Need help with my writing homework on Is Garcinia Cambogia So Good How It Is Praised in Scientific Research. Write a 1250 word paper answering; Critics of the use of Garcinia Cambogia as a weight-loss supplement argue that the high cost of the supplement is not commensurate with its results and it would be better for individuals seeking to lose weight to invest in proven techniques such as exercise to help them in losing weight. This paper will seek to prove that although the Garcinia Cambogia is able to generate weight loss in the short term, the long term effects are negligible.
Garcinia (Garcinia Cambogia) is a rather diminutive purple fruit that is native to the regions around Southeast Asia and India. In recent times, the fruit has gained massive popularity as a weight loss aid although the evidence conducted to establish this aspect has largely been inconclusive. The fruit’s rind is rich in hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and this caused it for centuries to be used as a flavoring agent, food preservative and an effective carminative in the expulsion of gas from the intestines or stomach. Indian folk tradition has promoted the Garcinia Cambogia as a cure for conditions such as bowel complaints and rheumatism.
According to Amazon.com (2014), the current number 1 selling garcinia cambogia product is being produced and marketed by Quality Encaspulations with each container containing 180 capsules. Individuals taking the dietary supplement are required to take a daily serving size of two 300 to 500mg capsules. The product is marketed as Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract with HCA. The appropriate dosage of garcinia is seen to depend on a number of factors such as the age of the user and the individual’s health. Although there is currently no scientific information available that can help in the determination of the appropriate range of dosages for garcinia, the standard dosage that is prescribed on its label is a serving of 2 capsules per day. The products ingredients are mainly calcium which makes up about 50mg per serving of 2 capsules, Potassium which also makes up another 50mg, Chromium which makes up about 200mcg. The rest of the product is composed of pure Garcinia Cambogia extract.