When it comes to choosing the right supplement for weight loss, it is essential to view and analyze the pros and cons beforehand.
In today’s time, Gancinia Cambogia and African mango are the two most trending weight loss substances. The following content will offer the pros and cons of both the substances in order for you to better decide, which one to use.
Benefits of GarciniaCambogia
Garcinia Cambogia is considered to be an active weight loss supplement. What makes it so effective is the hydroxycitric acid that it has. Hydroxycitric acid or HCA is a chemical that inhibits lipogenesis, increasing lipid oxidation.
This means that it enables the body to burn more fats and inhibits extra fat building. HCA actively prohibits the secretion of the enzyme called citrate lyase in the body.
On the other hand, this enzyme is essential for the conversion and storage of fats from sugars. Via this mechanism, GarciniaCambogia enables the users to burn more fats with exertion (due to the absence of new storages of fats). Unused carbs, however, are excreted from the body.
HCA is also considered a powerful agent in suppressing hunger and appetite. This occurs due to an increased ‘satisfaction’ effect.
The supplement induces the body to release more serotonin (a neuron-receptor that gives the happiness effect), causing the body to feel satisfied with less amount of food (1). This further enables the user to eat less and avoid any episodes of hunger pangs.
- Reduces oxidative damage.
- Works as anti-carcinogen.
- Makes it easier for your body to use glucose.
- Help keep up blood glucose levels (i.e. benefits diabetics).
- Increases red blood cells level.
- Helps fight against harmful cholesterol.
- Dry mouth.
Useful Effects of African Mango
African mango is well-known for its ability to improve efforts of weight loss. This happens through increased metabolism, decrease in fat storage and reduced appetite. African mango inhibits the production of an essential enzyme in our body, known as glycerol-3-phosphare dehydrogenase.
The purpose of this enzyme is to convert glucose into lipids and fats, therefore, increasing the number of fats stored in the body. Secretion of adiponectin is another beneficial effect of African mango. This hormone is responsible for reducing calorie uptake and thermogenesis.
Thermogenesis is a process in which the internal temperature of the body rises, making it easy for extra fats to be burned. Whereas, the inhibiting effect of glycerol-3-phosphare dehydrogenase makes it an efficient system.
African mango also has a positive effect on the production of leptin. This chemical is associated with the on/off system of the part of the brain that controls our appetite. Leptin and appetite work in an inverse proportionality.
That is, increased number of leptin would decrease the amount of food intake. Since leptin would signal the brain to give us the feeling of being ‘full’ with less amount of food intake, we lose weight quickly.
- Insulin-sensitive offers benefits to diabetics.
- Helps keep up the health of the heart.
- Helps cut storage of harmful cholesterols.
- Gastrointestinal diseases.
- Digestive system diseases.
- Dry mouth.
- Flu-like symptoms.
- Can be toxic, if used in large measure.
Bottom Line: Garcinia Cambogia VS African Mango
Garcinia Cambogia offers almost similar effects as African mango with higher more benefits. Whereas, when it comes to adverse side effects, African mango surpasses its rival.
On the other hand, African mango is still not supported on the claims of weight loss by reliable clinical tests, because, the Garcinia Cambogia does have some supporting evidence.
Therefore, this leads to the conclusion that Garcinia Cambogia is more reliable than African mango.
is a registered dietitian with over 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She has a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science from Dhaka University and has worked with various clients to help them achieve their health goals through personalized diet plans. Mounota is passionate about educating people on the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and has written extensively on the subject for various publications.