There are available literatures regarding the clinical studies conducted to find out the efficacy of the garcinia cambogia as a weight loss supplement, here are some of them.
· In a study published in September 2002, it was found out that HCA is safe and has the capacity to increase serotonin levels in the brain which is beneficial in appetite control, depression, insomnia, migraine and other serotonin deficient conditions – Mol Cell Biochem 2002 Sep;238(1-2):89-103 Safety and mechanism of appetite suppression by a novel hydroxycitric acid extract (HCA-SX).
· In May 2004, a study conducted in within a span of 8 weeks on 60 moderately obese individuals. The aim of the study was to understand the effects of the garcinia cambogia extract and a combination of HCA-SX plus niacin-bound chromium and Gymnnema sylvestre extract with regards to weight loss. It was a randomized, double blind, placebo human study and the results were promising. The group that took the prepared extract had a decrease of 5-6% in their BMI and total body weight. Their food intake was significantly decreased as well signifying the effect on appetite. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, low density lipoproteins and serum leptin levels have also decreased significantly. Diabetes Obes Metabol, 2004 May;6(3):171-80
· In a 90 day toxicity study, the safety and efficacy of garcinia cambogia extract otherwise referred to as HCA-SX was tested and the results were indeed promising and no significant adverse effects were reported. J Med.2004;35(1-6):33-48.
Garcinia cambogia (also known as the Brindle Berry fruit, a pumpkin shaped green fruit), has proven its efficacy as a weight loss supplement and as an appetite suppressant long before it was endorsed by Dr. Oz in his show. However, manufacturers and suppliers still recommend the need for medical advice regarding its consumption along with other medications especially for people who are taking maintenance drugs for certain conditions.
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