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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3163) Last page : ( 3168)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00533.X

Hydroxycitric Acid (Hca)-A Potent Nutraceuticals

Sura Narendra Kumar*, Dr. Hiremath Lingayya

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru

*Corresponding Author E-mail: narendraks@rvce.edu.in

Online published on 24 December, 2019.

Abstract

On a global scale, obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability [1]. Currently, more than one billion adults worldwide are overweight and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese (WHO, 2018). Currently, there are many treatments available for obesity; one such method involves the use of anti-obese molecules. Compounds such as Orlistat, Lorcaserin, Sibutramine, Metformin and Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) are used as anti-obese molecules. Among these, Hydroxycitric acid is the preferred molecule since it shows high efficacy in controlling obesity, with minimal side effects. Several pharmaceutical companies extract HCA from the fruits of Garcinia cambogia, a native tree grown in south India. Due to geographical and seasonal limitation of Gracinia fruits, an alternative method of producing HCA is necessary.

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Keywords

Garcinia cambogia, Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA), Nuetraceutical, Antiobesity, Orlistat, Lorcaserin, Sibutramine, Metformin.

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