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Garcinia: Potential to reduce food intake, body weight, and oxidative stress levels

March 4, 2012

One promising botanical that may reduce food intake and body weight by is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) derived from Garcinia cambogia. Garcinia, a key ingredient of InnOrbit’s Slim&Fit health drink, was investigated by Anton, Shuster and Leeuwenburgh of the University of Florida.

It is thought that Garcinia can affect neuroendocrine pathways that control satiety or “fullness”.

Neuroendocrine cells (neurosecretory cells) are cells that receive neuronal input (neurotransmitters released by nerve cells) and, as a consequence of this input, release message molecules (hormones) into the blood. In this way they bring about an integration between the nervous system and the endocrine system.  The endocrine system is the system of glands, which secretes a hormone into the bloodstream to regulate the body.  Appetite and satiety is controlled through this system.

Of the numerous botanical compounds, Garcinia cambogia-derived hydroxycitric acid was selected for testing in the present study because of its potential to safely reduce food intake, body weight, and oxidative stress levels.  We have already seen here that ingredients like Garcinia have been used by local populations in India to keep the going through the day without overeating and our Ayurveda doctors have backed this up.

More on the mechanisms of this action coming soon!

Try SLIM&FIT which is packed with numerous bio-active natural ingredients like Green Tea, Caralluma, & Garcinia amongst others, and which can be used to help maintain a healthy weight.

Useful Reading:

The relation of high fat diet, metabolic disturbances and brain oxidative dysfunction: modulation by hydroxy citric acid

Garcinia components, Garcinol and guttiferone K, can be useful as protecting factors against diseases associated with oxidative stress.


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