Efficacy of HCA for slimming unclear

By NPS MedicineWise


While supplements containing extracts of Garcinia cambogia have produced weight loss in animal studies, its effectiveness as a weight loss supplement in humans remains unclear. 1-4

Extracts of this small tropical fruit are a common ingredient in weight loss products due to its content of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA). This compound has been proposed to lower body weight through decreasing de novo fatty acid synthesis, suppressing