key ingredient in Slimm D Fiber
Garcinia cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit that’s often added to meals to make them more filling. In some villages of Malaysia and Indonesia, it’s also used to make a soup that’s eaten before main meals because of its appetite-suppressing properties.
The specific extract being used in garcinia cambogia supplements is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and it works in two ways to promote weight loss:
- It suppresses your appetite by increasing serotonin levels.
- HCA stops the fat-making process in your body by inhibiting a key enzyme called citrate lyase that your body needs to make fat from carbohydrates. It also may help lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
While the plant and its fruit has been eaten safely for years, people who are breastfeeding or pregnant shouldn’t take an HCA suplement. Additionally, diabetics who take insulin or glyburide should talk to their doctors before popping an HCA supplement since it may cause a drop in blood sugar