dreaded weight.
Nowadays, hydroxycitric acid, which is mainly responsible for the weight loss, is extracted from Garcinia cambogia fruit and is used as a supplement. This makes it easier to double the effectiveness of this supplement. There are various reasons for the immense popularity of the Garcinia cambogia extract:
· It suppresses appetite, thereby reducing the intake of calories and stops the process of putting on weight.
· The wonderful quality of this extract of burning excess fat in the body makes it extremely popular.
The wonderful quality of Garcinia cambogia has made people to add it to their meals. Funnily enough it gives a feeling of fullness. In Malaysia, this is added to the soups, which is eaten before the meal to suppress the appetite.
How Garcinia cambogia actually affects the body is not proven clearly. But, according to record, after long term consumption of this supplement people had been found to have acidosis. The hydroxycitric acid content of Garcinia cambogia besides its recommended anti oxidant property is quite toxic also and might harm the body.
Other than this, there are certain advantages also. The extract obtained from kola (G.kola) has been found to be useful in preventing replication of Ebola virus in experiments done in laboratories. In Africa another species called G.mannii is used as a chew stick which is reputed to freshen up the breath along with cleaning the teeth.
To sum it all, the best part of this Garcinia cambogia extract is that finally we have found an extract which is affordable, simple and truly effective, as research done worldwide has proved.