Garcinia is a type of tropical fruit belonging to the oleaceae family and belongs to the same genus as mangosteen. It is native to Southeast Asia and India, and its official name is known as Garcinia cambogia. Garcinia is a kind of mangosteen, but unlike mangosteen, which is characterized by a sweet smell and taste, it has a strong sour taste, so it is widely used as a spice in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.
In addition, it is known that HCA, which is a major component of garcinia, has beneficial effects in reducing body fat and preventing various adult diseases. However, since side effects may also occur due to ingestion, it is desirable to determine whether to consume it after sufficiently recognizing the relevant information in advance. Now, let’s take a closer look at the main benefits of garcinia and the side effects to be aware of when taking it.
Garcinia’s main benefits
1. Inhibition of fat synthesis
It is said that the peel of Garcinia cambogia fruit contains about 10 to 30% of hydroxycitric acid, called HCA (hydroxycitric acid). It is said that this HCA component is involved in inhibiting the production and synthesis of fat by inhibiting the activity of ATP-citrate lyase, which plays an important role for carbohydrates to be stored as fat. This series of actions is known to help reduce body fat and control weight.
2. Suppression of appetite
Serotonin, one of the substances that functions as a neurotransmitter, is mainly present in platelets, including the central nervous system, and in the gastrointestinal tract, and is a chemical that makes you feel happy. Serotonin is known not only to regulate mood, but also has a lot to do with appetite.
HCA, a key ingredient in garcinia, is known to help suppress appetite and reduce hunger by increasing the secretion of serotonin. In proportion to this appetite suppression effect, it is said to help reduce food intake and reduce visceral fat.
3. Improve Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol, a substance that forms the basis of cell membranes and lipoproteins, serves as a raw material for making bile acids and steroid hormones, so it can be said to be an essential component for maintaining life. However, when the cholesterol level is higher than the normal level, various problems occur. In particular, an increase in LDL cholesterol, which is a harmful cholesterol that penetrates the inner wall of blood vessels, acts as a cause of various inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases, and adult diseases. Garcinia helps to improve the level of these cholesterol and reduces the level of LDL cholesterol, which is bad cholesterol, to help prevent various blood vessel-related adult diseases.
4. Increase exercise effect
It has been reported that garcinia can help to double the effect of exercise if taken during exercise. The HCA component, the main component of Garcinia, helps to promote the synthesis of glycogen, which is responsible for storing muscle energy. It is said to have the effect of increasing the effectiveness of the exercise even more. It has been known that this exercise effect enhancing effect can be obtained better when exercise and diet control are combined together.
Side effects to watch out for when taking Garcinia
Garcinia has a variety of benefits, but there are also side effects to be aware of. Depending on the constitution, various symptoms such as dizziness, digestive disorders such as stomach upset and diarrhea, dry mouth, headache, skin rash, and menstrual irregularity may appear. In addition, as it inhibits the synthesis of glucose into fat, it should be avoided if you have diabetes, and should not be consumed even if there is a problem with liver function or related diseases as it may cause liver abnormalities.
And garcinia can help prevent various blood vessel-related diseases according to the cholesterol improvement effect. is said to be good. In addition, even if you have asthma or depression, you should decide whether to take it after consulting with your doctor.
In addition, there is a report that garcinia can cause serious side effects if taken in excessive doses for a long time. Please note that a total of 750 to 2,800 mg is recommended.
In addition, the weight loss effect of garcinia has conflicting parts about the verification and verification of the research results, and there are various views on the mechanism of action. It is said to be recommended for consumption. In addition, since there are also a large number of related side effects, it is recommended to be aware of this and decide whether to consume it carefully.