The Herbs of Smoothie Essentials: Garcinia Cambogia


Add a Boost with Trim & Fit Blend, featuring Garcinia Cambogia

The fruit of a tree from Southeast Asia, garcinia cambogia is known for being a fat buster. It does this in two ways. Firstly, garcinia cambogia makes people feel fuller, faster usually causing them to eat less without even trying. Secondly it actually blocks some fats from being absorbed by the body, though it doesn’t stop uptake of other nutrients.

Specifically, it prevents the body from forming an enzyme that helps turn carbohydrates, like sugar, into fat cells.  Scientists say that this amazing property is due to the high concentration of hydrocitric acid, or HCA for short in garcinia cambogia, which is also know as Malibar tamarind, gambooge, assam fruit or brindleberry depending on where in the world you live.

In addition to the fat-blocking and satiety-promoting traits mentioned above, Dutch researchers studying HCA found it did something very interesting. It slowed glucose uptake which in turn eliminated post-meal glucose spikes.

You may ask yourself why this is important.  Well, as anyone with diabetes will tell you, glucose absorption requires insulin. The more glucose, the more insulin is required. A sugar-rich meal requires the body to release a very large supply of insulin in a very short amount of time.  By spreading out the body’s uptake of glucose for a much longer time span – two hours for subjects receiving HCA versus 20 minutes for those not receiving HCA – the body can replenish its insulin supply much more leisurely and naturally levels out the customary blood sugar peaks and valleys that often occur after eating sugary meals.

As if all that wasn’t enough, scientists are also becoming interested in the effect that garcinia cambogia – through its active natural compound HCA – has on raising serotonin levels and lowering stress hormones.

Smoothie Essential’s “Add a Boost with Fit and Trim Blend, featuring Garcinia Cambogia 50%” provides a non-genetically modified source of this amazing fruit, and the garcinia cambogia used has a 50 percent concentration HCA, the optimum level of the active plant compound shown to be so beneficial.


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