Garcinia Cambogia Vs. Green Tea Extract
Garcinia Cambogia, also known as Garcinia gummi-gata is a supplement that promotes weight loss, lower triglycerides, and cut appetites. The active ingredient of this tropical fruit is hydroxycitric acid, also known as HCA. This supplement does offer some health benefits like lowering triglycerides.
Garcinia Cambogia appears to assist in lowering triglycerides, at least temporarily. A study in Phytotherapy Research in 2014 studied this theory with women between the ages of twenty-five and sixty that used this supplement for sixty days. When the study was complete, the researchers evaluated cholesterol, triglycerides, and other functions like insulin, the hormone that control blood sugar. With the factors that were considered, it was discovered that Garcinia Cambogia really lowers triglyceride levels. Garcinia Cambogia may also have a small effect on weight loss.
Clinical trials that evaluated the effects of Garcinia Cambogia and weight loss researchers conducted a systematic review of twelve clinical trials that they thought were crucial. After reviewing the information that they collected, they discovered that this supplement causes short-term weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia also suppresses the production of fat and helps curb appetites. Garcinia Cambogia is known as an appetite suppressant.
In a study that was published in April 2014 in the Journal of Food and Function, researchers evaluated a Garcinia Cambogia supplement that also contained the nutrient L-carnitine and a seaweed extract, and what effects it had on the healthy volunteers of this study. The results were that it reduced hunger and made people feel like they were not hungry more often. The study participants also had less cravings for foods that are high in fat. Garcinia Cambogia is also believed to be safe to take.
Taking the supplement Garcinia Cambogia does appear to be safe. There are no serious side effects, only mild digestive problems. The Food and Drug Administration rates this supplement as “generally regarded as safe.” This means that it has “been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.” It is recommended that people take no more than five-hundred milligrams, three times a day and a half an hour before meals. Since it is made from an all-natural fruit, it is safe to take. There are other benefits that come with taking Garcinia Cambogia.
Garcinia Cambogia also increases serotonin levels that elevates moods and relieves stress. With the increased serotonin levels, it also helps people get a good nights sleep. Serotonin is the main element in the brain that is in control of feelings and moods. If a person does not have a high enough level of serotonin, people can become very sad and/or depressed. If they are very sad or depressed, they can emotionally eat and gain weight. It gives people the resistance that they need to not indulge in high fat and high calorie foods. It stops the production of unused energy being turned into fat. With all these benefits, it helps people that have the goal of losing weight. It also takes away the desire that people have to consume a lot of calories. Green Tea also has benefits.
The plant compound in tea, including Green Tea, is called catechin and there is a lot of catechin in tea. There are a lot of health benefits that come with the use of Green Tea. Green Tea Extract increases the burning of fat during moderate-intensity exercise, according to a study that was published in the March 2008 edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. During the study, healthy adult men used Green Tea Extract within twenty-four hours before the study. The results were that Green Tea Extract raised the level of fat being burned during exercise by seventeen percent. The study also showed that the total calories burned from fat was also a lot higher after people used Green Tea Extract. Green Tea Extract is also believed to lower blood pressure.
In overweight adults that have high blood pressure, Green Tea Extract has a favorable effect on blood pressure. This was discovered during a study whose authors published their results in the June 2012 edition of Nutrition Research. The people who participated in the study took green tea extract for three months in a double-blind experiment. In comparison to the control group, the people who took Green Tea Extract had both lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Green Tea Extract can also lower cholesterol and insulin levels.
Another study that was published in Nutrition Research found other benefits of taking green tea extract. At the beginning of the study, the people who participated in the study had insulin resistance, that raises the rate of insulin resistance. Using green tea extract as a supplement, lowered the levels of fasting glucose and made insulin sensitivity better. It also significantly lowers total cholesterol, triglycerides, and increases the level of a good type of cholesterol called high-density lipoprotein.
Two supplements that are very beneficial and helpful with health issues. Green Tea does have some health benefits that I mentioned like helping diabetes issues, cholesterol levels, and burning additional calories while working out. Garcinia Cambogia not only has physical benefits by helping people lose weight, but it also helps with emotional with mental health by lowering stress levels, raises mood levels, and helps them sleep at night. I truly believe that Garcinia Cambogia is an up and coming supplement, that with all of the benefits that come from taking it, that it will be around a long time.