Any weight loss journey takes time, patience, and knowing what works for your body. One’s ideal weight is decided on a variety of factors - their height, their bone density, their lifestyle, their genetic history amongst other factors. Certainly, your weight is not the correct reflection of your health. Having said that, we are required to keep an eye on our weight when it exceeds our ideal weight range by a large margin and especially when it poses health problems for us.

Losing a chunk of weight can seem like a daunting task and it is for most of us. But the journey to weight loss cannot be  But everyday is a new chance to change your life. And, if for some reason that voice in your head that says "give up" is louder than the one that says "keep going," it is always helpful if you know what is good for your weight management, or what are the natural ways to boost fat-burning potential of the body. This can be achieved through including some functional green teas or even better if you can have a cup of hot Matcha tea every day.

Another such popular supplement for natural ways to weight loss is Garcinia cambogia, also known as the ‘Malabar Tamarind’. Garcinia cambogia, a fruit native to Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and parts of Africa, that looks like a small green pumpkin, is extensively used in weight loss diet


What's the Science behind it?



Scientifically speaking, the skin of the Garcinia cambogia fruit contains large amounts of hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA is a derivative of citric acid responsible for inhibiting an enzyme called citrate lyase that interferes with the conversion of unused carbohydrates into fat. In simpler terms, it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and puts a brake on your appetite. According to some other studies, long term effects of garcinia cambogia include increases in the release of serotonin in the brain that promotes appetite suppression. In other words, Garcinia cambogia leaves you satiated for longer hours by suppressing your appetite, thereby effectively supporting your weight loss journey.  


Although there are ongoing studies that aim at finding more about how Garcinia cambogia works for weight loss, but it already has been use for sometime now. A lot of people have reaped the weight loss benefits of this fruit.  Hence, there is no harm in introducing yourself to garcinia tea, which is a natural, safer option with far more health benefits, as compared to over-the-counter supplements. 


Other Health Benefits of Garcinia cambogia

There are researches that state that this fruit helps improve cholesterol levels, lowers triglycerides and bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol). Along with this, it actually helps raise HDL (the "good" cholesterol), that increases endurance levels during exercise and therefore, you won't feel exhausted too quickly.

There have been a few studies that have brought forth some more health benefits of garcinia to the light, especially in the realm of anti-diabetic benefits. These include decreasing insulin levels, improving blood sugar control, increasing insulin sensitivity, reducing inflammation and more.

If you are considering Garcinia cambogia weight loss benefits, you might want to start with garcinia tea. In garcinia tea, they use the extract obtained from the dried fruit of the Garcinia cambogia tree. A hot cup of Garcinia Cambogia Tea is a perfect rescue for managing weight.

Possible Side-Effects 

Thinking of introducing garcinia cambogia in your diet? Then, you should be aware of the possible side effects too. There have been reports of people experiencing headaches, nausea, skin rash, common cold symptoms, and low blood sugar with regular consumption of garcinia tea. Sometimes, you may also experience digestive issues. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to avoid taking garcinia cambogia in any form. Also, if you have issues with your liver or kidney, we suggest that you consult your general physician/ doctor before you start taking it. 



Well, Garcinia cambogia has been consumed in traditional cultures since centuries - and it is safe to eat and has indeed helped many people lose weight. And like we have said before, weight loss does not come packed in a miracle pill, but is a result of maintaining a healthy diet along with healthy beverages like herbal teas, having a good sleep hygiene, eating on time, and getting some exercise. Any weight loss natural supplement that you take needs to be in addition to all of these efforts, for you to properly realize any weight loss effects.  

To build a weight loss routine, understand that losing weight is good, but losing weight sustainably is what you should be aiming for. This just means that you don’t gain the weight back, even if you pull back on some efforts. Trust your efforts and help your body lose weight sustainably by including natural weight loss teas in your regime. Don't be discouraged if you did not drop off pounds as you had anticipated. Reset your goals and keep a positive outlook. Managing your weight is a commitment towards a healthy lifestyle and there is no holiday there! You come around to loving it and permanently molding your lifestyle.  

Read our incredible piece on 5 Best Sustainable Ways to Lose Weight Naturally.

Be persistent in working toward overcoming the barriers to successful weight loss with our collection of herbal teas for weight management and functional weight loss natural teas that are 100% organic, Non-GMO, whole leaf blends infused with other superfood ingredients to help bring small, kind and beneficial changes to your lifestyle.   

Until next time!

Heena Mahajan,

Contributing Wellness Author for Vahdam India






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