Garcinia cambogia - Definition

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Garcinia cambogia is a type of Indonesian plant, which contains HCA (hydroxycitric acid), an acid used until recently for its slimming properties. Indeed, the main effects are a decrease in the formation of fat and an increase in the secretion of serotonin, a hormone responsible for satiety, meaning the feeling of being full. Extracts of Garcinia cambogia were used in various slimming products and other appetite suppressants. However, due to severe muscle problems which occurred in some consumers, its use became prohibited in France.