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Garcinia cambogia is a tree native to India and South-East Asia, the fruit of which resembles a small pumpkin (less than 5cm in diameter). The rind of the fruit is used to make garcinia supplements: it is one of the few significant sources of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the molecule largely responsible for its weight-loss benefits (1).
Garcinia is a popular spice in Asia, particularly for flavouring fish dishes. The rind is traditionally used for relieving rheumatism and digestive problems. Although the fruit itself is edible, it is rarely eaten due to its strong acidity (2).
Though the rind of the fruit contains between 15% and 30% HAC, this extract of Garcinia cambogia has been standardised to 60%, the maximum available in a supplement. This means that all the substances originally present in the rind have been preserved (for synergi ...
CSAT®, a natural carob extract to help prevent weight gain
Our dietary supplement CSAT® helps prevent weight gain due to its formulation with a patented carob extract. This is obtained from the carob tree Ceratonia siliqua L., which is primarily cultivated in the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the carob pods which are used in the formulation of this supplement. Carob has attracted scientific interest due to its antioxidant potential and high content in galactomannans, soluble plant fibres with a number of benefits for weight control. Galactomannans have been studied extensively for their ability to combat excess weight and promote weight loss in those who are overweight or obese. Carob appears to be particularly effective at reducing the urge to snack.
Mechanism of action for curbing appetite and the desire to snack
It is carob’s unique content in galactomannan plant fibres which are responsible for its weight loss benef ...
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