The fruit Garcinia cambogia is also known by various other names like brindall berry, gambooge, assam fruit etc. In recent times this fruit, has come into the lime light because it is supposed to induce weight loss. This particular fruit is grown in the coastal area of India (Kerala or Karnataka); it grows in the southeastern region of Asia and central as well as western part of Africa. The Garcinia cambogia fruit is generally pale yellow or green in color and appears like a small size pumpkin.
The statement that Garcinia cambogia helps to lose weight was first put forward by Dr. Oz in the year 2012. Dr.Oz went ahead to promote the extract of this particular fruit and termed it as a magical weight loss aid. Dr. Oz and his supporters said that the extract of the fruit Garcinia cambogia contains Hydroxycitric acid and this acid is the main component that helps to lose weight. According to these people the extract of the Garcinia cambogia fruit is supposed to work on two different levels. Firstly, it is believed to suppress the appetite of a person and secondly it is supposed to stop the production of fatty cells. Other than this Garcinia cambogia extract is also supposed to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, it is also supposed to improve metabolism and strengthen the immunity system of a person.
The bold statement made by Dr.Oz that Garcinia cambogia extract can be considered as the most effective way for weight loss raised the hope of people who are eager to lose weight. However, people are quite speculative about this fruit extract and so we often find people asking the question, does Garcinia cambogia work? In order to answer this question we must first consider the result of a certain researches. According to a meta-analysis it is found that the extract of Garcinia cambogia may possibly have small as well as short-term weight loss effects and it may also be accompanied by side effects like hepatotoxicity. When a person consumes the extract of Garcinia cambogia he may suffer from various discomforts like nausea, mild headache, sleepiness etc.
To understand the effectiveness of Garcinia cambogia extract another scientific research was conducted in the year 2005 on male overweight rats. According to the study the rats showed substantial weight loss but testicular atrophy as well as toxicity was also revealed. Due to the negative result of most of these researches, scientists do not believe that Garcinia cambogia can help people to lose weight.