Life Extension’s Garcinia HCA features a prominent citric acid to promote weight management when shedding pounds the conventional way doesn’t seem to be working.
In the late 1960’s scientists discovered, HCA (hydroxycitric acid) in Garcinia Cambogia. Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin shaped fruit that grows in southern India and other parts of Southeast Asia. For centuries it has been used as a food preservative, flavoring agent, and digestive aid.
Research suggests HCA may reduce the synthesis of fatty acids. When we eat, the excess calories our body’s can’t use for energy are converted from glucose into glycogen. Once the body’s glycogen storage is reached, excess glucose goes through various metabolic changes. ATP citrate lyase is a key enzyme which facilitates the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Through these changes ATP-citrate lyase causes glucose to be converted into fat molecules, which are then stored in fat cells.
HCA inhibits ATP citrate lyase, allowing less fat molecule absorption into fat cells. Research also suggests HCA promotes weight management by increasing serotonin levels, reducing hunger and appetite, and suppressing carbohydrate conversion into fat by inhibiting ATP-citrate lyase, thus regulating fat and obesity related genes. HCA may also reduce the increases in oxidative stress, and insulin resistance.
Suggested Use: Take one capsule three times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Best taken 45 minutes before meals.
** This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Results may vary.
Contraindications: DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Why We Love It:
- Inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase, a key enzyme which facilitates the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides
- Inhibits fat molecule absorption in fat cells
- May reduce the synthesis of fatty acids in humans
- Increased serotonin levels aid in controlling food intake
- Suppresses hunger and appetite
- Reduces oxidatative stress
- Vegetarian capsules
- All natural ingredients
- Binder free