Based in Bangalore, Fabian Samuel directs the botanical manufacturing company Indfrag Limited, which produces a wide range of extracts for use as nutritional supplements. Fabian Samuel’s efforts have been instrumental in the patenting of garcinia cambogia (also known as Malabar tamarind.) for uses related to losing weight.
A citrus fruit traditionally used in cooking, garcinia cambogia’s rind imparts a sour flavor to many South Asian dishes. Recent research has shown the garcinia cambogia skin to be abundant in hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a biologically active ingredient demonstrated in several studies to have positive weight loss effects.
The benefits of garcinia cambogia include suppressing food cravings through increasing levels of the hormone serotonin in the cranium. In addition, it serves to inhibit citrate lyase, a fat-producing enzyme, which makes fat production more difficult. Other benefits of garcinia cambogia include reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels, and promoting antioxidants. Mr. Samuel’s firm stands as a leading exporter of this in-demand extract, which stands as the world’s most popular weight loss supplement, to the United States.