Also known as HCA, has been called “the most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss” by Dr. Oz. Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) is an extract from the rind of a small pumpkin shaped fruit called tamarind. It aids in weight loss by inhibiting a key enzyme, Cytrate Lyase that the body needs to make fat from carbohydrates. HCA also increases serotonin levels, improving mood. It also helps to manage the stress hormone, cortisol, which is released by the adrenal glands during stressful times. Chronic high levels of cortisol have been shown to wreak havoc on metabolism. By managing this hormone, the body can return more quickly to its natural state, and continue to release stored fat om fat cells, allowing for the body to burn it off.