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HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) (With Chromium) Packaging

HCA Appetite Control

Garcinia Cambogia

Research shows that HCA (hydroxycitric acid) promotes fat loss in a new and unique way, by preventing carbohydrates converting into fat. It also helps control appetite. Chromium works synergistically with HCA, promoting energy release rather than fat storage. HCA Appetite Control contains an effective 60% HCA extract of Garcinia and the safest polynicotinate form of chromium (not picolinate form) for safe, non-stimulatory weight loss.

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Product Indications

Research shows that HCA promotes fat loss in a new and unique way, by preventing carbohydrates converting into fat. It also helps control appetite. Chromium works synergistically with HCA, promoting energy release rather than fat storage. Chromium has also been shown to prevent post meal fatigue, reduce carbohydrate cravings and increase energy and vigour.

Product Composition

Each caplet contains the following as active ingredients:A proprietary complex of Garcinia cambogia extract (standardised to 60% HCA) and chromium polynicotinate 660mgInactive ingredients: Polyvinylpyrrolidine, sodium starch glycollate, magnesium silicate and magnesium stearate.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Researchers believe that HCA inhibits the accumulation of lipid droplets in fat cells and thereby reduces lipid levels and decreases lipid accumulation in the liver. HCA is also theorised to improve exercise endurance by increasing lipid oxidation and decreasing carbohydrate utilisation. Chromium is thought to be the active component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF) which is a complex of molecules found in the body. GTF enhances the blood sugar-lowering effects of insulin, which facilitates the uptake of glucose into cells. It is suspected to potentiate insulin by increasing receptor numbers and affinity, and increasing insulin binding to cells. This suggests that chromium potentiates the effect of insulin in patients with diabetes which translates into decreased insulin resistance, improved glucose tolerance, and lower blood glucose levels. Chromium is used for the treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome because of it effect on lipids and body composition.

Dosage Directions

Adult and children over 12 years of age:

Take 1-2 caplets three times a day on an empty stomach, about 30-60 minutes before each meal. Supplies optimal and effective doses of both HCA and chromium polynicotinate.

Children under 7-12 years of age: Take 1 caplet three times a day on an empty stomach, about 30-60 minutes before each meal.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

HCA Appetite Control with chromium is generally well tolerated. Side effects that have been reported include transient gastrointestinal irritation, headaches, insomnia, sleep disturbances, irritability, and mood changes.

Product Interactions

Use cautiously in individuals with renal or hepatic insufficiency.

Use cautiously in individuals with diabetes or in patients receiving oral hypoglycemics or insulin. Blood glucose should be closely monitored and the dosage of diabetic medcicines may need to be reduced. This should be carefully coordinated under the supervision of a health care provider.

Chromium polynicotinate should be used with caution if using the following medicines:

  • Insulin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Medicines that deplete chromium levels or affect absorption include:

  • Antacids
  • Corticosteroids
  • H2-Blockers
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

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