Its mechanism isn’t fully known, but rat studies suggest that the active ingredient in garcinia cambogia can increase serotonin in the brain.
Since serotonin is a known appetite suppressant, higher blood levels of serotonin could reduce your appetite, notes research.
Other dietary tips to aid weight loss
Supplements are not miracle workers, of course, and to maximise weight loss, it is also important to shun certain food groups.
According to the NHS, the best way to achieve this is to swap unhealthy and high-energy food choices – such as fast food, processed food and sugary drinks (including alcohol) – for healthier choices.