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.
Garcinia gummi- gutta is a small, pumpkin- shaped, yellow or greenish fruit. The fruit is so sour that it is generally not eaten fresh, but rather used for its sour flavor in cooking ( 2).Garcinia cambogia supplements are made from extracts of the fruit' s peel. The key active ingredient found in the rind of garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid ( HCA), which some research suggests can help certain people lose weight.
( 1) Currently, there are at least 14 separate HCA- containing products sold over- the- counter to consumers labeled as.