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Garcitrin Supplement Is Ideal for Natural Weight Loss
Garcitrin or GarCitrin is a patented weight management supplement. It
- has been shown to improve lean body mass
- acts to strengthen the effect of HCA as an inhibitor for adenosine triphosphate
- combines effective active ingredients to make it ideal for body weight management
- was shown that its Garcinol component enhances the antioxidant properties of the compound
Garcitrin combines two active ingredients, namely hydroxycitric acid (known as “HCA”) and garcinol. On its own, HCA is poorly absorbed into target cells, and can be ineffective alone when acting as an inhibitor for adenosine triphosphate-citrate-lyase (known as “ATP”) which is a key enzyme in the formation of body fat. Garcinol acts to strengthen the biological effect of HCA and enhances the antioxidant effect of the compound.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an alpha-hydroxy tribasic acid. It has been recognized as a substance that can be effective in achieving weight loss since the 1970’s. The HCA isomer can be found in the rind of Garcinia cambogia, which is a type of Asian fruit. Studies have shown that the HCA isomer inhibits ATP. ATP facilitates the biosynthesis of fatty acids. The inhibition of citrate lyase by HCA may lead to the reduction of lipogenisis and subsequent fatty acids synthesis. The process of lipogenesis occurs when simple sugars (for example, glucose) are converted into fatty acids. These fatty acids are then esterified with glycerol and the triacylglycerols, that are packaged in VLDL and secreted from the liver, are then formed. VLDL cholesterol is considered to be a bad type of cholesterol because high levels have been shown to come with a greater risk of coronary artery disease.
The weight loss effects of garcitrin have been shown in scientific studies involving animals and people. Animals that were fed garcitrin lost weight due to a combination of reduced food intake, increased energy expenditure and decreased lipogenisis. During a 12 week trial on people, the group taking garcitrin showed a significant reduction in average body weight and body fat, whilst lean body mass increased compared to the group who were not given garcitrin. In addition, the group taking garcitrin experienced reduced appetite levels compared with the non- garcitrin group. No adverse side effects were shown or discovered in the study.
The studies also show that the combination of HCA and garcinol is more effective in achieving weight loss than HCA on its own. In addition to fat loss, garcitrin has also been shown to improve lean body mass. Improving or maintaining lean body mass while shedding excess fat is very important for overall health. In addition, lean body mass, or muscle, burns more calories than fat, and therefore a healthier ratio of lean body mass to fat will help maintain a healthy weight. Lean muscle burns calories even when it is not being used.
Garcitrin has also been shown to be an anti-oxidant, an anticarcinogen and anti microbial.
Garcitrin combines two very effective active ingredients to make it ideal for safe and natural weight loss. The compound of garcinol and HCA has been shown to reduce fatty acid and lipid synthesis. It therefore can improve lean body mass in a very efficient manner. The antioxidant activity and fortified HCA bioavailability mean that garcitrin is a very effective supplement to use in the management of body weight, weight loss and body composition.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Antioxidants27 Nov 2008|