What is Garcinia Cambogia anyway?
This is a tropical citrus fruit grown in many Southeast Asian countries, including Sri Lanka and the evergreen forests of western ghats in the Nilgiris ranges of India.. It is also known as malabar tamarind and is often found in high altitude regions some of which are as high as 2000 meters above the sea level.The fruit tastes somewhat like acid and is usually brown, green or blackish brown in color.
Among many components of Garcina Cambogia are tartaric acid, hydroxyl citric acid, hydroxyl citric acid-lactone reducing sugars. It also has calcium triphosphate which is essentially a different form of Phosphoric acid with various medicinal properties. However, one of the most important out of these constituents, is HCA ( hydroycitric acid) which is chemically known as 1,2 dihydroxy-1,2,3 propane tri carboxylic acid. HCA is what makes Garcinia a wonderful weight loss formula.