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Garcinia Cambogia: Legit or bust?

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In my current workplace I get asked about garcinia cambogia multiple times a day from people who are curious as to if it works. Normally i dismiss any product I am unfamiliar with, but due to the abundance of concern regarding this product, I have decided to do my own research.

 

What is it?

Garcinia cambogia is actually a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. People and labels claim that it boosts weight loss by deterring the body’s ability to absorb and store fat while replacing fat with toned muscles, and even going as far as improving your mood and suppressing the drive to react to stress with food. The working ingredient in this particular fruit is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is a substance found in garcinia cambogia that appears to inhibit the production of an enzyme called “citrate lyase” and interferes with fatty acid metabolism.

 

Customers at my job are raving about this product. So much in fact that I actually want to try it out myself. I have done research and realized that there is little to no evidence that backs these claims since not many studies have been done. But the way I see it working for clients and customers, makes me wonder how well it actually really works. I always tell people that there is no such thing as a miracle weight-loss pill, but maybe this particular product can work when combined with a better, healthier, more active lifestyle. I am going to be a guinea pig due to my own curiosity and try it while i conduct open stomach morning workouts and see where this new product takes me. Below i will provide a link to one of the most popular products that is out there.

 

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