Hydroxycitric acid or HCA is found in the rind of the fruits of the Garcinia cambogia tree. Hydroxycitric acid is commonly used as a food enhancer in Asian foods for flavor and meal satisfaction. HCA helps to suppress appetite resulting in reduced calorie or food intake and cravings. Hydroxycitric acid also inhibits the production of fats from carbohydrates by promoting the conversion of carbohydrates to glycogen instead of fat. Hydroxycitric acid is commonly known as Citrimax and Brindleberry.