In Ayurvedic medicine native to India, it is believed that vegetables, animals, and minerals have medicinal benefit. According to ayurvedic theory, the body will be healthy if the quantities of dosas in the body are equal. Those dosas consists of Vāyu / vāta (air & space), pitta (fire & water) and kapha (water & earth). When the body is unhealthy, ayurvedic herbs can be used to keep those three elements in balance thus generating body health.
Obesity is also considered a state of unhealthiness. One of the most important ayurvedic herbs used for weight loss is garcinia or gambooge Garcinia cambogia. The fruit is sour and the dried ones are usually used as souring agent in seafood and fish curries. It contains biologically active phytochemicals such as hydroxycitric acid and antioxidants. Hydroxycitric inhibits the extramitochondrial enzyme adenosine triphosphate-citrate (pro-3S)-lyase, which is needed for the conversion of carbohydrate into fat.
As a result, the extract of this herb help maintain normal body weight by supporting normal appetite levels and metabolism and storage of carbohydrates and fats. However, weight loss supplement which contain gambooge extract has been reported to show hepatotoxic effect. Therefore, the ayurvedic herb should not be used in a long period.
Usage and Dosage
Gamboode weight loss supplements can be found in the form of capsules, tablets, and powders. Take not more than 1,000 mg of the supplement a day, around half an hour before meal.