Citrimax is a dietary supplement whose main ingredient, hydroxycitrate, or HCA, is supposed to help you burn fat, lose weight and suppress appetite, according to IntraHealth Nutraceuticals. The HCA in Citrimax comes from a fruit called Garcinia cambogia.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia cambogia, also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta, Gambooge, Goraka and Brindleberry, is a subtropical Southeast Asian fruit used in Indian curries, Indian traditional medicines and, more recently, in dietary supplements, according to a Nutritional Reviews website. The rind of the Garcinia cambogia contains hydroxycitrate, the key ingredient in Citrimax.
What is Hydroxycitrate?
Hydroxycitrate, or HCA, is the main ingredient in Citrimax, a weight-loss dietary supplement marketed as Super Citrimax by IntraHealth Nutraceuticals.
How is HCA Supposed to Work?
According to Nutritional Reviews, HCA is supposed to block a key fat synthesis enzyme--ATP-citrate lyase--which reduces the amount of carbohydrates that your body can turn into fat. But according to a website on Citrimax by Christian Finn, who has a master's degree in exercise science, further research has yet to substantiate HCA's actual effect on weight loss.
Research on Citrimax and Exercise
Research done in the Netherlands and published in the December 2000 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that Garcinia Garcinia Cambogia Extract Cambogia Extract the HCA found in Citrimax has no impact on the amount of fat that you burn during exercise.
Appetite Suppression Benefits
According to the IntraHealth Nutraceuticals website on Super Citrimax, however, the recommended daily 500 mg. dose of Super Citrimax, taken three times a day with meals, will help with appetite suppression and feeling full, so you eat less and lose weight.
Nutritionalreviews.org: What is CitriMax?
Thefactsaboutfitness: What You Should Know About CitriMax
AJCN.org: December 2000 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Hydroxycitrate
Interhealthusa.com: IntraHealth Nutraceuticals: Super CitriMax