In many online ads, garcinia cambogia is being advertised as one of the best ingredients for weight loss supplements, however, some of these ads are a bit misleading. Here are two examples.
Ad 1 displays a cucumis metuliferus, when you click the ad, you will get redirected to an offer page selling garcinia cambogia supplement.
Ad 2 displays a few mangosteens, but it is talking about garcinia cambogia. So, what exactly are cucumis metuliferus, mangosteen, and garcinia cambogia?
Cucumis metuliferus, also known as horned melon or kiwano, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. Its taste and texture are similar to a cucumber. it’s rich in vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and it doesn’t seem to have much to do with weight loss.
Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree originated from Asia. The fruit of mangosteen is tangy, juicy, and a bit fibrous. Its nutrition is only modest with a low percentage of the US recommendations for adults. Traditionally, mangosteens have been used to treat skin infections, dysentery, and urinary tract infections. Purple mangosteens are often used in appetite suppressants.
Garcinia cambogia, or garcinia gummi-gutta is a small pumpkin-shaped tropical fruit from Asia. Both mangosteen and garcinia cambogia belong to the garcinia genus. Based on many product reviews, garcinia cambogia extract is described to be used as a fat blocker. People who use it can enjoy natural weight loss results without extreme diets or workouts. It suppresses appetite naturally and allows you to feel full throughout the day, thus preventing over-eating. However, other studies also show that garcinia cambogia are sometimes used in laxatives. So, exactly how garcinia cambogia extract works might also depend on other factors, and your result might vary.