Plant parts used: fruit peel Active ingredients and nutrients:hydroxycitric acid
Therapeutic properties: This plant is useful in lipid metabolism, decreases its deposition in adipose tissue and regulates appetite. These actions are due to the presence of an organic acid, the hydroxycitric acid HCA contained in the pericarp (peel) of the fruit, which inhibits the liver production of the enzyme ATP-CITRATE-LISASI, responsible for the transformation of carbohydrates and proteins in fats. Promotes weight loss and reduction of fat cells (adipocytes). This drug is used in overweight, hypercholestrolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. Useful in case of low-calorie diets to promote weight control and to calm nervous hunger.