Ingredients: Garcinia Cambogia and stevia
Garcinia cambogia, or brindal berry, is traditionally used in South East Asia to add flavour to cooking and help maintain a good body weight. The ‘berry’ can grow up to the size of a grapefruit and produces a tea with a unique lemony taste and a wonderful citrus aroma.
Whilst you might not be able to find actual brindal berries in the UK, Natur Boutique’s Garcinia Cambogia tea offers a practical and tasty way to include it in your diet
A study has added weight to the argument that the fruit could offer an unusual weight loss tool. Researchers fed animals either a normal diet, a diet with 30% added fat, a normal diet plus Garcinia Cambogia (GC) extract, or a 30% added fat diet plus GC extract. As expected, in animals fed on the high fat diet blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats that are the main constituent of body fat) were seen to rise. However when animals were fed on the high fat diet plus the GC extract these rises were significantly less. Whilst the observed reduction in triglycerides could at least in part explain the anecdotal observations of weight loss in humans the researchers made another discovery that might also come into play.
They found that when the animals fed on the 30% fat diets were given GC their food intake (a measure of appetite) was significantly reduced as well, indicating that the fruit might act on the body in multiple ways to produce potential weight loss benefits.
J Complement Integr Med. 2016 Mar 1;13(1):9-16. Antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant activities of the ethanolic extract of Garcinia cambogia on high fat diet-fed rats. Sripradha R, Sridhar MG, Maithilikarpagaselvi N.
Directions for use: Use one tea bag per cup. Leave to brew for 3-4 minutes in freshly boiled water.
Store in a dry place.
Not recommended for individuals with diabetes or dementia, pregnant or lactating women, those with liver or kidney conditions, or those suffering with any medical condition or taking any form of medication, iron or supplements. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. If in any doubt, speak to doctor before using. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out the reach of children.