Garcinia cambogia is an extract obtained from the dried fruit of the Garcinia cambogia ( GC) tree, a native plant species of South India and South Asia. 1, 2 The fruit looks like a small green pumpkin, and is used extensively in Asian- style cooking for its sour flavor. Unfortunately, claims by companies selling Garcinia Cambogia ( GC) for weight loss seem to be based on either animal studies or laboratory investigations into the effects of hydroxycitric acid ( HCA) the main active ingredient of GC. A review of Asam Gelugor ( Garcinia atroviridis) Griff.
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