How Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?

Garcinia cambogia is a fruit that looks something like a pumpkin. It’s used commonly in cooking and traditional remedies.

The Western part of society is just now finding out about this all-natural extract – and people flew into a frenzy trying to find Garcinia Cambogia supplements when one famous TV doctor called it “the Holy Grail”.

“Garcinia is an exceptionally effective fat buster,” says Dr. Rich Scheckenbach, a research scientist. “It inhibits the production of fat in the body… and when the body isn’t making fat, it’s burning fat.”

One study from Japan showed that over 12 weeks, garcinia cambogia “significantly reduced visceral, subcutaneous, and total fat areas.” (Visceral fat is around your organs; subcutaneous is ‘superficial’ fat right beneath the skin, like below your arms.)

Garcinia Cambogia works in two ways: First, it suppresses your appetite so you eat less Then, it blocks the formation of new fat. The important thing to remember is it’s not the garcinia itself that has this action, it’s the hydroxycitic acid (HCA) it contains.1

HCA suppresses your appetite through an increase in the hormone serotonin. Serotonin is an important hormone that regulates mood and sleep. By increasing serotonin levels the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia helps stop emotional eating by improving your mood and suppressing your drive to react to stress by eating.

No wonder Dr. Oz referred to it as, “The holy grail of weight loss!”


What Did Dr. Oz



Don’t be fooled by websites that try to twist the Dr’s words to fit their product.

1- He never endorses ANY specific brand.

2- Look for a minimum of 50% or more HCA. In a recent update on his website, he says that adding potassium does seem to be more effective.

3- Take no more than 3,000 mg per day and do not accept any fillers or added ingredients.

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