Garcinia Cambogia extract is a popular diet supplement now available in South Africa. One important thing to realize if you are shopping for the capsule, however, is that not all products are created equal. The most critical aspect of Garcinia supplements is their purity. For the best weight loss results, it is highly recommended that you only take a 100% pure extract.
The top pure product is Garcinia Cambogia Select. It boasts a high 50% HCA concentration and is now available in SA.
Shown here is the top supplier:
Garcinia Cambogia Select is the most effective Cambogia pill for fast weight loss. Several studies have shown users that achieved significant weight loss when incorporating it with their exercise and diet program.
Many people have reported losing weight without ever exercising or changing their diet plan. However, remember that you should be realistic and always use this with a solid workout/nutrition regimen in order to have the most success.
GC has a lot of positive effects on the body for diet purposes. If you are looking to burn fat(which is the key thing most people focus on- and the reason it is so popular), this can help you do that. But it also has several other lesser-known effects that go a long way as well.
Here are the main weight loss benefits of Garcinia Cambogia:
- Reduced appetite
- Elevated metabolism
- It prevents carbs from converting to fats once inside your body
- Burning of fat
- Increased energy
- Reduced food cravings
The benefits listed above are responsible for most of Garcinia’s weight loss effects. If you are taking it, be sure to take once per day, at the same time each day, with a glass of water and a before a meal for best results.
Detailed directions come with the bottle telling you exactly how to take it. All you do though is take it with a glass of water just like any normal vitamin or supplement(pretty simple).
However, it is recommended that you take it at a certain time of day every day and before a meal(as stated above). Consuming it in this way allows your body to digest the capsule better and absorb the extracts so they can be used in the best way possible- and also reduce the chances that you would ever have stomach cramps(which is very rare but some people have reported mild ones).
Keep in mind that the chances of experiencing any side effects from this are almost none, since it is not a drug. Garcinia is simply a natural dietary supplement, similar to a vitamin.
When you are using Garcinia, if you want to exercise and monitor your diet, this will obviously increase you results as well. Many people that do this are the ones who have the biggest successes in burning fat.
One quick tip to realize when doing this is that you do not need a gym membership in order to get started exercising. Just getting started doing something is always better than nothing and often times the cost of such a membership is completely unnecessary.
For example, you can just jog around your block or someone near your home for free. This is a great way to get started getting some cardio, since that is all you really need anyway- not access to weights or anything fancy. After all, most people that are in the gym to lose weight are there to use the treadmill and not the dumbbells anyway.
As stated above, combining Garcinia Cambogia with exercise will obviously increase your results.
As far as your diet goes, the biggest thing to keep in mind is that the discipline of eating the right food is often not people’s biggest problem, but rather the convenience eating quick and easy meals provides.
The only real way to get around this is to pre-cook your meals, and then package them and have them in the refrigerator where you can access them easily at any time to heat them up. This way you will be less tempted to opt for something like a quick fast food meal or junk food you have at home.
Understanding Product Quality
Hyrdoxycitric acid, or HCA, is the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia. The best, most high-quality capsules should contain at least 50% HCA.
Cheaper, knockoff versions that are mass produced will contain less, so be sure to avoid these- these are typically the ones sold in local stores. The reason they are usually of low-quality is because they are produced cheaply to be sold at a lower price. However, they are usually stuffed with binding and filler substances that dilute the overall HCA concentration and render them nearly useless for the purpose of helping you burn fat. You can avoid all this by using the Select brand.
The Select version shown below contains 50% HCA exactly and is 100% pure Garcinia extract with no fillers or adulterants. The remaining 50% is composed of the other natural Garcinia compounds, Gorikapuli and Gummi-gutta. These have smaller effects on appetite but the main important extract, again, is the HCA.
This supplement is great for people who are busy and don’t have a lot of time to exercise, go to the gym, and pick out and eat all of the right foods all of the time. Clinical trials have examined thousands of patients and nearly all of the findings concluded that people taking Garcinia daily experienced significant weight loss- without exercising or dieting.
Unlike many of the other various products that have been advertised everywhere(such as Xenadrine, Alli, etc.), GC has actually been proven scientifically to change the body’s internal processes that affect things like metabolism and also the body’s ability to burn off fat quickly, in addition to lessening cravings.
Losing 3 kg per week is realistic with capsules that are 100% pure.
Where To Purchase In South Africa
South Africa is a unique country in that there are not many Garcinia suppliers that actually ship quickly to ZA. Fortunately, Garcinia Cambogia Select has an outlet that will send your package to your door within days. You can buy the supplement at their site shown here:
Note: this supplier is extremely popular right now and often sells out of the product for several weeks at a time. If their site is showing it as available when you click on the link, however, it is still in stock and you can order.
Potassium and chromium play important roles in GC supplements. They are not absolutely necessary, but if you look for supplements having either or both of these ingredients, you stand a better chance of experiencing some weight loss success. Brands containing these ingredients tend to garner the best reviews, which should tell you something.
The active ingredient in Cambogia is HCA, or hydroxycitric acid. One of several things that HCA does is it inhibits the passage of carbohydrates from the digestive tract into the blood stream. Enzymes act on carbs to turn them into starches and sugars, which are sources of energy. If these sources are not burned off, they are stored away for future use. As one might expect, they are stored away as fat.
Expected Price Points When Purchasing Garcinia:
- Cape Town, Western Cape- R325.64
- Durban, KwaZulu-Natal- R600.52
- Johannesburg, Gauteng- R411.63
- Soweto, Gauteng- R890.00
- Pretoria, Gauteng- R200.00
- Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape- R890.00
- Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal- R200.00
- Benoni, Gauteng- R325.64
- Tembisa, Gauteng- R411.63
- East London, Eastern Cape- R411.63
These are the most popular deals you will find per bottle of 60 capsules.
HCA works in many ways similar to the way in which a low carb diet works. HCA does not keep all of the carbohydrates you ingest from entering the bloodstream, only a percentage, but that percentage can be meaningful. Potassium and/or chromium make HCA more effective at inhibiting the absorption of carbs, which in turn makes your natural weight loss pills all the more effective.
Most other chemicals or compounds found in Garcinia Cambogia products are for all practical purposes useless, and some chemicals or compounds could even be counterproductive. An exception would be calcium, which will be found in some supplements. Although not as effective as potassium or chromium, calcium is nevertheless good for you. The brand you purchase should give you at least 60 mg a day of any combination of these minerals to be most effective. Either that, or the brand should have a concentration of HCA of 65% to 75% or more. Read the labels, look for the percentages or dosages, and then make your choice.