Latin Name: Malabar Tamarind
Garcinia cambogia (Malabar tamarind) is a tropical fruit that is native to India and Southeast Asia. Its peel contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that has been commonly used to promote weight loss.
Some studies have shown that garcinia cambogia helps suppress appetite hence making one feeling full, which in turn reduces over-eating and total calorie intake. Other studies have also suggested that it is able to slow down or block fat production and storage. With that, garcinia cambogia has become a popular weight loss alternative for individuals sensitive to caffeine, which is a common stimulative ingredient in weight loss products.