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Supplement Forms/Alternate Names :
Garcinia cambogia;Gorikapuli;HCA;Hydroxycitrate;Malabar Tamarind
Principal Proposed Uses
Other Proposed Uses
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a derivative of citric acid, is found primarily in a small, sweet, purple fruit called the Malabar tamarind or, as it is most commonly called, Garcinia cambogia. Test tube and animal research suggests that HCA may be helpful in weight loss because of its effects on metabolism. However, studies in humans have found mixed results.
Last reviewedSeptember 2014by EBSCO CAM Review Board
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