HCA helps to temporarily increase satiety and the feeling of fullness. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels by assisting the body to metabolise carbohydrates and sugar.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) competitively inhibits the extra-mitochondrial enzyme adenosine triphosphate (ATP) citrate lyase, involved in the conversion of carbohydrate to fat (lipogenesis). Inhibition of this enzyme limits the availability of acetyl-CoA for lipogenesis. Through this mechanism, HCA limits biosynthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. Chromium may act by potentiating insulin activity helping normalise insulin function.
Each caplet contains the following active ingredients:
|Garcinia Cambogia extract
(standardised to 60% hydroxycitric acid)
|Chromium polynicotinate (Supplying chromium)||8.33µg|
Inactive ingredients: Polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium silicate and magnesium stearate.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Adults and children over 18 years of age:
Take 1 caplet 2-3 times a day on an empty stomach, about 30-60 minutes before each meal.
Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
There are no known side effects.
There are no known contraindications.
There are no known interactions.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Safety during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding has not been established.
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