Garcinia is a big-sized perennial plant commonly found in evergreen forests in the Southern region of Thailand.
The fruit contains fruiting acids such as (-)-Hydroxycitric acid, Tartaric acid, Malic acid and Ascorbic acid that are strong antioxidant activity. The weight gains when the capacity of strong glycogen in the liver and muscles reaches the limit, the additional glucose in converted into fat and stored in the body. (-) - Hydroxycitric acid [(-) - HCA] contained in Garcinia extract is a potent inhibitor of ATP lyase, which is the catalyze of the extramitochondrial cleavage. The limitation of the availability of the acetyl-CoA is a diet high in carbohydrates. Acetyl-CoA is a key molecule that responsible for fat storage. Therefore, the (-)-HCA suppresses the synthesis of fatty acid, appetite, and induces weight loss.