Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight-loss supplement. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. You’ll find it in bottles on the shelf at the store as well as mixed with other ingredients in diet products.

Garcinia Cambogia Benefits

Research studies have provided mixed results relating to Garcinia Cambogia benefits. Although weight loss is the most frequently studied health benefit, others include:

  • Loss of appetite or desire to eat less than usual
  • Reduced cravings for unhealthy foods
  • Positive mood (feeling happier, energetic, etc.)
  • Increase in concentration and energy
  • Stabilized sugar levels
  • Improved bowel movements
  • Reduced joint pains
  • Improved cholesterol levels