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Cathy Wong, ND

Get Slim with Garcinia Cambogia?

By December 14, 2012

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To help stave off holiday weight gain, some people turn to natural remedies thought to help tame appetite and curb overeating. One popular supplement purported to offer appetite-suppressing benefits is garcinia cambogia, an antioxidant-rich substance extracted from the fruit of a tree native to India, Southeast Asia, and some regions of Africa.

While research on the health effects of garcinia cambogia is fairly limited, several animal-based studies indicate that garcinia cambogia may help prevent the buildup of body fat and possibly promote weight loss. A compound known as hydroxycitric acid is thought to play a key role in garcinia cambogia's potential anti-obesity effects.

There's some evidence that natural remedies like saffron extract, psyllium, and capsaicin may also help lessen appetite. In addition, some research suggests that undergoing hypnotherapy could help keep you from overeating. Read the full article: Garcinia Cambogia - What You Need to Know.

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