HCG Drops VS Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit that grows in southeast Asia and Africa and is used in many food dishes for added flavour. Preliminary research suggests that it might help suppress appetite and can prevent the storage of bodily fat from the food we consume, but this is still not conclusive.
A range of Garcinia Cambogia extract supplements are now on the market for weight loss, with anecdotal reports that dieters have benefited from using it.
The substance with the touted benefits is not actually in the fruit, but rather found in the skin. This is called Hydroxycitric Acid, and studies carried out on rats show that it inhibits the Citrate Lyase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for aiding the storage of fat from carbs, thus when it is inhibited rats lost weight because carbs were only being used as energy.
In studies on humans results either showed small weight loss, or no significant difference from a placebo. For example in a study of 89 overweight women, they lost 2.8 pounds more than those taking a placebo, however in a study of 135 individuals no significant difference was observed.
The difference may actually be down to the food consumed. In the study where women showed weight loss, there was no change to their diets. However in the study where there was little difference, participants were on a low calorie diet. Because Garcinia Cambogia works by preventing carbohydrates being stored as fat, those on the low calorie diet may not have been eating enough carbs for the substance to kick in.
In that sense the main benefit of Garcinia Cambogia may be in lessening the negative effects of a poor diet, which may be superseded by other forms of dieting altogether.
Are HCG Drops Better?
The available evidence suggests HCG drops are far more effective and efficient at helping people lose weight than Garcinia Cambogia extract. Not only do they help suppress appetite, but they target body fat specifically, and allow a radical reduction in calories without the full blown “crash and burn” effect. Users can lose a lot of weight and quickly.
The appetite suppressing effects of Garcinia Cambogia has only been observed in rats not humans, and weight loss is only minimal, and not conclusively significant going by the available research.
There is nothing to suggest Garcinia Cambogia is harmful, so it can’t hurt to try the supplement, but it is in no way a replacement for the HCG diet.