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vrikshamla

vrikshamla

For successful weight control

The rind of the Vrikshamla (Garcinia/Garcinia indica) fruit contains an active component called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which supports normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism, a healthy appetite level and optimum body weight.

The Department of Physiology researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, called Vrikshamla a safe, natural supplement for normal weight support. In an eight-week study of 60 volunteers, they reported Vrikshamla's effectiveness in supporting normal weight, cholesterol, triglyceride and serum lipid levels.

Vrikshamla grows in India the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, the Southern Konkan region and in Goa. It is also cultivated in the Southern districts of Maharashtra and on the lower slopes of the Nilgiris mountains.

Active constituents:

The active constituent in this herb, HCA, helps weight loss by promoting normal appetite levels and by reducing the body’s ability to form adipose (fatty) tissue. HCA also reduces blood lipid levels and naturally lowers cholesterol. Other useful phytochemicals in Vrikshamla are garcinol, isogarcinol, xanthochymol and isoxanthochymol.

Herb Functions:

Weight management: The herb known to slow down the body's ability to store fat, potentially enabling more fat from foods to pass through the body without being stored. Additionally, HCA blocks the production and storage of fat and cholesterol when calorie consumption exceeds healthy levels. The herb is also known to reduce blood lipid levels and to naturally lower cholesterol.

Indications:

  • Weight management

Contraindications:

None

Recommended dose

One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician

Composition

Each capsule contains 350mg extract of Vrikshamla

Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are recommended for children ages 14 and above.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem without consulting your doctor.