Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is often used in traditional Asian curries and chutneys. Garcinia Cambogia is often added to meals in an effort to make them more “filling”. The active ingredient that functions as an appetite blocker is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and is found in the rind of the fruit. HCA helps increase weight loss by acting as an appetite suppressant and blocking fat. Garcinia Cambogia is available as a nutritional supplement – recommended dosage is 500-1000mg prior to each meal. The average expected weight loss with one month of use is 2-4 pounds.
Dr. Anne Hermann is board-certified in internal medicine and nutrition. She offers many nutritional and weight loss options to her patients. These options include meal planning, nutritional counseling and the HCG diet. For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Tampa location of Hermann Wellness, please call (813) 902-9559.