HCA hydroxycitric acid is a close relative of citric acid, the agent that gives citrus fruits their characteristic tart flavor. HCA occurs in Garcinia cambogia, a small fruit from southern India, where it has been used for centuries as a food preservative, flavoring agent, and digestive aid. HCA is a safe, natural supplement for weight management.
When calorie intake exceeds the bodys energy needs, the excess glucose is converted into glycogen, which is stored in the liver and muscles for future conversion into energy. Weight gain occurs after the bodys capacity for glycogen storage is reached. At this point, glucose from excessive calorie intake is converted into acetyl coenzyme A via a metabolic pathway involving the enzyme ATP-citrate lyase and then into fat molecules, which are stored in fat cells. HCA is a competitive inhibitor of ATP citrate lyase, a key enzyme which facilitates the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides. HCA may reduce the synthesis of fatty acids in humans during a persistent excess of energy intake as carbohydrate.
Suggested Use As a dietary supplement Take one capsule three times daily. Best taken 45 minutes before meals. - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value***
Garcinia cambogia extract fruit standardized to 60% hydroxycitric acid 300 mg
***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
WarningsKeep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information.
California residents Prop 65 Warning: ⚠This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.