Also known as Citrimax. Acid found in the fruit
Garcinia Cambogia that affects fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
Studies have shown it reduces the conversion of carbs into bodyfat.
HCA competitively inhibits an enzyme kown as ATP-Citrate lyase
(the major enzyme responsible for the production of fatty acid).
When HCA blocks the production of fatty acids, a buildup of citrate
occurs, which may cause the cell to inhibit glycolysis (breakdown
of stored sugars).
See 'Beta-Hydroxy Beta-Methylbutyrate'
High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. Protects
against cardiovascular disease. HDL’s help to shuttle cholesterol
out of the blood and back to the liver, where it's degraded into
bile that then can be excreted from the body.
A term meaning low blood sugar. It's a set
of symptoms that point to irregularities in the way the body handles
glucose, the sugar that circulates in the blood. Symptoms of hypoglycemia
include sweating, trembling, anxiety, fast heartbeat, headache,
hunger, weakness, mental confusion, and on occasion, seizures
and coma. However, it occurs rarely because the body has a lot
of backup systems preventing it.