What is Cha De Bugre?
Cha De Burge is a small tree that is predominately found in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Bahia, Acre and Goias. The trees produce a cherry like fruit (resembling coffee beans) that are used to kill viruses, reduce fevers, and aid weight loss. For purposes of this article we will focus on the weight loss aspects of Cha De Bugre
Interestingly enough, its benefits have been used in Brazil for many years. Now that word is out in the United States, many are looking at it as a solid alternative to hoodia gordonii. Let’s take a closer look at what Cha De Bugre can offer in the world of weight loss.
It is often used as a diuretic. A diuretic can be defined as a substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine. This can be beneficial to help flush impurities out of the body however, with more urine leaving the body; more fluid (preferably water) should be replaced to maintain a healthy balance of hydration.
Well, that’s great, you’ll go to the restroom more but that’s not all. It can also decrease the appetite, reduce cellulite, boost energy, and support better circulation. Regarding decreasing the appetite, it doesn’t completely eliminate the desire to eat, rather, when taken orally 30 minutes prior to a meal, most report feeling full after the first few bites. Essentially, Cha is more effective at controlling meal portions than hoodia.
On the downside, it does contain caffeine. If you are known to get the shakes, nervous, nauseous, or any other side effects from a cup of coffee this supplement might not be a good fit for you. Hoodia would be the better pick.
Cha has also become a good energy replacement for the popular diet ingredient ephedra. Ephedra was known for its energy giving abilities; however, many ephedra related deaths caused the FDA to ban the sale of any supplements containing this ingredient in the United States.
Overall, there are a few quality supplements that use Cha De Bugre as their primary ingredient such as Thermazon.