Is Garcinia Cambogia Extract More Effective Than Regular Garcinia For Weight Loss

garcinia-cambogia-fruitA recent research study concerning Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss explains the concern among consumers about the effectiveness of the claims. Named as “the Holy Grail for weight loss”, Garcinia Cambogia contains HCA, which was included in the study. (-)-Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is the main constituent (10-30%) of the dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia.

The study entitled “Effects of a natural extract of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) and a combination of HCA-SX plus niacin-bound chromium and Gymnema sylvestre extract on weight loss” gives a better understanding of the effects of the natural extract of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) and a combination of HCA-SX niacin-bound chromium and Gymnema sylvestre extract.

This study published from the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine, revealed findings that pure Garcinia Cambogia led to over 11 lbs of weight loss in a time of 2 months. The research concluded that participants in the study lost over 250% more weight versus the control group.

The study details that Garcinia Cambogia helped regulates a person’s need for food. Containing Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the 100% pure supplement lets users feel fuller faster, enabling them to cut down on their food intake naturally. Moreover, the weight loss product prevents the body from absorbing sugar, which would otherwise be stored as fat. As sugar intake is limited, the body starts to burn its own reserves.

Read the details of the study below.


The efficacy of optimal doses of highly bioavailable (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) alone and in combination with niacin-bound chromium (NBC) and a standardized Gymnema sylvestre extract (GSE) on weight loss in moderately obese subjects was evaluated by monitoring changes in body weight, body mass index (BMI), appetite, lipid profiles, serum leptin and excretion of urinary fat metabolites. HCA-SX has been shown to reduce appetite, inhibit fat synthesis and decrease body weight without stimulating the central nervous system. NBC has demonstrated its ability to maintain healthy insulin levels, while GSE has been shown to regulate weight loss and blood sugar levels.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human study was conducted in Elluru, India for 8 weeks in 60 moderately obese subjects (ages 21-50, BMI >26 kg/m(2)). Subjects were randomly divided into three groups. Group A was administered HCA-SX 4667 mg, group B was administered a combination of HCA-SX 4667 mg, NBC 4 mg and GSE 400 mg, while group C was given placebo daily in three equally divided doses 30-60 min before meals. All subjects received a 2000 kcal diet/day and participated in supervised walking.

At the end of 8 weeks, body weight and BMI decreased by 5-6% in both groups A and B. Food intake, total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, triglycerides and serum leptin levels were significantly reduced in both groups, while high-density lipoprotein levels and excretion of urinary fat metabolites increased in both groups. A marginal or non-significant effect was observed in all parameters in group C.

The present study shows that optimal doses of HCA-SX and, to a greater degree, the combination of HCA-SX, NBC and GSE can serve as an effective and safe weight-loss formula that can facilitate a reduction in excess body weight and BMI, while promoting healthy blood lipid levels.